Yasser Qahawish


Yasser Qahawish, an inspiring and
revolutionary chef

Local Food Hero 2006 

Yasser Qahawish was awarded the Local Food Hero when he was Executive Chef at the Osgoode Hall Restaurant at the Law Society of Upper Canada. Chef Qahawish is currently with Artisanale Café and Bistro in Guelph, which serves simple, elegant and reasonably-priced French cuisine, sourced fresh from some of the best farmers in Ontario, which he personally selects.

Unique Food System Problem

Chef Qahawish is inspired by the passion, wisdom and courage of farmers. He believes that good food and good health stem from good ingredients. Without fuss or pretentiousness he aims to make good food more accessible and available.

Unique Food System Solution

Chef Qahawish works with local producers to source high quality ingredients and create delicious, simple meals. He is committed to only sourcing from these farmers and food producers, whom he calls his “heroes”, and their ingredients, “his inspiration”.