celebrity chef craig harding
about craig harding
Celebrity Chef Craig Harding is the owner and executive chef of Toronto’s renowned Italian restaurant Campagnolo. An homage to his Nona, the restaurant is inspired by traditional homemade Italian food charged with fresh and modern energy.
Craig's passion jumps off every plate which is why Campagnolo has received rave reviews and accolades including being named one of Canada's best new restaurants by enRoute Magazine and landing a highly-coveted spot on renowned food critic Joanne Kates’ “Top 100” list annually since their first year of service. It's also why, in a city where restaurants regularly come and go, Campagnolo continues to be destination dining after more than seven years.
If the success of Craig's first restaurant is any indication, his new spot, La Palma, launched in spring 2017 and blending classic Italian with a laid back California vibe is sure to become another culinary staple.
But Craig's talents aren't limited to back of house, he's also a star in front of the camera, most recently appearing on Food Network's Chef In Your Ear and TLN’s Chef’s Bar. Prior to that, he and fellow chef Rob Rossi starred in Opening Argentina and Opening Italy where they ventured to distant and remote locations to find the most authentic food possible. Craig is currently shooting Opening Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday.