Club House for Chefs


To Quebec, With Love – A Flavour Journey from London to the Maison

After landing in the United Kingdom to work at an undisclosed pub, after only two days, Chef Derek Dammann made a run for it to London and never looked back. During a visit to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen for what started as a casual bite to eat, he picked up the position of Sous Chef and worked his way up over almost four years to Chef de Cuisine. Chef Dammann returned to Canada, opening Maison Publique, a cozy casual gastropub in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood. Since then, Maison Publique has garnered Chef Dammann recognition and accreditation by Eater, enRoute and Canada’s 100 Best. Club House for Chefs spoke to Chef Dammann about how his time across the pond impacted his eventual journey to having Maison Publique along with the impact of Canadian seasonality in ensuring the selection of local ingredients. Coming from English fine dining and having worked under Jamie…