After graduating from culinary ,school in 1994 chef Damian Marner worked at various restaurants in Toronto, Banff and Victoria, B.C. before landing in Calgary where he spent 10 years at some of the city’s top kitchens including sous chef at The River Café and Teatro and head chef of The Ranche at Fish Creek. In 2009 he and his family moved East to Halifax where he became chef at The Coastal. In 2012 they relocated to St. John’s where Damian spent three years as sous chef at Bacalao restaurant. For the past year and a half he has run a successful private culinary service business. Damian has taken part in the From This Rock culinary tour three years in a row on the west coast leg of the tour, Roots, Rants and Roars, The Gathering and recently cooked with a team of Canadian chefs at the James Beard House in New York City.