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Brad Long is a Canadian born chef He is known for his appearances on the hit Food Network show Restaurant Makeover, which is seen in over 16 countries worldwide.

Toronto-based Chef Long has prepared meals for some of the world’s most discriminating diners – Canada’s corporate elite, political heavyweights, international celebrities and professional athletes. His culinary talent has been recognized by some of Canada’s toughest food critics and his big personality has been noticed in appearances on each of the country’s major broadcast networks.

Now everyone can experience the cooking that made Chef Long famous. Chef Long’s latest restaurant is Veritas, dedicated to making sustainability stylish. Veritas, meaning truth, features a delicious menu that blends Chef Long’s elegant style of cuisine with a commitment to sustainability and locally-produced, healthy, nutritious food – including seasonal vegetables from Chef Long’s own farm start-up. Veritas is located at 234 King Street East in Toronto.

For ten years Chef Long worked at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment where he was responsible for feeding more than 20 million fans at Toronto's Air Canada Centre and BMO Field. His responsibilities included creating team meals for the organization's NBA and NHL teams; and overseeing quick service, catering and restaurants including The Platinum Club, one of Toronto’s finest dining rooms.

The Air Canada Centre restaurants were tremendously successful under Chef Long, receiving accolades from fans and media alike. The Platinum Club won consecutive Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence every year since 2002; a VQA Restaurant Awards of Excellence; and the International Award of Excellence - Diamond Wine Award in 2004. Meanwhile, the Air Canada Club was ranked by Globe and Mail reviewer Joanne Kates as one of the Top 10 restaurants of the year in its inaugural season.

No stranger to start-up projects, Chef Long's previous culinary challenge was to rebuild the food and beverage program at the CN Tower in 1995, amassing several high-profile awards during his tenure.

The aspiring chef started out in the early 80’s with stints at various restaurants across the country -- mostly as a sideline to pay the bills while working as a musician.

In 1990 Chef Long got serious about cooking and became entrenched at Toronto’s Pronto Ristorante. While working up to Sous Chef and Chef, and attending school full-time, he studied and traveled extensively through Europe and the United States.

Balancing work and family is vital to Chef Long. When he isn't providing culinary leadership, creating menus, tasting sauces, speaking with farmers and foragers or checking the freshness of new produce, he shares quality time with his wife Sheryl (also an experienced chef) and his five young children.

Chef Long is now part owner of the Restaurant and Bar called My Place located at Jane and Bloor in Toronto's West End.


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