May 6, 2011
Ricardo Larrivée -- or simply Ricardo to his fans -- is Canada's most successful bilingual celebrity chef. Over the past twelve years, Ricardo has become a household name in Quebec. He is the author of the latest and acclaimed Meals for Every Occasion (Whitecap Books, 2009), Weekend Cooking and the co-author of a book on dessert chemistry, Chimie des desserts.
Ricardo is deeply involved with children’s issues. He is a spokesman for La Tablée des Chefs, a non-profit organization that provides cooking classes and summer camp stays for underprivileged youth. To Ricardo, it’s a profoundly important mission: he believes that learning to cook and eat well is the key to being independent and building a better future.