This culinary pair got their start at George Brown College in the Culinary Management Program in Toronto. After having trained together they went on to work for the Head Judge of Top Chef Canada, Mark McEwan, at his restaurants, ONE and Bymark. Kristen has worked at 529 Wellington, Scarpetta, Gallery Grill as Sous Chef and Manager of Les Louises Catering Company. Kyle has worked for Buca, Sous Chef at Five Doors North and was Head Butcher at The Healthy Butcher.
Both Red Seal chefs they brought their training back to Winnipeg in 2012 to open a restaurant and start a family. With plans for Chew simmering the couple welcomed their son Charlie into their family and the kitchen on June 7th 2013 and Chew opened in August that same year.