Getting to Know…Chef Mike Eldershaw
Chef Mike Eldershaw, what can I say? He is a wonderful chef, human being, and daddy. His face lights up when talk is geared towards the kitchen. Without further ado, let me introduce Chef Michael!
Hey Mike, it is great having you as an integral part of the MTCC’s culinary team! You bring a unique style to our kitchen, with your down-to-earth approach to cooking a broad variety of tasty dishes. We want to get to know you better!
I know you have very busy days in Kiju’s kitchen, and it probably gets busy at home as well with a young child. Share with us some of your relaxation techniques.
(laughs) Relaxation! Hmm, well, I like to take walks with my son and my dog. And I love a good binge TV watching evening.
Sounds like great ways to unwind after a long week!
What are some of your dreams or hopes for the future, you are after all, still a young man.
I would like to own my own restaurant one day, and would love the opportunity to travel more.
Mike’s eyes are shining! I can almost see the dreams reflecting in them, how cool, I hope all your hopes and dreams come true Mike!
What are some of your favourite memories from childhood? And do you plan on recreating those with your son?
I am from out west originally, growing up, my favourite memories involve travelling with my family. We travelled out here to the east coast a lot. I am trying to do the same with my son, but going west instead.
That’s fantastic Mike, travelling makes so many wonderful memories, I am sure your son will look back some day and smile.
Describe the best party you ever attended.
Elkridge resort, hands down! Great times, great people. It is where I met my wife. We used to do something different for parties, we would have Halloween in the summer, or an icebreaker. Great memories for sure.
Sounds like fun!
What is something you have always wanted to do, but lack the time or circumstance have prevented you from doing?
I have wanted to go on Chopped Canada forever! But every time, something happens and it gets away from me. One of these days I WILL do it!
I will be planted in front of the TV cheering you on!
That was great Mike! Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to answer my questions. We hope you are a member of the MTCC team for a long time, at least until your dream of opening your own restaurant has been realized!