Host Roger Mooking visits booths at the Pearl Farmers Market in San Antonio, as seen on Cooking Channel's Man Fire Food, Season 3.

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Roger Mooking has earned an international reputation as a renowned chef executing a culinary style that showcases his globally inspired vision.

The Trinidadian-born, Canadian-raised chef is influenced by his culturally rich family background, his love of people and travel, and interest in global flavours to create new culinary experiences. While Roger’s earliest influences are his family’s Chinese and Caribbean specialties, Roger also trained under Japanese, Chinese, French, and Swiss German chefs. This third generation restaurateur has opened and consulted on many food and beverage operations including globally influenced restaurant “Twist by Roger Mooking”.

Chef Mooking is the host and co-creator of internationally broadcast television series Everyday Exotic. He is the author of the award-winning cookbook of the same name. He co-hosted Food Network’s Heat Seekers and is currently host of grilling and barbecue show Man Fire Food and Man's Greatest Food, both airing on Cooking Channel. His culinary talents have led to appearances on several other Food Network series including Guy’s Grocery Games, Chopped, All-Star Chopped and international series such as Chopped Canada and Top Chef Canada. 

Taking his talents outside of the kitchen, this Juno award-winning recording artist has catered the Juno Awards Gala, serving up his signature Mooking dishes to the best in the Canadian music scene. According to Roger “food feeds the body, music feeds the soul”.

But for Roger, what is most important is being a husband and father of four daughters. You could say Roger has a full plate!

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