He continues to strive for excellence in doing what he knows best….being an Executive Chef.
Brian Vallipuram was born in Sri Lanka, which prepared for him a base in taste and spice. Coupled with his acquired skills in the kitchens of Europe, he has created the unique flavors and skills of a European Master Chef.
In 1987, Brian joined Oliver's Bistro and quickly became Sous Chef, learning to recognize Canadian tastes and demands.
In 1990 a position became available at the prestigious North 44 Restaurant, which in 1995, led to him becoming Head Chef. In 1999, Brian decided to venture out on his own and opened Axcess Restaurant and Catering Inc.
As Axcess' Proprietor and Executive Chef, Brian's culinary talents became legendary and attracted celebrities, politicians and many Torontonians and suburbanites. Axcess Restaurant became recognized as one of Toronto’s top ten fine dining restaurants and it was here that Brian, won many of his Canadian Fine Food Awards for items such as his own house smoked Atlantic salmon; spicy pickles which he bottled and sold and his famous 123 (bouillabaisse) sauce, just to name a few.
In 2004, Axcess Restaurant outgrew its space of 70 seats and Brian moved his venture to a larger dining room, which he called 1055 Restaurant and Catering. 1055 became recognized as another one of Toronto’s top fine dining cuisine. It was at this location that Brian excelled even more. He provided hands on training to culinary students at various colleges around Toronto and he catered to many events and affairs for politicians and celebrities. Brian also took part in many fund raising events to help his community. He raised over $ 10,000 for Red Cross for the Tsunami Relief; he participated in Toronto