Chefs and Restaurants

Ryan Brosseau Cooks the Spirit of Southern Ontario at Dear Margaret

Liz Grossman

Ryan Brosseau got his first lesson in hospitality working as an appliance repairman in the early 2000s in Southern Ontario. “You couldn’t go into somebody’s house to fix their microwave or whatever and not have them say, ‘You’re staying for lunch. Sit down and have a cup of coffee or bowl of soup,’” says Brosseau. Brosseau grew up in Merlin, Ontario, a small, French-Canadian farming community about an hour east of Detroit...