Rodney Bowers is passionate about sharing his love of all kinds of food. His culinary skill and natural charm have catapulted him to the forefront of Canada’s culinary scene. Previously, Rodney had been the go-to cooking expert on The Marilyn Denis Show, and he also co-hosted Double Your Dish, with his partner Meredith Shaw.
Rodney quickly rose from entremetier in the Toronto kitchens of North 44 and Canoe to junior sous chef at the Four Seasons Hotel with chef Lynn Crawford. He then became restaurant chef at Massimo Capra’s Mistura. In 2005, Rodney opened his own restaurant, The Rosebud, which quickly became one of Toronto’s top eateries. He followed that up with a bistro called The Citizen, and then with Hey Meatball!, which was one of Canada’s first farm-to-table restaurants that served quick-service style food.
In 2020, Rodney and Meredith created Double Your Dish, where viewers joined them in their home kitchen to learn how to create two very different recipes from the same base ingredients. In addition, Rodney has appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and CBC’s Fridge Wars, and was the host of The Delinquent Gourmet.
Rodney is known for encouraging his social media followers to embrace a healthy lifestyle in order to live life to the fullest. He is currently a culinary arts professor and coordinator for the food media program at Centennial College.
Rodney and Meredith share their busy Toronto household with two kids and their dog.