Chef Danielle serves up crepes at the Heart of the Hammer Cafe

11/10/2010

Since graduating from Humber College’s culinary program Chef Danielle has worked in some of Ontario’s finest restaurants including Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Vineland Estates Winery, the Ancaster Old Mill, Compton and Greenland in Burlington and Tea at the Whitehouse in Waterdown as well as the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

This Sunday you can enjoy crepes brunch by Chef Danielle from 9am-2pm at the Heart of the Hammer Cafe. For this special Sunday, reservations are recommended. Please call the cafe at 289-389-7137.

Culinary Philosophy and Influences

“My approach to cooking is one of simplicity.  If you have fresh, local, good quality ingredients cooking does not have to be complicated and fussy. The flavours of the ingredients will stand for themselves. Good food, when made well with love and shared with family and friends, feeds the body and nourishes the soul.

My Mum is an inspired, self-taught cook and loves to entertain.  Our house was always filled with lovely people enjoying food and wine and good conversation over more food and wine.  My Dad is a manic vegetable gardener and is still in search of the perfect potato variety that he left behind on his native island of Jersey.  It is from them that I developed my love of food and my philosophy about cooking.”

– Danielle Dingle

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