Claudio Aprile is the owner and creative force behind Orderfire hospitality group. Throughout his professional life in the kitchen he has evolved from celebrated chef to respected restaurateur with a string of acclaimed restaurants to his name.

Claudio was born in Uruguay, raised in Canada, and has lived, travelled, and worked internationally. Throughout his 30+ year career, he has passed through some of the most renowned kitchens around the globe.

Chef Aprile’s first restaurant, Colborne Lane (2007-2013), opened to immediate success and was lauded as one of the best restaurants in the world. Origin restaurant opened in 2010, and was named best new restaurant of the year by Toronto Life Magazine. Origin Liberty followed in 2012, and the highly anticipated Origin North in 2013, marking the first foray of the Origin brand outside downtown Toronto.

In 2014 Claudio will be overseeing Trillium Restaurant at The Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Watch for Claudio on CTV’s MasterChef Canada in early 2014, where he takes on the coveted role of culinary judge.