Erica Karbelnik


Chef Erica Karbelnik has always had a passion for food. She began cooking at a young age with her mom by her side, hosting weekly dinner parties and recipe testing. It was there, in her home kitchen, that sparked her passion for culinary arts.

At 17, chef Erica started cooking professionally. She worked as an apprentice under chef Mark McEwan at ONE Restaurant, which led to a full-time position.

Since, chef Erica has travelled across the globe, bringing flavours from each country into her cooking. She has gone back and forth from Toronto to Vancouver, working alongside some of Canada’s most recognized chefs, training in French Italian cuisine and specializing in handmade pasta.

Recently, chef Erica competed alongside her husband and fellow chef, Josh Karbelnik, in Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada, where she took home the title and grand prize. During this competition, she honed into her Moroccan Israeli background bringing those flavours to the table and finding her stride in her cooking style.

Chef Erica, has been a busy bee! She has recently became a new mom, opened her own at home private dining company ( @bringonthekarbs ) where her and her husband bring the restaurant to you, and is currently about to launch her own brand of products including her Truffle Hunny Vinaigrette inspired by her season on TopChef Canada.

If you’re interested in learning more about chef Erica or collaborating with her on upcoming events and brand partnerships, please contact, Shanley@samuraimedia