Darryl Shotlander

Student cooking

I am a member of George Brown College’s Post Graduate Italian Culinary Arts Program. Through this program I studied in Italy at one of the best culinary schools in the world, ALMA. I also had the opportunity to intern at the world famous Osteria Francescana by Massimo Bottura. Osteria Francescana is a 3 Michelin Star restaurant that was awarded the Best Restaurant in the World in 2016 and 2018 and is now ranked as the Best of the Best by The World’s 50 Best. Restaurants.
Working at Osteria Francescana in Italy has been a dream of mine since entering the culinary industry. Thanks to George Brown College and GSO, I was able to turn this dream into a reality. This opportunity has truly changed my life and future. Thanks to this opportunity, I have many options to further my career more. I will be spending the next two years working in London, UK at more of the world’s best restaurants to further expand my knowledge so I can bring it back to Canada and reshape the culinary industry of Canada.

Latest Publications


A trading nation needs a globally engaged workforce

Canadian businesses need to work harder to remain competitive, globally relevant, and accessible. A large part of that is having access to the right talent.

Global Horizons #8 – Kicking off 2024

Our social media blitz, two op-eds, the launch of our Alumni Hub and much, much more.

Sending more students abroad will help Canada navigate a changing world

A more unpredictable world presents Canada with serious challenges, but also new opportunities.