One Day in Toronto: Forno Cultura pastry chef and Iron Chef Canada competitor, Laura White

"Iron Chef Canada" competitor Laura White runs us through her favourite places to dine in Toronto

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The baker life isn't easy, and it requires hard work and long hours. For pastry chef Laura White of Forno Cultura, it's a transition from fine dining that's taken her to Iron Chef Canada. White has been sharing her passion for baking with the world for more than seven years and before her pastry chef career, White gained fine dining experience in acclaimed restaurants, such as Susur, Xoco Cava and Auberge du Pommier

Outside of the long hours, here's where White likes to visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

The holiday-themed Iron Chef Canada battle between Laura White and best-selling cookbook author Anna Olson airs December 12 at 10 p.m. ET on Food Network Canada. 


I’m rather happy to enjoy some Morcilla and scrambled eggs at my place most days, but I am a sucker for the excellent Diner style traditional breakfast at Harry’s Charbroiled Burgers. Bonus: it’s right down the street from home.


The Tempered Room in Parkdale draws me back time and again for the excellent quiche and the perfect to-die-for custard tart slice.