Starting his career at the age of 15, Doug McNish began to hone his skills, and come to learn the intricacies of the food service industry. At the age of 21, Doug was un-happy and un-healthy. It was after watching an undercover video of animals in slaughter houses, that he decided to make the change and try a vegetarian diet. Months later, Doug would adopt a fully vegan lifestyle, which he continues today.
With his hunger and drive, Doug McNish has honed his craft and become a world class executive vegan chef, consultant, educator, brand spokesperson, author, speaker, and a committed vegan activist.
Doug’s first cookbook, bestselling, Eat Raw, Eat Well was published internationally in Spring of 2012, and was awarded a Gourmand Award in Paris France for Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the world. Doug’s Second title, Raw, Quick & Delicious was published in the fall of 2013, and his third book, Vegan Everyday was published in 2015, for which it too won a Gourmand Award as best Vegan Cookbook in the world for 2015. In November of 2017 Doug was awarded with the Now Magazine Readers Choice Award in his home town of Toronto, Ontario, as Best Chef in the City, putting him in the same league of some of this country’s best.
Doug is bringing vegan cuisine to the mainstream and challenging ideas on ethics, the health and the environment. In addition to publishing three award winning books in three years, Doug currently helps operate Mythology Toronto, high end vegan restaurant serving dinner and brunch. You can catch Doug online by following him on Twitter, Instagram or on Facebook, where he routinely shares his current projects, and his love for everything vegan!