What do you get when you combine natural culinary talent with a phenomenal ability to entertain? The magic of Chef Spencer Watts.
Spencer is a truly one-of-a-kind personality that brings an infectious enthusiasm and undeniable charm to the kitchen. His honed knife skills and beautiful plating techniques are mesmerizing to watch, and usually come with a little kitchen boogie and crooning to 80s tunes. A pop culture junkie, Spencer will riff on movie quotes and impressions while poaching salmon or plating tartare. What's Spencer's secret? He genuinely loves what he does.
Growing up in BC, young Spencer caught the performing bug early as he goofed off as class clown, fearless in his mission for laughs. He found his second passion when he entered the school gingerbread competition. Winning third place in the cafeteria opened his eyes to the delicious future of chef-dom. From there, it was culinary arts school, then on to lauded restaurants, before getting discovered for his many talents and appearing on television screens. A fast favourite with viewers, the shows Spencer has hosted have twice won the Oscars of food television: The James Beard Award.
Spencer loves to travel and is up for trying any new dish or ingredient. Globally-inspired cuisine with a modern technique and a touch of fun is his approach to food. He's won prestigious awards for his gourmet dishes (including silver in the Culinary Olympics in 2012, and silver in World Culinary Masters the same year), but also likes to keep it simple, often using everyday ingredients in new and ingenious ways.
He's the beloved host of Fish the Dish, Watts on the Grill, and Spencer's Big 30, all on Gusto TV, and airing in over 30 countries around the world.