Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Chef Derrick Markland for a number of years will come to find many different facets within him: teacher, mentor, dreamer and entrepreneur being only smallest examples of what his persona encompasses. Recently, Chef was interviewed for a profile on a blog that highlights remarkable unsung Chefs in Canada with a notable passion for what they do. This small insight on how Chef Derrick Markland ticks is--in my humble opinion--a gem of a read.
If you are a Rouxstir and love all things Roux, if you are checking us out for the first time or--I hate to think--even if you severely dislike us, learning about a local phenomenon is never a waste! Chef has been a Junctioneer for years, getting his first start over five years ago with the cozy Junction Eatery. With an insightful renovation he has transformed his first restaurant into a space that now manages to be both chic and comfortable under a the new moniker of Roux. Compassionate, stubborn and loyal, Chef Derrick has guided Roux into becoming a direct reflection of the neighborhood and the humanity surrounding it.
Whether you are in need of a taste of home, a great spot for a date or a timeless classic, Chef Derrick Markland's passion for food will never disappoint.