Ricardo - Biography and Achievements

Published August 26th, 2013 5 stars (52)
Ricardo - Biography and Achievements

Chef, author, television personality, businessman… Ricardo wears many hats. The only celebrity chef known throughout Canada, he embodies a powerful brand that reflects a contemporary vision of Canadian family life. His mission? To promote the importance of cooking and eating together.

Ricardo was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his efforts in making cooking accessible to all, and for his commitment to a range of social causes. Recently, he was also awarded a diploma honoris causa from the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec for his career achievements.


• Canada’s only national cooking magazine.
• Published in English and French editions.
• Named Best Magazine Brand at the 2016 National Magazine Awards.
• Circulation: 153,000 copies and 1.2 million readers.


• With 2 million unique visitors each month on ricardocuisine.com and over 450,000 followers and members on social media, Ricardo has the most influential digital platform for foodies in Canada.
• The website features over 5,000 recipes, available in both English and French.


• The French-language Ricardo TV show has aired for 15 years, and more than 2,000 episodes have been shot to date. It is broadcast in over 166 countries around the world.
• The program Ricardo and Friends (2006), which aired on Food Network Canada and Global, also achieved great success.
• Ricardo produces the reality-TV cooking show Chef in Your Ear, which he co-developed with American and British partners. Warner Bros. markets the format abroad. So far, the concept has been sold in three countries.


• Ricardo’s cookbooks, published in both English and French, are consistent bestsellers. His Slow Cooker books are now found in over 160,000 Canadian households.

Kitchen Accessories

• Ricardo offers a line of kitchen accessories that are sold in more than 600 stores across Canada. To date, over 2 million items have been sold!


• Ricardo markets a selection of wines that reflect his tastes and personality. The RICARDO label includes two wines from South Africa, one from Spain and one from France.

Espace Ricardo

• Espace RICARDO is a unique, one-stop shop that offers kitchen accessories and decor items drawn directly from the pages of the magazine, as well as a vast collection of gift ideas.

Café Ricardo

• Café RICARDO, which opened in March 2016, gives customers a chance to enjoy dishes based on recipes featured in the magazine and on the website.

The Art of the Table

• In fall 2016, the RICARDO The Art of the Table brand was launched. This line of affordable, quality textiles includes tablecloths and other table accessories.


  1. hi everyone, im doing a project on ricardo for my cooking project at la cite... im mssing a fiew details.. plzz help if you no the answer. 1. (When (what year exactly) did Ricardo graduate graduate algonquin college in communication? 2. Does ricardo have any non-alcohol wine? 3. and in witch 50 countries is his show brodcasts? Thanks!! plz email if you know any details: christine.castilloux@gmail.com

  2. saw the round bread video but can't find recipe, nor the video. Help! I am missing something as my bread didn't rise. Where can I find the printed recipe. Merci.

  3. In my house you are known as "The Kitchen God" and my 3 grown grandsons are becoming excellent cooks via your magazine and programs.....Thanks so much!!!

  4. In my house, you are known as "The Kitchen God"

  5. Ricardo...Thank YOU!! Thank you for making meals so easy to prepare and full of flavour! Thank you for capturing my eyes waiting in lines at the grocery store with your magazines. Thank you for creating well made kitchen products. Thank you for making a fantastic website that I can create meal plans on.....but most of all, thank you for making wonderful recipes that my family loves. None that I've tried so far has disappointed , even with my picky eaters! Keep doing what you do! Now,to find your wines in BC

  6. Love this site - first cooking site with such 'homely - no fuss' recipes... And such an site site that is easy to navigate! Thank you :)

  7. Actually, this is a question. I read the BBQ article you posted last week and wondered if I could use a bit of coke for the acidic element for marinating beef for a pot roast. What would you recommend? Thank you, Alice

  8. You have a magazine? Where can I find it in Ontario?..in the Richmond Hill area?

  9. Ricardo, my husband and I enjoyed your cooking show on the foodnetwork years ago. Miss you! However, I bought your 1st edition magazine 2 months ago and loved it! Informative, creative and great layout filled with lovely photos. I went on to get your latest edition and made the candy cane bark last night with my girls. Easy to follow recipe! Yummy too! A subscription to your magazine is my birthday present from my 3 children. My husband says "Ricardo" is welcome into our home anytime! Much success & love!!

  10. Ricardo am so happy with the English magazine I miss your cooking show on English TV. I'm a grandma and I love to cook and bake. I have also just subscribed to you magazine. Good Luck Sacha

  11. I am excited to see your magazine in English; I have been tempted to buy it in French but my knowledge just wasn't there. I watched your program on TV and thoroughly enjoyed them. I made your chocolate chip cookies from your magazine for my grandchildren. They were great even my husband loved them. Keep up your good work.

  12. Just bought your magazine, it is truly wonderful reading, great recipes. I'm a grandma of 6 and I love to cook and bake. I have also just subscribed to you magazine. I look forward to making your recipes. Best of luck:)

  13. I am so happy to find you Ricardo. I miss your cooking show on English TV. Your trips to visit the producers of food in Quebec was always a heartwarming experience. Please come on English TV again soon. They need another Canadian show with great production values I think it is called. I call it good taste in background, utensils, etc. I just made your classic chili and that is how I found you. Best ever chili. I love you Ricardo. Doris.

  14. Seems ok

  15. I came across this site while searching for a veal recipe. What a find! So much variety of healthy and visually appealing ideas. I am looking forward to putting this new information to use.

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