a quick Q&A with
Nothing quite says Community LOVE like the warm spirit and soulful food coming out of The Heartbreak Chef on Dundas West. Please say hello to Jerome - owner and operator of the little shop-front eatery boasting BIG-ASS comfort food. His juicy fried chicken sandwiches are some of the best (and biggest) in the city. Bring an appetite for this menu, that’s for sure! Jerome opened this new location at the beginning of the pandemic, an impressive feat when so many new culinary ventures were suddenly finding themselves so challenged. His drive, dedication and incredibly warm spirit not only come out in his food, but the way he supports his neighbourhood and community, like collaborating with other creative businesses (like us!) and donating food to essential frontline workers.
describe yourself and what you do.
Jerome: Hi, I’m Jerome and I’m the owner and operator of The Heartbreak Chef, located at 823 Dundas Street West. We provide the best comfort food in Toronto.
what inspires you, drives you and gets you out of bed in the morning?
Jerome: I get inspired knowing that we are providing a service that people in the city appreciate and love. The kind messages and all the local support we get makes it all worth it.
what’s an important lesson you’ve learned that you want to share with the world?
Jerome: An important lesson I’ve learned is just keep grinding and stay humble. The last two years have been crazy for everyone but you gotta keep pushing and stick with your goals and dreams.
if there was one other person, business or group you want to celebrate, who would it be?
Jerome: Right now I want to celebrate all the front line workers across the world. It hasn’t been easy for them but they have continued to put others before themselves, and that should always be recognized.
Heartbreak Chef has a small dine-in section as well as takeout. Be sure to follow @theheartbreakcheff on IG and check out their website HERE for your next comfort food craving. This man and menu sure have a whole lot of heart!