Twist by Roger Mooking Opens in Toronto Pearson Airport

Twist by Roger Mooking, new restaurant by Chopped Canada judge Roger Mooking marked a major milestone in the ongoing upgrades to the dining program at Toronto Pearson International Airport

“Bringing Twist to Pearson is a dream come true for me. Being in the airport has allowed me to showcase some new and exciting menu items for travellers that will give them a taste of our city’s uniquely diverse culinary scene,” said Roger Mooking. “Working with HMSHost to bring this restaurant to life has been such a great experience and I sincerely hope our guests will love what we have created together.”

Twist incorporates a “global twist” on locally sourced North American comfort foods at Toronto Pearson. With menu items created by Roger such as the Splat Scones, made with Devonshire cream, lavender honey, and peameal bacon; and the Fried Chicken, made with Japanese spices and Thai-influenced crispy herbs with a lime honey dip for presentation and flavour, travellers will be delighted in the opportunity to experience Roger’s culinary flair. Roger focuses on increasing the healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and sustainable options available to travellers at the airport, with dishes that pack a powerful punch of flavour, and Twist is full of such offerings.

“Toronto Pearson has been working with local celebrity chefs over the past few years to create a strong sense of place for our passengers. We are very pleased that Roger Mooking has joined forces with our partner HMSHost to bring to life an exciting culinary experience,” said Scott Collier, Vice President, Customer and Terminal Services, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “Twist by Roger Mooking brings flavour in a big way. He blends fresh, locally sourced ingredients mixed with international flavours, offering a culinary adventure for people flying through Terminal 1.”

Twist is a restaurant that travellers of all ages and demographics will love from the moment they step inside. Roger has created a menu unlike anything we’ve seen before, and not just for an airport. Travellers will love the use of exotic flavours and spices,” said Amy Dunne, Vice President of Business Development at HMSHost. “Roger has a dynamic personality and world-class culinary skills, a combination that has made it such a pleasure to work with him on Twist, and we look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.”