In the Kitchen at ‘The North’ with Chef Marco

Watch Chef Marco at work at The North restaurant in downtown Barrie

As we step inside the world of Chef Marco Ormonde, we quickly notice his boundless mentality in the kitchen. As the season changes it’s new menu items, new flavous and new creativity. “We always try to give people what they want, it’s about more flavours and fresh ingredients. Right now more and more people want to eat healthy but they also want to be fully satisfied,”says Ormonde.

Chef Marco Ormonde at the North Restaurant in Barrie

Chef Marco tries to buy local when he can. “It’s easy with certain things, right now we are cooking some local venison with ratatouille and fresh quinoa salad.” Chef Marco is also preparing a new seafood dish. He’s mixing up some curried couscous, strawberry salad and seasoning the shrimp and scallops.

The North Restaurant

We went into Chef Marco’s kitchen The North Restaurant as preps new seasonal dishes. Spolier alert, the food was incredible!

Posted by Barrie 360 on Thursday, October 10, 2019

The salad has fresh fruit, in-house dressing, candied pecans and the right amount of greenery. The shrimp is mighty and the scallops flavoured perfectly. When served, it was pairing with the right vino, in the right atmosphere. The North is a great date night spot, with a more upscale dining vibe (without the pretentiousness). For us, it was the pairing of foods and the colourful presentation that shone through.


The Reviews


Always tasty food, nicely served, great atmosphere, friendly staff, they made our night/anniversary really special.

Posted by Gordana Dosen on Thursday, August 22, 2019

thanks Marco for the amazing meals as usual the food was delicious and we had a great night

Posted by Troy Kirby on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Just had a fantastic meal at The North. My husband made the reservation and didn’t say that it was my birthday. Staff…

Posted by Lorri Hogarth on Thursday, June 15, 2017


The North Restaurant

Located in downtown Barrie