Afzal “Affy” Bhatti, head chef and founder of Affy’s Premium Grill is a trained chef with over 30 years of experience in fine dining. Originally from Chicago, Affy opened the first location of Affy’s Premium Grill in Pickering, Ontario in July 2008. The restaurant quickly became a hotspot for Toronto natives especially for the Halal eaters and was so successful that Affy bought the store next door to expand and triple the number of seats. Affy opened his second location in Mississauga, Ontario in October 2012 and it proved to be just as popular and busy as the original. Affy’s next venture was stateside with his third location in Brooklyn, NY in August 2015. Affy then returned to open his last restaurant in Scarborough, Ontario in June 2017.