DIRTYBURGER. was created during the summer of 2020 and is a ghost restaurant created by Michael Blackie to offer guest some good ol fashioned burger action with a unique Blackiee twist. Always the freshest ingredients is our mandate, Dirty Burger is available only for takeout, you can place your orders up tot 30 minutes or 30 days out. You pickup at NeXT at 6400 Hazledean Road, in Stitttsville.
Come and experience DIRTYBURGER! Truly original and one of a kind, proudly located in Stittsville at the corner of Westridge and Hazeldean Road.
Born in Leicestershire, England, and raised in Montreal, Michael Blackie has been cooking for almost 27 years on three continents. Over the past decade, he’s worked at some of the world’s finest hotels including the Fairmont Pierre Marques (Mexico) and the Oberoi (Bali), an exclusive five-star facility voted the world’s best boutique resort by Leading Hotels of the World (2002) and listed on Cond Nast’s “hot list”.
Among his many career highlights, Chef Blackie held executive sous chef and acting chef positions at the prestigious and world-renowned Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. In 2003 Michael returned to Canada and was responsible for the opening of Brookstreet hotel as the Executive chef. Within 4 months of opening Brookstreet was awarded the prestigious four-diamond rating from CAA for the dining room Perspectives.
In 2009 Michael joined the National Arts Centre as the Executive chef and Director of Food and Beverage. During his tenure Michael created “Celebrity Chefs of Canada” two years running this event showcased the talents of 18 chefs from across Canada. This unique event garnered national attention. In 2010 Michael was the co-host of Chef- off! A seven-part Food Network produced show that showcased the antics and challenges of two chefs, as they battled for number one position. Chef-off was nominated for a Gemini award in 2010, in the category of reality TV. In 2018 Chef Blackie starred alongside both Chef Lynn +Lora Crawford in the acclaimed Television series Iron Chef Canada for both season 1 and 2.
Currently Michael is the co-founder of Nextfood.ca a 11,000 SQFT unique facility located in the west end of Ottawa, featuring casual dining, events, catering and take home. Nextfood.ca represents the fruits of Michael’s dedication to his craft and is proud to call NeXT his home.
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