This is AMA: Brad Smoliak

By AMA Staff

Brad Smoliak was given a three-percent chance of survival at birth. But sometimes, that’s all you need. 

The celebrated Edmonton chef, who’s cooked for everyone from the Canadian Olympic team to the Queen, is living proof that it’s possible to defy the odds when you have a community rallying behind you. And he’s spent his career finding creative ways to return the favour. 

In our latest This is AMA video, Smoliak shares how his near-fatal heart condition has inspired him to serve others, root for the underdog and live every day to the fullest.