During college back in the early 90s I used to watch a couple of TV chefs on local PBS, and I can't seem to remember the one guy's name.
In my area (Philly) - his show came on in the afternoon, so I could catch him between classes on most days. There was as few shows in a row, Frugal Gourmet (Jeff Smith), Yan can Cook , Graham Kerr, and this guy that whose name I can't remember.
He was a little bit roley poley, had a white beard, and I seem to remember him being Canadian. I'm also pretty sure he would sometimes where a hat. And he was Canadian - perhaps from BC. I seem to recall him making a mixture or gourmet and rustic dishes, right up my ally.
Ringing a bell?