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  • Casa Madera

    Casa Madera Names Executive Chef

      Daniele Pisanu is the new executive chef at Casa Madera in Toronto. Pisanu has been the sous chef there since its opening in April 2022. Having drawn inspiration from his travels across the globe, Pisanu has become an expert in seamlessly fusing worldly cuisines while ensuring his love for cooking remains at the core of his creations. His experiences have translated into creating meticulously designed dishes that have been implemented into Casa Madera’s menu, offering guests a taste of…

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    New Executive Chef At Westin Bayshore

      Steve Rutherford has joined The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver as executive chef. Rutherford is a 10-year veteran of The Westin Bayshore, having spent a decade-long tenure there between 2007 and 2017, during which he moved up through the ranks from restaurant chef to banquet chef and, lastly, executive sous chef. His return to The Westin Bayshore follows more than four years at Victoria’s world-renowned Fairmont Empress, where he served as executive sous chef under executive chef Morgan Wilson (famed…

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  • The Dorian Hotel Appoints Executive Chef

      The Dorian, Autograph Collection (The Dorian), in Calgary has appointed Kevin Birch as its executive chef, who will oversee the hotel’s three dining experiences. Birch, the hotel’s newest team member, is an accomplished chef, a successful entrepreneur, and has been a culinary instructor at Canada’s top hospitality school, SAIT. He has led teams of more than 200 culinary professionals and has worked in two of Canada’s top 100 restaurants. He will be overseeing all three culinary offerings at The…

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    Drapeau Heads WeCook Culinary Operations

      Gabriel Drapeau is leaving his role as executive chef at Joe Beef after being appointed head of culinary operations at WeCook. Drapeau will be to supporting the Montreal-based ready to eat brand’s national expansion starting with the opening of a production facility in Calgary. Drapeau will work hand-in-hand with WeCook executive chef Daniel Quintal and vice president of operations Fabrice Semi-Bi. “As we expand our meal-prep services across Canada, Gabriel’s skills will be a tremendous asset to our organization,” says WeCook CEO and co-founder…

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  • The challenges faced by event food and beverage teams

    From addressing food allergies to dealing with shrinking budgets and tighter-than-ever timelines, venue food and beverage teams face a host of challenges with every event they help organize. Corporate Meetings and Events magazine recently spoke with senior leaders at several successful event venues to learn about how these hard-working teams address such challenges to create exceptional experiences for planners and guest alike. Participants: Jason Bangerter, Executive Chef; Virgilio Vea, Director of Food and Beverage; and Kate Mackay, Director of Sales…

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  • New executive chef at Québec City Convention Centre

    The Québec City Convention Centre and its exclusive food and beverage partner, Capital HRS, are pleased to announce the arrival of a new executive chef as head of the biggest event-driven kitchen in Québec City. Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier will use his culinary passion to take the Convention Centre’s reputation for excellence to new heights. “Taking over the kitchens of the Québec City Convention Centre, known both in Québec and abroad for the quality of its cuisine, is a huge challenge. I’m proud to join…

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  • Customize your Food Experience in Montreal

    Montreal’s streets are a mosaic of foodie destinations. A mix of European and North American cuisine decorates menus in every neighbourhood, while dishes are derived from various ethnicities that make up the city. Renowned chefs bring their talent from far and wide, so it’s no wonder Montreal has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada or that out of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, 28 were from Quebec and 26 were from Montreal. Foodies Unite Gathering inspiration from this…

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