PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 25+ years of experience in kitchens including 20 years in senior management in Hotels, Resorts, In-flight catering, Corporate & event catering and Fine dining restaurants in Canada, France, Mauritius, Kenya & India.

AWARDS

  • CATIE (Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence) Award for Best Main Course Plate presentation 2012, awarded by International Caterers Association (ICA) at Las Vegas. (The spirit of the Catered Arts Through Innovated Excellence Awards (CATIES) is to recognize achievement of exemplary food production at an event.)
  • Gold Medal - CCUFSA Culinary Challenge, Edmonton, 2011
  • Silver Medal - American Culinary Federation sanctioned Black Box Competition at Univ. of Massachusetts 2010
  • Gold Medal - CCUFSA Culinary Challenge, St. John's, 2009
  • Silver Medal - American Culinary Federation sanctioned Black Box Competition at Univ. of Massachusetts 2009
  • Silver Medal - American Culinary Federation sanctioned Black Box Competition at Univ. of Massachusetts 2008
  • Gold Medal - CCUFSA Culinary Challenge, Kamloops 2007
  • Gold Medal - American Culinary Federation sanctioned Black Box Competition at Univ. of Massachusetts 2006
  • 2nd best Caterer in Vancouver, People's Choice Award for Catering operation 2006
  • Silver Medal - American Culinary Federation sanctioned Black Box Competition at Univ. of Massachusetts 2004
  • 1st Prize - Best Dessert- KWV Wines’ Dessert contest, South Africa 1992

CELEBRETIES & SPECIAL EVENTS CATERED TO

  • Winter olympics & Para-Olympics 2010 - Vancouver
  • G8 University Summit
  • Emperor & Empress of Japan
  • H.H Dalai Lama
  • Bishop Desmond Tutu
  • Dr. Shirin Ebadi (Nobel Laureate)
  • Princess of Japan
  • King of Mongolia
  • President of Kenya