Celebrity Chefs

This is tricky. There are so many great Niagara chefs there’s not enough room to mention them all.

We’ve listed just a few of the Niagara Chefs who’ve already made a name for themselves. There are plenty more celebrity chefs waiting in the wings.

First, Niagara is blessed with Niagara College where eager students can enroll in one of the finest publicly funded Culinary Skills-Chef Training courses in Canada. With state-of-the-art facilities and a highly qualified chef faculty, students learn to prepare melt-in-your-mouth pastries and succulent seasonal entrees.

CHEF’S MASSIMO CAPRA AND JAMIE KENNEDY

It doesn’t get any better than this; two of Canada’s most renowned chefs in Niagara Falls.

Chef Massimo has brought his culinary skills to the Rainbow Room of the historic and elegant Crown Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls.

Right next door at the Sheraton on the Falls another one of Canada’s most respected and beloved chefs, Jamie Kennedy works his culinary magic at Windows on the 14th floor of this dining room. Both dining rooms overlook Niagara Falls.

PAUL PENNOCK, EXECUTIVE CORPORATE CHEF, NIAGARA PARKS RESTAURANTS

Chef Paul’s C.C.C. creativity in using local produce to develop seasonal feature menus, and pairing these delicious entrees with Niagara VQA wines earns him a spot of this list.

RON KNEABONE, EXECUTIVE CHEF, TERRAPIN GRILL FALLSVIEW RESTAURANT

This amiable executive chef has over 20 years of worldly experience in working in fine dining establishments. For the past five years he’s been creating culinary masterpieces at one of Niagara Falls finest restaurants.

TIM O’DONNELL, EXECUTIVE CHEF, THE WATERMARK RESTAURANT

This outstanding chef has been creating since 2001 wonderful dining experiences at this fabulous dining room located in Niagara Falls tallest hotel, the Hilton Hotel and Suites. He’s also taught classes at Niagara College and provided apprenticeship opportunities for many aspiring chefs.

PRADEEP DHARMAWARDANE, PASTRY CHEF, PONTE VECCHIO AT THE FALLSVIEW CASINO RESORT

This pastry chef extraordinaire is truly an artist with chocolate, sugar and pastry. He’s competed in the World Culinary Olympics and holds more than a dozen medals from famous international culinary competitions.

Bon Appetit.