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Gamini Hemalal

A renowned culinary Professor, competitor and innovator, Chef Gamini has garnered many accolades and awards throughout the years. Some highlights include:

  • Certified Canadian Chef de Cuisine (CCC)/Certified Canadian Executive Chef
  • CCFCC Chef of the Year 2010 - Toronto Escoffier Society/CCFCC Toronto
  • CCFCC Chef of the Year 2010 - Central Region Canada CCFCC National
  • Former Culinary Director to the Manor and for over 4 years
  • Former Corporate Executive Chef to Great Candian Gaming Corporation/Shorelines Casinos, opening a brand new casino property in Belleville
  • Former Executive Chef and Chef Mentor to GCGC - Casino New Brunswick Hotel, Conference & Spa
  • Culinary/Pastry Professor - Canadian Centre of Culinary Arts and Science Centre at Humber College, 2008
  • Garde Manger content expert for first Certified Master Chef Canada Program at Humber College
  • Business Mentor - Ontario Business Excellence 
  • Former Culinary Professor/Executive Chef - Georgian College, for 5 Years 
  • Creator and Founder of, and, a unique culinary arts company 
  • President's Award Winner - 2005 Toronto CCFCC/Escoffier Society
  • Certified Culinary Judge approved by the CCFCC/WACS 
  • Gold, silver, bronze medal recipient at the IKA World Culinary Olympics - 2004, for individual entries
  • Belgium Master Chefs, “Diplome de Aptitude Culinaire” award recipient
  • Gold medal winner at GulFoods Dubai/AE , Culinary Salon Colombo and Toronto, Bakery Showcase - Canada, Culinary Canada Cup (runner-up) and the Best Culinary Apprentice Award presented by the Singapore Chefs Association
  • Captain of the Victorious Dubai (UAE) Senior National Culinary Team from 1992 - 1996, winning the Middle East/African and Asian Region WACS/Uncle Bens Challenge Trophy
  • Garde Manger Chef at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Royal Abjar Palace Dubai and Dorchester New York (The Palace New York)
  • Opened Caesars Casino Windsor in 1998, as its Senior Sous Chef, in charge of Buffet/Larder & Garde Manger
  • forner Executive Chef at the Legislative Assembly at Queens Park, Hockley Valley Resort, Delta, Le Meridien and Corporate Executive Chef at Jetwing Hotels
  • Set up and opened the first Culinary Institute of America
  • Partnered full-time Chefs School at Sea for the Luxury Cruise Company and Celebrity Cruises (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.) as their Senior Culinary Trainer
  • Successfully completed several CE Programs from Culinary Institute of Americe New York (ICE New York - Institute of Culinary Education), California, and Toronto (Bonnie Gordon College)
  • Proud Member of the Escoffier Chefs Toronto, CCFCC, ACF, NICA, and Pastry Chefs Guild of Canada.e

Hemalal Gamini