inspired by canada’s raw, rich land

Connecting people to place through contemporary Canadian cuisine, Canoe crafts inspired dishes reflective of our country’s diverse landscape. Our chefs work closely with farmers and suppliers to source the finest ingredients from across the nation.

With over 25 years of culinary history, Canoe continues to challenge creative boundaries in the spirit of celebrating Canada and its distinct provinces.

Executive Chef – Ron McKinlay

As executive chef of Canoe, Ron McKinlay showcases a deep appreciation for uniquely Canadian ingredients. Chef McKinlay brings well over a decade of international cooking experience in renowned restaurants across the U.K., Australia and the Middle East. He works closely with producers, gatherers, and suppliers to create dishes inspired by Canada’s diverse landscapes and its distinct provinces. After travelling, working, and training with some of the best chefs around the world, he is constantly aiming to take Canadian cuisine to new heights.

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Chef de Cuisine – Roderick Tomiczek

Toronto native Roderick Tomiczek’s culinary journey has taken him through esteemed kitchens with an eclectic blend of influences. After apprenticing under acclaimed local Canadian chefs, he embarked on a career-changing chapter in London, England, gracing the kitchens of famed Michelin-starred chefs such as Marcus Wareing and Heston Blumenthal. Returning to Canada, he fine-tuned his artistry at Langdon Hall with Jason Bangerter. Drawn by Chef Ron’s vision and reputation, he now brings his skillset to Canoe’s storied kitchen.

Executive Pastry Chef – Raffaele Stea

Classically trained in Montréal, Raffaele Stea is known for innovative flavour combinations and modern techniques. Having spent the better part of the last decade in Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe, Raffele embodies Canoe’s endless pursuit of excellence and ingenuity. Challenging creative boundaries, he draws inspiration from his French-Canadian and Italian roots to deliver meticulously crafted, artfully assembled desserts celebrating the best of Canadian harvests.