Executive Chef Jiju Paul, CCC

Chef Jiju has more than 16 years of experience in five-star hotels across India, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada.  He has returned tp Edmonton from Fairmont Ajman in the United Arab Emirates where he was part of the Emirates Culinary Guild and led the Fairmont Ajman culinary team in international culinary competition.

As a former Executive Sous Chef at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Chef Jiju is well-known in our city. He led the urban beekeeping program at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald and was on the front line in developing the farm-to-table concept with local growers. In addition, his commitment to investing in his community has been reflected through his work with the Canadian Culinary Federation Edmonton Chapter, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and numerous local high schools. He has played an important role in developing the next generation of young chefs, previously serving as an examiner and judge for the Certified Chef de Cuisine program at NAIT.