EDMONTON, AB (Sept 27, 2018) –  The Edmonton EXPO Centre is proud to announce that Jiju Paul, Certified Chef de Cuisine, has been appointed as the venue’s new Executive Chef.

Chef Jiju joins the Edmonton EXPO Centre team with more than 16 years of experience in five-star hotels across India, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada.  He is returning to 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.

“Chef Jiju’s incredible background of work showcases not only his culinary expertise, but also his leadership qualities that will strengthen our team,” says Arlindo Gomes, General Manager of the Edmonton EXPO Centre. “We are impressed by his commitment to develop and mentor staff, and we can’t wait to see him bring his culinary flair to the Edmonton EXPO Centre.”

“My global experience and my love for fresh organic ingredients have always influenced my culinary preparations, and I enjoy creating twists that are both appetizing and memorable,” says Chef Jiju of his culinary outlook for his new role. “I’m thrilled to be rejoining Edmonton’s world-class culinary community and leading the talented team at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.”

As a former Executive Sous Chef at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Chef Jiju is no stranger to our city. He led the urban beekeeping program 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. 

For more information on the Edmonton EXPO Centre’s culinary program, visit edmontonexpocentre.com/facility-services/catering-services-menus/.


For more information:

Caiti Farquharson 
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Edmonton EXPO Centre
Office: 780-491-3446 
Mobile: 780-935-1745 
Email: cfarquharson@edmonton.com