Toronto Congress Centre (TCC), a division of Congress Centres Inc., Canada’s leading trade and convention facility announces world- renowned chef Mark McEwan as their consulting chef for their in-house culinary operations. TCC is continually in the pursuit of excellence with every aspect of their business and with this recent announcement proves just that and is the key to their ongoing success.

Mark McEwan will consult on all culinary activities for the entire one million square foot operation within the convention facility. Toronto Congress Centre’s guests will be able to experience chef McEwan’s renowned taste and artistry within the many settings including the restaurants and menu planning for conferences, galas, meetings and events.

“We pursue opportunities that allow us to do what we do best, leverage our competitive advantages – to deliver only the best whether it is through our incredible people, core ideology and culture, advanced technologies or food experiences” says, Alain Sutton, Chair and CEO, Congress Centres Inc. “By appointing Mark McEwan we will be able to consistently deliver this type of service excellence through his unprecedented culinary talent. It will continue to set Toronto Congress Centre apart and define our brand.”

About Mark McEwan

From his early years as Canada’s youngest ever, executive chef at Toronto’s upscale Sutton Place Hotel to his latest endeavor, trendy resto bar Fabbrica, Mark McEwan is never content to rest on his laurels.

Using food as the ultimate palate for his boundless creativity and energy, McEwan has led the restaurant scene in Toronto for many years. He joins the ranks of the truly innovative with groundbreaking Toronto standards from “North 44” to “Bymark” to the always interesting “ONE”, a staple for the “see and be seen” crowd in Yorkville.

But, it doesn’t stop with dining — in early 2009 he turned his attention to upscale gourmet food and opened McEwan at The Shops at Don Mills. Always attentive to the changing needs of the consumer, he created a jewel box of a grocery store that caters to foodies and chefs alike. His best selling cookbook “Great Food At Home” added author to his resume and he hasn’t stopped there.

Mark has also added television personality to his long list of talents and is currently the head judge on “Top Chef Canada”. His first show for The Food Network, “The Heat” was a riveting behind the scenes look.

And for the future … this Canadian “original” is rarely still and always innovative and “out of the box.”

In 1995, Toronto Congress Centre was founded with a single visionary goal: to become the most innovative, customer focused convention facility in North America. Toronto Congress Centre hosts many of the largest and most prestigious meetings and expositions in the country. In 2006, Toronto Congress Centre was named a finalist in AIPC’s highly competitive APEX Award for “World’s Best Congress Centre.” In 2005, it became the first and only trade facility in the Americas to receive HACCP Accreditation, meeting the highest level of food safety practices worldwide. TCC prides itself on being Great Experience Makers® – GEM®, providing the best customer experience of any facility, anywhere in the world.

Toronto Congress Centre is located at 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario Canada M9W 1J1. From more information call 416.245.5000.



For more information contact:
Cara Carey, Vice President
Customer Experience, Corporate Communications
Toronto Congress Centre
416.245.5000 Ext. 2227