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Edmonton, Canada


Chef Vinod Lohtia has lived in enough places that he could well be an ambassador of cuisine. Born and schooled on the Indian subcontinent, Vinod trained in Europe and honed his skills in central Canada Chef Vinod was born in Dehradun, India and recalls a love of cooking from a young age. He studied a 3 year course and obtained his Hotel Management and Catering Diploma. He was a Cooking Instructor for the college. Eager to learn about more about culinary industry, at age 20 he left India for the culinary footlights of Europe, cutting his teeth at places like the Vienna Intercontinental Hotel in Austria and London's Inn on the Park. He met his wife Sarojini in Toronto and later blessed with two wonderful children, Sheetal , Krish. In the same year Vinod landed a job at the Cara Flight Kitchen at the Edmonton International, the couple moved west. It was the start of several years at various operations in Alberta and Saskatchewan, including the Moose Jaw Heritage Inn and Wapta Lodge in the Canadian Rockies. Edmonton beckoned again and, for five years, Vinod ran the kitchen at the Royal Glenora Club. When Triple Five opened the Centre Suite Hotel in Eaton's Centre, he was brought in to open the kitchen, and for the next seven years, was its head chef. Crave to explore new heights and in 1994, Vinod owned and managed Spice Rack Café which was rated the top 10 restaurants in the city offering International cuisine. Later in 1998, Vinod joined the Fantasyland as Director of Food and Beverage. During his tenure, he managed the Kosher receptions and at the same time engaged with dignitaries and VIPs. Vinod was formerly a member of Confrerie de la Chaine des Rostisseurs and Edmonton Chef Association. He also awarded gold in Menu Competition from Alberta Hotels and Restaurants Association. Vinod also obtained his red seal certification and certificate chef de cuisine during his career. Vinod has now moved from the high pace career to a loving grandfather to 3 year old boy name, Kaden and 8 month old girl name, Dahlia . He has missed all the time to be with his children and how he is dedicated to be with his grandchildren every time. Soon you will indulge Chef Vinod’s culinary expertise in old and traditional dishes and at the same time giving his guest the latest cuisine for the ultimate food experience ever.


Edmonton, Canada