Michael Ewing, Corporate Executive Chef & Vice President Operations
As a thirty year veteran of the culinary industry and having worked in many of Toronto's top restaurants and catering companies, Michael draws upon his many years of culinary and operations experience in his position as the Vice President of Operations and Corporate Executive Chef for all of the Liberty Entertainment Group properties (Liberty Grand, Casa Loma, BlueBlood Steakhouse, Don Alfonso 1890, Spice Route and Cibo Wine Bar in Toronto and the Coral Gables Country Club and Cibo Wine Bar in Miami).
Michael began his career with a classical apprenticeship with Westin Hotels at the tender age of 15. Following his apprenticeship, he worked in various capacities to perfect his skills and harness his talent with various establishments notably: Winston's, the Royal York Hotel and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. In 1988, at the age of 23, Michael was promoted to Restaurant Chef at the prestigious 3 Small Rooms under Michael Bonacini. Shortly after that Michael moved to the Skydome in 1990, assisting as Executive Sous Chef and Chef De Cuisine to the launch of the Founder's Club cooking for numerous heads of state, royalty and prestigious politicians. In 1994, after a stint at Centro’s Wine Bar, Michael was ultimately led to a post as Executive Chef at Acqua. Yearning for his roots, he returned to the hotel industry supervising a staff of 120 as Executive Sous Chef at the Royal York Hotel producing 4,000 to 6,000 meals a day for nine restaurant outlets and thirty-four banquet and meeting rooms. In his post as Corporate Executive Chef for the Liberty Entertainment Group Michael has been greatly involved in creating one of a kind menus for a number of notable world class. Whether cooking for Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth or Tom Cruise, to donating his time and energy to developing the chefs of tomorrow, to attaining international acclaim and award-winning excellence Michael is a devoted, passionate and talented credit to his craft and to the Liberty Entertainment Group.