Jason was born and raised in Nova Scotia; Cape Breton Island to be exact. He started his private club career in the early 90's in Toronto. His career has taken him halfway across the country and back having served as General Manager or Chief Operating Officer of The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, The Halifax Club, The Manitoba Club and The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club. Currently Jason has the honour and privilege of serving as Chief Operating Officer of St. George's Golf and Country Club. Jason has served on many volunteer boards over the years including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, International Ice Hockey Federation and as National President of the Canadian Society of Club Managers, to name a few. He has been an active member of the Chaine since 2005 and is passionate about all aspects of food and beverage, whether professional or for personal enjoyment. His true love is "his girls'; wife Nicole, and daughters Sydney and Summer.
(1) Bacholar in Mechanical Engineering
(2) Master in Business Management
(3) Profession Engineer in Production
(4) Have worked in England in Building Research, Lucas (aircraft equipment division)
(5) Managing Director of Atlas Electronic in Malaysia (OEM supplier for Sony)
(6) General Manager of Sabre Time (a division of Seiko watch)
(7) Chief Executive of Binatone Electronic (a British Electronic importer)
(8) Immigrate to Canada in 1990 and started Salad King since 1991
(9) Have been in the restaurant business for the last 19 years.
Although Ernest likes eating, he prefers simple food. Simple but tasty food is very difficult to make and not too many chefs can do it right.
He had many good meals before, but the most memorable one is from el bulli. The experience started from the moment he left Barcelona. Being able to stay in a beautiful hotel facing the sea and watch the sunset before driving off to the restaurant was so much to enjoy. He hadn't even thought too much about food at that time. He appreciated appreciate the attention to details and the innovation. Exploring Roses next day was another highlight. Ernest and his wife, Linda, actually enjoyed the grilled fresh fish from a local restaurant more than el bulli. In whole, it was the overall experience that made his meal a memorable one.
Membership and Administration
Kimberley was born and raised in a small town in Ontario. An accountant by trade, Kim has honed her love of food and wine by practicing the art of the table long before joining La Chaine. Working in private clubs for the last 20 plus years, currently General Manager of an exclusive private members only club, The Caledon Mountain Trout Club, she has begun the task of learning all there is about the farm to table movement. Kimberley is involved in the Club Managers Association, as President of the Ontario Branch. She is committed to professional development, and is a trained mentor to both accounting students, and club managers. Kim loves to travel, enjoy life, and is working toward her Sommelier training, believing that practice can indeed make perfect when trying new wines! She shares her life with husband Geoffrey, and her four children who are often put to work preparing for the many dinner parties hosted at home.
Dr. Paul Truelove
Vice Conseiller Gastronomique
Paul is a chiropractor in the east end of Toronto for the past 30 years. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Toronto where he is a member of the Chefs crew at Camp Scugog. He enjoys cooking and trying combinations of taste and texture at any opportunity. He also enjoys the many fine meals and wines at Toronto's finer establishments. Paul is widowed with no children but makes up for it by serving on the Board of Directors of the Easter Seals Society of Ontario. With over twenty thousand children with a disability he has more than his share of kids to look out for. He is also on the Board of Director for the Off Center Music Salon where he helps out with their annual gala by preparing a variety of hors d’ouvres for about 80 guests, He is not alone in this task because he is blessed with many friends who also enjoy cooking for others.
Toronto Bailliage Conseil
Charge de Presse
Paul Morrell is very enthusiastic about the world of food and beverage. His career spans over 20 years in the Private Club Club industry, where everyday his focus is on providing exciting and memorable member experiences. In 2012 Paul proudly achieved his Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation. Paul Currently is the Assistant Club Manager at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga Ontario. In his spare time Paul enjoys wine collecting wine, playing golf and spending quality time with his wife and 3 year old son. Recently Paul took his passion for Craft Beer and brewing to another level as he consults for the Sawdust City Brewery in Gravehurst Ontario.
Dr. Joshua E. Josephson
Charge de Missions
Presently, Dr. Josephson serves as CEO of Josephson Opticians Limited. He is also the proprietor of The Cookbook Store and also serves as a director of No No, Inc., a pharmaceutical company conducting clinical trials of a drug that prevents the complications of stroke and a drug for neuropathic pain, and with other pharmaceutical interests.
Dr. Josephson serves as the Chairman of the Ophthalmic Devices Subcommittee (TC 172 /SC7 ) of the Standards Council of Canada . The principal working groups of this subcommittee is responsible for setting world standards for spectacle lenses and frames, optical instruments, contact lenses and contact lens care products. In this capacity he has represented Canadian interests, as Canada ’s appointed expert in the areas of contact lenses, contact lens quality control instruments, contact lens solutions and care products and contact lens safety test methods at the International Standards Organization meetings, since 1983.
Clubs: Chevalier de la Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs; Ordre Mondial des Gourmet Desgustateurs; Ordre International des Anysetiers; Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin; The International Wine and Food Society (president, Toronto chapter 1994-2000; director 2000-2002.
Vice Echanson L’ordre Mondial
Cyndi Grossman was born and raised in Ontario. Her unparalleled devotion and passion for wine was born while living abroad. While in Europe, Cyndi had a unique opportunity to receive a world class wine education. Now a Sommelier and Wine Cellar Design / Manager she is bringing to Ontario, some of Europe's most exclusive wines.
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Chargé de Missions
Neil certainly subscribes to the ‘Rolling Stone Gathers no Moss’ theory. He has lived and worked in four countries: Dublin, Ireland (where he comes from); London, England; Washington DC, USA; and currently Toronto, Canada. Canada has been home for the past 16 years though and accompanied by his wife Sharon and kids, Emma, Daragh and Dylan, they have spent time in Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary before moving to Toronto, three years ago. He has been fortunate to work in the hotel and club business for his entire career and this has facilitated his love of travel. In close second place is his love of food and wine. He believes that visiting restaurants in whatever town or city you find yourself in will tell you so much more about the local culture than any number of guided tours. The international network of similarly minded people is what really excites Neil about the Chaine. He joined in 2014 and is looking forward to the exciting array of experiences this wonderful organisation provides and meeting the interesting people that make up the Chaine Des Rotisseurs. Neil is currently COO at
Scarboro Golf & Country Club and is Past National President of the Canadian Society of Club Managers.