Executive Chef and General Manager, Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
Cook Apprentice, 1992
Parsons has built an illustrious 20-year career in the culinary world, most recently as executive chef and general manager of Peller Estates Winery Restaurant, a premier dining venue located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Parsons often appears on the Toronto TV show, Cityline, where he demonstrates how to cook nutritious meals using local ingredients.
Parsons has worked with leading international chefs and at some of the top restaurants in the world, including two Michelin Star restaurants, six Relais & Chateaux properties and numerous Leading Hotels of the World destinations. He is one of the few chefs invited to cook at James Beard House in New York.
Since Parsons’ arrival, Peller Estates Winery Restaurant has won numerous awards including a CAA Four-Diamond rating, three stars in Toronto Life magazine, the Golden Plate Award from Le Clefs d’Or, and the highest-available Zagat rating, which is based on international customers’ rankings.
“Humber’s flexible program allowed me to practise my skills at Langdon Hall while attending classes. I learned the importance of discipline and a strong work ethic, which allowed me to gain increasingly responsible positions throughout my career.”