December 11, 2019
Cornwall, ON — The NAV CENTRE is pleased to announce today that the CENTRE has appointed Chef Boopathi Venkatesan as their new Executive Chef to lead and grow the culinary team. A Red Seal Chef with over 15 years of experience, Chef Venkatesan will bring a diverse blend of multicultural flavours to the comprehensive dining offerings at the world-class destination. Chef Venkatesan and his family will relocate to Cornwall in the new year for this exciting opportunity.
“I am thrilled to be leading the talented culinary team at the NAV CENTRE. I gained a passion for the culinary arts at a young age and love to explore new ingredients and flavours. I hope to introduce new aromas, tastes, and healthy options to the CENTRE’s menu,” says Chef Boopathi Venkatesan.
Chef Venkatesan’s passion for cooking is reflected in his dishes, where he blends together Italian, Spanish, French, Asian, East Indian and Middle East cuisines and ingredients on the same plate to create new and exciting dining experiences. In his role as Executive Chef, Venkatesan will be responsible for NAV CENTRE’s culinary and banquet operations, menu development, concept and programming for the hotel’s Propeller restaurant, Jet Set Pub and Café. Working alongside the already strong culinary team, Chef Venkatesan will ensure all dishes meet the CENTRE’s high standards, while also developing new dining experiences across all outlets.
Chef Boopathi Venkatesan has an extensive resume that showcases a myriad of culinary experiences. Originally from South India, Chef Venkatesan trained at VJP College of Hotel Management and Culinary Arts in Tamil Nadu and has a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Travel studies from Tamil Nadu Open University. Chef Venkatesan’s culinary journey has taken him throughout India, Italy, Alberta, Ontario, and more than 80 countries in roles with the InterContinental Hotels Group, Costa Cruise Lines, RECIPE Unlimited Corporation (formally CARA Operations) and Sodexo Canada. Currently, he is pursuing his Chef de Cuisine designation from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
About the NAV Centre
The NAV CENTRE is the largest hotel and conference centre in Eastern Ontario. The NAV CENTRE offers an all-inclusive getaway experience for a diverse range of world-class event possibilities – from business meetings and conferences, to public receptions and private celebrations. We are committed to meeting excellence and offering our guests a delectable fusion of elegance, leisure and comfort.
Our vision is to be a global destination of choice with a strong focus on people, learning, wellness, health, sustainability, and the very best of quality and service.