Chef Lepine is a Calgary-raised chef instructor currently working at the Culinary Campus. Chef Lepine graduated from Lester B Pearson where he took cooking classes under former SAIT Chef Instructor Sabrina Delbine. Chef Lepine started his journey in the kitchen at Earls and the Bow Valley Club while completing high school. Chef Lepine is an alumni of the Professional Cooking program, graduating at the top of his class in 2001. After graduation he worked briefly at Banff Springs before finding his culinary home at the Calgary Golf and Country Club serving as a sous chef to Vincent Parkinson. Steve Lepine is the provincial winner of the Jeune Commis Rotisseries in 2006 and 2007 and placed second at the Canadian qualifier for the Bocuse D’Or in 2010. Chef Lepine began teaching at SAIT in 2013.
Originally from Switzerland, I trained in a traditional apprenticeship for 3 years.
Moved to Bermuda at the age of 20 and assumed my first job as a pastry chef.
In 1987 came to Ottawa where I worked for all major hotels, Fairmont Chateau Laurier as Assistant Pastry Chef, The Westin Hotel Executive Pastry Chef, The Four Season Hotel Executive Pastry Chef, Hilton Hotel executive Pastry Chef.
In 1997 I moved to Whistler to work for the Chateau Whistler a Fairmont Hotel as Executive Pastry Chef.
In 2000 transferred to Bermuda to the Fairmont Southampton, holding the position of Executive pastry chef and was later promoted to Executive Sous Chef.
Summer of 2008 I joined the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Grand Cayman, ranked in the top 10 hotels of the world, in the capacity of Executive Pastry Chef.
Fall of 2011 I joined the talented team here at SAIT as a Chef Instructor for the Baking and Pastry Arts Program.
Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling, running, skiing, hiking and tennis. I love to take in a life theater show or concert or any sort of cultural activity.
Andrew has been a chef for 19 years in Vancouver, New York, England, Philadelphia and Calgary. He is currently a culinary instructor in SAIT Polytechnic’s School of Hospitality and Tourism. Chef Hewson is the 2010/11 recipient of the Cadmus Foundation Trades Teaching Chair which provides a trades instructor the time and resources to pursue a research project that will promote the trades. His project is centred around a term called Culinary Agro Literacy. This is the connection of Culinary Arts/Hospitality training, Agriculture and Foodservice sustainability. Chef Hewson believes strongly that our future foodservice leaders not only need a strong foundation in the skills of their trade but also in sustainability issues that face the industry. To that end he has lead a project to build a large culinary garden as part of the School where students now have the opportunity to plant, grow, harvest and cook their ingredients. Chef Hewson is involved with the Calgary Food Committee, mentor to Slow Food Youth Calgary and has been on the Slow Food Calgary steering committee for past 5 years.
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