Executive Chef

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Chef Javier AlarcoRed Seal Certified Chef

Chef Javier graduated from the Culinary and Hospitality program at George Brown College in 1988. Born in Lima Peru, Javier was raised in Long Branch South Etobicoke Ontario and has been cooking nationally and internationally for over 30 years. He has worked in Heidelberg Germany, Oranjestad Aruba, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Israel, Hong Kong China, San Francisco California, Vancouver BC, Charlottetown PEI., Toronto, and now works in Waterloo.

His speciality is classical French cuisine; however, he favours cooking traditional Peruvian cuisine at home and enjoys introducing modern Peruvian Cuisine to fine dining guests. Javier decided to join the UW Food Services team for a new experience, different learning opportunities and was looking for stability with a talented group such as the University of Waterloo.

Chef Javier has accomplished a great deal, in 1993 Javier had the pleasure of being on the team that cooked for the British Royal Family and again in 2010. In 2003 he was a member of the team that cooked for the Dutch Royal Family. In 2008 he attained his C.C.C. certification (certified chef de cuisine) as well as his C.E.C. certification (certified executive chef). That same year he was also awarded the Canadian Culinary Federation’s Chef of The Year for BC, and again in 2013 he was granted Chef of The Year for PEI.

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