October 14, 2015

Edmonton Convention Centre Unveils New East Indian Menu

Serving Edmonton’s diverse community

EDMONTON, AB – The Edmonton Convention Centre’s award-winning culinary team, led by Executive Chef Simon Smotkowicz—twice named Canada’s Chef of the Year, has created a new menu. Inspired by the diversity of events the venue hosts, this menu features over 60 dishes that authentically represent the diverse regions of India.

The Edmonton Convention Centre has become a destination for Edmonton’s growing East Indian community to celebrate. Due to this increased demand, there was a need to create a menu that can serve this diverse group.

“It’s rare to find a facility of our size that is able to offer such a diverse and authentic menu that covers so many regions,” says Chef Smotkowicz. “We’re proud to have a team of internationally experienced chefs that are able to create world-class cuisine and provide our guests with an exceptional culinary experience”.

Under the supervision of Chef Simon, the development of the menu was led by Sous-Chef Lalit Upadhyaya whose 20 years of international experience was instrumental in this process. “India is an extremely diverse country. Our goal was to create a menu that is representative of a cross-section of the country’s regions and at the same time ensure the authenticity was not lost,” says Sous-Chef Upadhyaya.

In addition to Sous-Chef Upadhyaya, recipe testing was conducted by Chef de Partie Rahul Chaudhari, with dessert development by Senior Chef de Partie Sony Abraham. A lunch and dinner menu is available featuring multiple vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffet options. For more information, visit our website or contact our sales team at SCCSales@edmonton.com or 780.917.7669.

Demi Chef de Partie Rohit (Left) and Chef de Partie Rahul (Right) 2Sous Chef Lalit Upadhyaya

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