Chesher Expands Executive Chef Roster


TORONTO — Chesher Equipment Ltd. continues to grow its nation-wide culinary team with the addition of three new executive chefs. New additions to the Chesher team include Pascal Messier, Lisa Lafond and Connor McQuay.

“We’re all about helping professional chefs find the right solution for their operation,” says Chris Koehler, president of Chesher. “As active partners in our customer’s success, we’ll continue to invest in a team that can truly speak their language and demonstrate real-world, best in class solutions that chefs can have confidence in.”

Chef Messier was most recently director of Food and Beverage at Club Med. He has also held executive chef positions with Majestic Resorts, Starwood and AMSTAR resorts. Messier is based in Quebec City and work with customers in Chesher’s Eastern-Quebec region.

Hamilton-based chef Lafond will represent the Western-Ontario region. She was previously executive chef and director of Sales at Atrium Banquet & Conference Centre. Prior to joining Atrium, Lafond was the executive chef at The Grand Olympia Hospitality & Convention Centre for six years.

Chef McQuay previously oversaw all aspects of culinary operations for the Mad Radish — the latest project of David and Herschel Segal (founders of David’s Tea). Prior to this he was the executive sous chef for the Shore Club in the Westin Ottawa. The Ottawa-based chef will work with customers in the Eastern-Ontario region.

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