The InterContinental Toronto Centre Appoints New Executive Chef


TORONTO — Tim Dunnill is the new executive chef at the InterContinental Toronto Centre. 

Chef Dunnill brings more than 20 years of hospitality and culinary experience to the hotel, where he will oversee the operations of Azure Restaurant & Bar, the banquet kitchen and in-room dining.

In addition to his culinary expertise, Dunnill also brings a passion for wine. He achieved his intermediate level of both the Wine and Service Education Trust (WSET) and the Court of Master Sommelier certifications and looks forward to applying his knowledge in an innovative way to enhance the overall food-and-beverage experience in the hotel. 

Dunnill aspires to create an unforgettable dining experience for guests of the InterContinental Toronto Centre by focusing on their feedback and adapting accordingly. He intends to leverage the relationships he’s fostered with local suppliers to enhance the hotel’s offerings.

“We’re excited chef Dunnill will be joining our team,” says Alexi Hakim, general manager of the InterContinental Toronto Centre. “His passion for creating exquisite food combined with excellent guest experience makes him the perfect fit to lead a professional team that strives to provide the highest quality of service to our guests from around the world.”

Prior to joining the InterContinental Toronto Centre’s team, Dunnill worked as corporate executive chef at Pusateri’s Fine Foods, where he oversaw culinary operations and development of five locations across the Greater Toronto Area. Over the years, he’s honed his skills for crafting culinary visions for different properties, coaching and mentoring large teams and implementing strategies to improve restaurant performance. 

Dunnill’s career began in 1993 at the apprenticeship cooking program at George Brown College. He’s since carved a path in the hospitality industry, leading the culinary experience at the Air Canada Centre, the Old Mill Inn, Proof Kitchen and Lounge, the Sheraton Gateway Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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