Cuff, a native of Saskatchewan, studied culinary arts at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and has worked in some of the finest restaurants in western Canada, including Teatro Restaurant in Calgary and the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino. Most recently, he was sous chef at West Restaurant and Bar in Vancouver.
In 2006, Cuff received the prestigious chef de cuisine certification by the Canadian Culinary Federation, which is the highest professional culinary recognition and accreditation in Canada.
The new hire’s first order of business will be to re-launch the hotel’s entire food and beverage outlets. The hotel’s Aura restaurant will feature the freshest ingredients from the area, prepared with European flair.
“We are thrilled that executive chef Tim Cuff has chosen to join our team,” says Ram Tumuluri, managing director for the Nita Lake Lodge. “Tim will be an integral part of the revitalization and re-launch of the hotel. His immense talent and experience will help propel the hotel’s reputation for excellence as we move forward into the future.”