Here, we spotlight one of the finest, Chef Eraj Jayawickreme.

 
 FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY, CHEF ERAJ JAYAWICKREME

FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY,
CHEF ERAJ JAYAWICKREME

Better known as "E", Eraj realized his love for cooking at the age of 10 inspired by his parents value of food and hard work. His love for all things food grew as he got older, and at the age of thirteen, he told his parents that he wanted to be a chef.

15 year old, was working as a third cook at the King Edward hotel, and it is here that he was taught all the skills that he builds his cooking foundation on today. 

 

The most important lesson he learned was that one must have respect for the food and use the proper time honoured techniques to coax flavours out of ingredients to bring out their full potential. 

Over the past 20 years Eraj has worked in some of the most renowned restaurants and hotels in the city and currently holds the Executive Chef position at the Fairmont Winnipeg.