Chef Dustin Seto

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts Chefs Awarded Esteemed Certified Chef de Cuisine Certification

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce that five chefs from their hotels have achieved the Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC) Certification. Awarded through the Canadian Culinary Institute, the certification is recognized as the highest culinary designation in Canada.


Chefs that have achieved this honour include:

• Dustin Setso, Executive Chef, Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites
• Angela Piontkowski, Sous Chef, Mayfield Inn & Suites
• Johnny Chow, Executive Sous Chef, Mayfield Inn & Suites
• Trevor Robertson, Executive Chef, Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
• Jeromy McLeod, F&B Services Manager, Red Deer Lodge

“Our chefs have invested a significant amount of time and effort to complete the rigorous courses and examinations required to obtain the Certified Chef de Cuisine certification,” said David McQuinn, Vice President, Food & Beverage of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “All of us at SilverBirch are proud that our colleagues are among the industry’s most elite chefs. And our guests will enjoy the fruits of their labour!”

The CCC certification represents the highest standards of managerial and administrative responsibilities, culinary skills and dedication to the cooking profession. To qualify for the designation, candidates must have five years of work experience post Red Seal certification with a minimum of two years in a supervising role in the kitchen. Candidates must complete a series of courses and achieve a minimum of 70 per cent on three examinations testing the candidates’ theoretical culinary knowledge as well as their practical skills.

About SilverBirch
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel management companies and manages over 20 hotels and resorts across Canada. The company manages independent hotels and hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Radisson, Marriott, Hilton, Quality and Best Western. For more information, visit


For more information, please contact:
Stacey Morton
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts