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Chef Slavo

Over 30 years of Culinary Experience

Chef Slavo Grunwald was born and raised in Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1998- which landed him first in Toronto, Ontario where he spent 22 years building his career and raising his family with his wife. He studied at the Collegiate of Gastronomy in Poland, graduating in 1989 and received his Red Seal Certification in Toronto in 1998. In 2016, Slavo and his wife moved West and now call Kelowna home. 

With over 30 years of culinary experience, Chef has worked at some of the largest hotel and conference centers in Canada and has vast working knowledge in many diverse food cultures such as Euro, Asian and Mediterranean. Patrick Lin, John Higgins and Frederic Hoffmann are all mentors which have helped chef along the way. He has a love for good quality food, using locally sourced items and a big focus on consistency. 

Chef spends most of his time on the line working with his team and is constantly training to ensure his team is set up for success and delivering upon his expectation.  With a larger-than-life personality, Chef Slavo is full of cheer, energy and motivation.  He is fluent in three languages, English, Polish and Greek.  

Chef Slavo started at Gulfstream in August of 2019 and made an immediate impact with his team, the food quality and the consistency in his food product.  Chef is very passionate about food, service delivery and presentation.  When not at work, you will find Slavo spending time with his family, riding his bike or watching his favorite sports teams play.