For over three decades Jamie Kennedy has been instrumental in shaping the culinary landscape in Canada. His innovative approach to gastronomy, commitment to sustainable agriculture and advocacy of local food have been unwavering. Jamie helped pioneer ‘farm to table’ practices nationwide and continues to foster ties between farmers and chefs across Ontario. He applies the slow food philosophy in every aspect of his acclaimed business. His seasonal methods of cooking and involvement with the local food movement inspire progress in agricultural and gastronomical communities across Canada.
In 2010 Jamie was honoured for his contributions with two major appointments; with Chef Michael Stadtländer he was awarded for his leadership at the inaugural Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table, also in 2010, Chef Kennedy was appointed to the rank of Member of the Order of Canada.
Jamie’s headquarters and restaurant, Gilead, are located in Toronto’s historic Corktown. Windows by Jamie Kennedy, at the Sheraton Hotel on the Falls, Niagara Falls, opened in February 2012.
GROW OP will be on public display at the Gladstone April 24 – 27, 2014
Curated by Victoria Taylor, and featuring 26 new projects, Grow Op 2014 is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative landscape and urban design event, celebrating innovative ideas and conceptual responses to sustainable placemaking across a broad range of creative practices.
For press and media inquiries please contact the Gladstone Hotel’s Managing Director – Artistic Projects, Britt Welter-Nolan