Two time gold medal winner at the Canadian Culinary Championships
Occupation: Chef / Owner Atelier Restaurant in Ottawa
Personal Life and Experiences
- Marc Lepine studied and worked in Toronto, France, and Italy before moving to Ottawa, where he completed his sommelier certification and was twice named 'Ottawa Chef of the Year' by the Canadian Culinary Federation.
Professional Experiences and Accomplishments
- Marc opened Atelier in November 2008. His restaurant is inspired by molecular gastronomy. It was named one of Canada's best new restaurants by Air Canada's enRoute magazine. It has also been placed in the national top 50 restaurant list for the past 4 consecutive years, coming in as high as 4th.
- In February 2016, Marc became the ‘Canadian Culinary Champion’ making him the first chef to ever win the national ‘Gold Medal Plates’ competition twice, having placed first previously in 2012.
- At the Canadian Culinary Championships Marc Lepine utilized a hole punch that he describes as his secret weapon for said event. When asked about his secret weapon Marc answered with “It's all about details. Just a little bit of creativity, right? That's what they're looking for."