Morgan Wilson Executive Chef
Victoria, BC, October 21, 2013
Executive Chef Morgan Wilson has taken the helm of Victoria's most renowned hotel, leading a team of over 80 culinary professionals. BC born and raised, Chef Wilson is eager to leverage the abundant bounty of Vancouver Island into his culinary art.
A second generation chef, Chef Wilson was introduced to the kitchen in 1987 through an after school job. He quickly crafted his talent and passion, holding progressive careers with Delta, Marriott and Four Seasons hotels in Germany, Australia and Canada.
Chef Wilson is a Certified Chef de Cuisine and a Bocuse d'Or Laureate, having represented Canada in Lyon, France in 2005. Chef ranked 8th and earned the distinction of the highest rank of a non-European chef in the competition. Chef Wilson is one of eight chefs on Team Canada participating in the Dubai World Hospitality Championship, November 17-19, 2013. Further accolades for Wilson include Marriott Hotel's Global Chef of the Year and the Rising Star award for excellence in dining, leadership and innovation.
Chef Wilson describes his culinary style as one without borders, always evolving and incorporating international influences. He believes great cuisine involves two simple ingredients: top quality products with flawless technique.
Chef's has begun his inaugural Fairmont Empress menu launch with The Bengal Lounge, the remaining to be completed by mid November 2013. Visit fairmont.com/empress for reservations and information.
ABOUT THE FAIRMONT EMPRESS
Regarded on the Condé Nast Gold List, voted the Readers' Choice and ranked on Travel + Leisure's 500, Best Hotels of the World, The Fairmont Empress hotel majestically rises over Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour. Turn of the century architecture and timeless beauty complement the quintessential Victoria experience as Vancouver Island's premier luxury resort destination. Award winning Willow Stream Spa, world renowned Afternoon Tea, unparalleled meeting facilities and a bounty of farm to fork dining experiences are just a few of the unrivalled experiences at Canada's Castle on the Coast. For more information or reservations, please call 250 384 8111 or visit fairmont.com/empress.