Welcome Chef Jonas!
Pictured L/R: Ari Cipes, Tarrah MacPherson, Ezra Cipes, Jonas Stadtländer, Matthew Cipes, Gabriel Cipes, Eric von Krosigk, Stephen Cipes
We are thrilled to welcome Jonas Stadtländer as executive winery chef and begin a new era at the Sunset Organic Bistro.
Born and raised in Toronto, Stadtländer hails from one of Canada's most acclaimed culinary families, and brings a wealth of global culinary experience to Summerhill. His expertise for working with seasonal locally-sourced ingredients developed as the scion of renowned Canadian chef Michael Stadtländer. Jonas trained at his family's farm-to-table restaurant at the Eigensinn Farm in the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, cooking innovative Canadian cuisine and attending to farm chores. He helped to build the family's new restaurant, Haisai, before venturing further afield to develop his skills.
Most recently, Stadtländer was executive chef at the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, where he created acclaimed menus from ingredients he sourced from local organic farmers. Prior to that, he worked at various positions in Japan including stints at both Gordon Ramsay and Joël Robuchon's international restaurants, and at the incredible Niki Club Resort in Tochigi. He also managed key stations at Restaurant Wielandshohe, a two Michelin-starred restaurant in Stuttgart, Germany, at Jamie Kennedy at the ROM in Toronto, and at Penfolds Estate Restaurant in Adelaide, Australia.
Now reopened with an all new menu developed by Stadtländer, and a facelift for the restaurant, the Sunset Organic Bistro aspires to not only be a destination tourist attraction dining experience, but to thrill our local market as well.