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Chef Andrew Smith, Executive Chef for the Elm Hurst

Meet Our Chef

The Elm Hurst Inn & Spa is pleased to have Andrew Smith as our Executive Chef!

Executive Chef Smith took over the role from retiring Elm Hurst Chef Michael Davies who held the position for over 22 years.

Andrew Smith began his culinary journey at age 10 working in a family owned and operated dessert shop.  He later worked at the Wayside Dining Lounge among other London restaurants and then began his apprenticeship at the Highland Golf & Country Club under Certified Chef de Cuisine Keith McMeeken.

He then joined the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa in September 2007 completing his apprenticeship under Executive Chef Michael Davies, achieving the title of Chef de Partie. 

In 2013 Andrew assumed the role of Operations Manager & Sous Chef at Sally Creek Golf Club & Bistro in Woodstock.  Following that, he returned to the Elm Hurst in 2015 as Sous Chef.

He holds an Interprovincial Red Seal and received classical training at London’s Fanshawe College. 

Andrew is committed to working with local growers and producers to source and serve the finest and freshest local produce, cheeses and meats

In his leisure time, Andrew enjoys travelling to cottage country, dining at other eateries and spending time with family and friends.

We look forward to Executive Chef Andrew Smith continuing the high culinary standards of his predecessor while bringing his own personal and professional touch.

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