© Michael Pataran All rights reserved

ACCOLADES

  • IACC, World International Champion, Copper Skillet Award,
    International Chef of the Year 2004, Dallas, Texas Competition.

  • TOP 25 RESTAURANTS IN CANADA 2004, 2005 (Where to Eat in Canada Anne Hardy, Oberon Press International) - 2004 (Wildfire), 2005 (Elements Culinary Theater) 3-STARS [Highest Rating]

  • JAMES BEARD HOUSE (July 1st 2003 Canada Day Celebration) New York City. 2nd Chef in James Beard History to do a sold out lunch and dinner at the prestigious James Beard House

  • FROMMER’S INT’L CITY GUIDE 2004, 2005
    The Best Of, Voted Best Restaurant in outside of Toronto, 3-STARS [Highest Rating] Wildfire/Culinary Theatre

  • TORONTO LIFE

    • 4-STARS Elements Culinary Theatre, Taboo Resort (Highest Rating) - James Chatto 2005

    • 3½ STARS Wildfire Restaurant at Taboo Resort - James Chatto 2004

    • 4 STARS Rain, Toronto (Highest Rating), James Chatto 2001

  • TORONTO STAR 4-STARS (Highest Rating)

    • Monsoon (1997) (Fine Dining – Asian)

    • Rain (2001) (Fine Dining – Asian)

    • Wildfire at TABOO Resort (2004) (Eclectic International – Tastings only)

  • TORONTO SUN 2003
    - Best Of 2003, Thai Chi Chi Award [Sara Waxman]
    - Best Asian Cuisine Chef, Best Asian Cuisine in Ontario

  • WINDSOR ARMS HOTEL – Executive Chef Recipient of Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Boutique Hotel In Canada Award 2006

  • MEETINGS MAGAZINE 2004 Best Restaurant – Wildfire at Taboo (for Eastern USA and Canada)

  • MEETINGS MAGAZINE 2004 Best Luxury Hotel/Resort Culinary – Taboo Resort (for Eastern USA and Canada)

  • TORONTO.COM 4-STARS (Highest Rating)  – Alan Vernon (Rain 2001), Monsoon (1997)

  • BEST RESTAURANT IN THE BAHAMAS - (Shogun Revolver)The Nassau Guardian and Dining Magazine Bahamas (2008/2009),

  • CARRIBEAN’S TOP TABLES/MACO MAGAZINE - MACO Caribbean Lifestyle/Dining Magazine (2008/2009)

  • COOKING INSTRUCTOR at The French Culinary Institute (FCI) New York City (2002/3), Institute for Culinary Education (I.C.E), New York City(2003), Guelph University, Ontario (2004)

  • FEATURED GUEST CHEF (HIFF) Hampton’s International Film Festival 2004, Special guest chef at the Historic Maidstone Arms Inn, Hampton’s, New YorkHost chef for Opening Sony Gala Launch Party (2004)

  • FOOD TV appearances (Christine Cushing Live, Sara Maulton USA, Canada AM, Opening Soon)

  • PROFESSIONAL SAKÉMASTER CERTIFICATION (SSI - HAWAII) 2005

  • SAKÉ PROFESSIONAL COURSE Sake Education Council, Tokyo (New York City) 2006

  • SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION Court of Master Sommeliers (Niagara) 2005

  • CANADIAN WINE AWARDS  pre-taster with Jancis Robinson (Toronto) 2006

  • TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR of Saké Appreciation Course for Sommelier Certification Course at George Brown College 2005/2006 and Niagara College 2005/2006 and C.A.P.S in 2005/2006

  • TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR (SIO) Sake Institute of Ontario 2011 – 2015

  • WINNING CHEF (BAAH! TORONTO 2013) Tony Aspler “Grapes for Humanity” yearly chef competition – 1st Place for best overall lamb Dish. 1st Place for Best Food & Wine Pairing.

  • TORONTO STAR 3 1/2 STARS - Cool City Oyster Yard, Toronto Ontario (2012)

  • DINE T.O. (“A” Grade) - Cool City Oyster Yard, Toronto Ontario (2012)

  • COOL CITY OYSTER YARD – Voted Top 5 Oyster Bars in Toronto (2012) – Post City, Toronto Life, Blog T.O.

  • JUDGING PANEL – ONTARIO WINE AWARDS Ontario Wine Awards, 2011-2014

  • JUDGING PANEL – ONTARIO ICEWINE AWARDS Ontario Wine Awards, 2011-2014

  • ZAGAT’S  - BEST OF – Top Food Experiences in Toronto 2014 (Cool City Oyster Yard)

  • TORONTO STAR - AMY PATAKI –  Best of List for 2014 (Cool City Oyster Yard)

  • CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RESORT - Top 100 hotels in the world – Elite Traveler

  • CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RESORT - #3 Top Hotel Resort in Canada, Travel & Leisure – 2018

  • CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RESORT - #50 Top Hotels in The World – International Traveller – 2018

  • CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RESORT - Top 10 Hotels Best Luxury Hotels in Canada – Luxury Travel Expert

CWR pic.jpg