About Chef Paul
About Chef Paul Shufelt:
Paul Shufelt followed his mom around the kitchen as a child but you could say his true culinary education began at 16, when he took a job as a dishwasher. After a short stint working in Montreal, Paul enrolled in the culinary apprenticeship program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, while he worked under Chef Thomas Neukom at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, AB. Upon completion of the program in 2001, Paul traveled to Switzerland to hone his craft, working with Chef Urs Thommen at Gasthof Baren Utzenstorf.
With his Swiss experience providing a strong foundation, Paul moved to Edmonton, AB where he became a business partner and the executive chef of Century Hospitality Group’s eight unique restaurants. During his ten years with the group Paul oversaw all of the kitchens, and a staff of over 120 cooks and chefs, while providing his own unique and creative spin on the menus.
Paul draws inspiration from his travels to influence the dishes he creates. His “comfort food with a contemporary twist” approach has earned him several awards, the most recent being a gold medal in Edmonton’s Golden Plates Competition.
In November of 2015 he took that creativity to new heights, opening the first restaurant of his very own. The Workshop Eatery, located in the Mosaic Centre in the community of Summerside, in Edmonton’s south side, is a reflection of his travels and experience. The restaurant focuses on fresh, handcrafted, seasonally inspired dishes, using local ingredients whenever possible, while providing warm & genuine hospitality in a relaxed setting.
Chef Paul is in demand across the country. He has recently appeared on City TV, CTV, and Global News nation wide. He regularly contributes to the Huffington Post Canada and Food Network Online.
Although Paul is a chef at large his favourite role is as dad. When he is not cooking Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and children. On rare days away he can be found playing golf and cheering on the Montreal Canadiens.