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Winston's

120 King Street W. (1939 - 1973)
104 Adelaide Street W. (1973 - 1999)
Toronto, Ontario
(1938 - 1994 ; 1997 - 1999)

  • Winston Theatre Grill prior to 1967.

Back of the House

Olivier Boels
Chef or Executive Chef
1998 - 1999
>
Seth Gabrielse
Stagiaire
1998
>
Alek Stojanovic
Chef de Partie
1998 - 1999
>
Michael Potters
Executive Chef
1997 - 1998
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Dean Cole
Pastry Chef
1997 - 1998
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Ren Mercer
Junior Sous Chef
1997 - 1998
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Tawfik Shehata >
Kevin Maniaci
Sous Chef
1997 - 1998
>
Margaret MacKay
Sous Chef
>
Chris Klugman
Chef or Executive Chef
1993 - 1994
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Ellen Greaves
Chef or Executive Chef
1992 - 1993
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Jeff Cooper
Apprentice/Commis
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Fred Staheli
Chef de Cuisine
[1988]
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Carl Baptista
  Winston's Catering
Apprentice
1986 - 1988
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John Placko
Chef Tournant
1985
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Lynn Crawford >
Michael Ewing >
Bernd Gabel
  Winston's; Winston's Catering; Terra Cotta Inn; The Trillium (Ontario Place); The O'Keefe Centre
Corporate Executive Chef
1982 - 1984
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Roger Romberg >
Tony Carter
Chef de Partie
1977 - 1979
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Michael Carlevale
1975 - 1978
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Frank Suosmaa
Chef de Cuisine
[1974 - 1976]
>
Franco Gigli
Sous Chef
1974 - 1981
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James Morris
1974 - 1977
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Rolf Romberg
Chef or Executive Chef
1974 - 1992
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Rolf Romberg
Sous Chef
1973 - 1974
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Peter Colberg
Chef de Cuisine
1970 - 1975
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Mr. T. Del Genio
Chef or Executive Chef
[1961]
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Front of the House

Ronald Hitti
Owner/Proprietor
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Lebert Williams
Maitre d'
[1997 - 1998]
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Andrew Laliberte
Sommelier
[1997 - 1998]
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Zisi Konstantinou
Landlord
1997 - 1999
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John Maxwell
Manager
1991 - 1994
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Karsten von Wersebe
Owner/Proprietor
1991 - 1994
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John Arena
General Manager
1989 - 1992
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Thomas Belelieu
Manager
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Franco Prevedello
Maitre d'
1976 - 1976
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Franco Prevedello
Manager
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Raymond Grobner
Manager
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John Arena
Owner/Proprietor
1966 - 1989
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William Preston Gilbride
Co-owner/Partner
1962 - 1966
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Russell Payton
Co-owner/Partner
1962 - 1966
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A.L. Skaith
Co-owner/Partner
1962 - 1966
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J. Michael Rolph
Co-owner/Partner
1962 - 1966
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E.J. Spence
Co-owner/Partner
1962 - 1966
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Oscar Berceller
Owner/Proprietor
1938 - 1966
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And Now You Know

  • Winston's Restaurant was named in honour of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
  • Winston's began as a hamburger stand, sharing space with an army surplus store.
  • Oscar Berceller upgraded the restaurant to a first-class establishment after the Second World War.
  • Between 1962 and 1966, the restaurant was owned by the corporation 'Winston Theatre Grill (1962)'
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