Former Judge on Top Chef Canada & Master Chef Mark McEwan Joins Aga Khan Museum to lead Diwan Restaurant

Former Judge on Top Chef Canada & Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan named operator of Aga Khan Museum restaurants“I’m up for the challenge …

I’m never content to rest on past achievements.

I’m looking forward to developing a new vocabulary, a distinctive fusion of traditional and contemporary cuisine that really reflects what the Aga Khan Museum is all about.”

– Mark McEwan,
Celebrity Master Chef  & Former Judge on Top Chef Canada

Monday, November 09, 2015

The Aga Khan Museum is pleased to welcome The McEwan Group as its new manager of food and beverage services. Effective immediately, Chef Mark McEwan leads the stunning Diwan at Aga Khan Museum, the casual Courtyard Café, and all catering for private events.

Director and CEO Henry Kim notes, “Both as a chef and as an entrepreneur, Mark McEwan has earned international respect.  We’re thrilled that his vision will shape food services at the Museum, enriching the experience of all who visit here — whether to see an exhibition or to attend a special event.”

“I’m up for the challenge,” McEwan said in a news release, adding he’s eager to expand his extensive repertoire, infusing the cuisine of India, North Africa, and Middle East with his style.

Along with his work in the kitchen, McEwan is also an author and former judge on Top Chef Canada.

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada has been established and developed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The Museum’s mission is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the contribution that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage.

Mark McEwan has become a leading figure in the city’s fine dining scene, as well as a bestselling author and television personality. In addition to several restaurants and two upscale grocery stores, McEwan offers complete gourmet catering with North 44 Caters, McEwan Catering and Events by McEwan and floral services with McEwan Floral.

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