Meek Paquin: Sous Chef

 

Meek was born in Rouyn Noranda, Quebec and spent his early years there. His family migrated to the Niagara Region in 1995 and moved to St Catharines in 2008. Meek’s best friend was involved in the culinary program at Niagara College and Meek fell in love with his work and decided to get his foot in the culinary door. He started as a dishwasher downtown St. Catharines where he would sometimes be needed on the line for the lunch service. This is where he began to move up through the kitchen ranks.

 

Meek spent three years at a family-run Greek restaurant learning about Mediterranean cuisine. He then worked for four years at Wellington Court, alongside Chef Erik Peacock. Meek learned everything that he knows today from his years spent there from wine pairing/tasting to building functional menus, to cooking with the seasons and the various creative methods of cooking. Meek catered numerous private in-house functions and events during his time with Wellington and he really enjoyed this experience! Meek then spent three seasons at the Coach House Café at Henry of Pelham Winery where he learned a lot about wine and grew a much deeper appreciation for it.

 

Meek joined the Lake House team in November 2017 and was recently promoted to the position of Sous Chef.