Adam Middleton, Fairmont Waterfront Executive Chef

VANCOUVER — Chef Adam Middleton is the new executive restaurant chef at Fairmont Waterfront and its signature restaurant and bar, ARC.

Hailing from the U.K., Middleton brings 15 years of experience in international restaurant operations. He received firsthand knowledge working in kitchens throughout Europe and North America, honing his skills in classic British, Italian and French cuisine styles.

Over the course of his career, Middleton worked at Wolseley Hospitality Group’s Michelin Guide-listed venues Bellanger, The Delaunay and Colbert in London, where he spent several years as head chef. In 2020, he moved to Vancouver and joined Nemesis Coffee as executive chef and partner. During his time, he managed three head chefs and 25 cooks across three venues and launched the high-end dinner series “Word,” a six-course tasting menu that’s now a monthly sell-out success.

In his new role at Fairmont Waterfront, Middleton will oversee the culinary direction of ARC Restaurant + Bar. Diners can expect new experiences, such as the launch of an elevated version of the ARC After Dark this month, which will feature share plates paired with classic Italian Amaro. He also plans to launch new lunch and dinner menus in the spring and introduce creative weekly specials using fresh seasonal ingredients from the hotel’s rooftop garden.

“Chef Adam Middleton brings a wealth of experience that aligns with our culinary and leadership philosophies,” says Mike Pagnacco, Culinary & Beverage director.  “His experience in both upscale restaurants, urban eateries, and cafes make him the perfect fit and we’re thrilled for what’s to come as we move ARC Restaurant forward under his culinary leadership.’’


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