Chopped Canada Winner, Chef Shelley Robinson, joins Grand Villa Edmonton as Executive Chef‎

Chef Shelley to Debut Culinary Talents at Grand Villa Grand Opening on September 7th

EDMONTON, Sept. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Gateway Casinos & Entertainment and Grand Villa Edmonton is excited to announce the addition of acclaimed Executive Chef Shelley Robinson to its award winning culinary and entertainment team. Chef Robinson will oversee 7 dining options, including Gateway's signature Match Eatery & Public House and Atlas Steak + Fish, a new fine dining restaurant. She joins Edmonton's newest premier entertainment destination with over 20 years of experience, most recently having served as the executive chef for Coast Hotels in Vancouver.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chef Robinson on to our team in Edmonton," explained Tony Santo, CEO of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. "Chef Robinson possesses an incredible mixture of experience, education, and innovation that matches very well to our culinary experiences we want to deliver to our customers in Grand Villa.  We all await with anticipation to see what kind of culinary creations Chef Robinson creates for us and invite Edmontonians to come share in the amazing creations."

A co-author of four cookbooks, Robinson has owned and operated two restaurants in Calgary and was a Canadian delegate for Slow Food Canada in Turin Italy. Most recently, she won the Food Network's Chopped Canada and was a competitor on the Food Network's Season Four ‎Top Chef Canada.

Grand Villa Edmonton will open on September 7th, 2016 at 7:00pm and it promises to be an evening to remember. In addition to lots of giveaways, food & beverage specials and a few surprises throughout the night, the first 200 people through the doors at 7pm will get a lucky envelope that could contain up to $100 in Free Play/Match Play. Also, at 7:00pm the launch of the $100,000 Grand Giveaway kiosk will also take place. Player Rewards Club members will be able to swipe their rewards card for a chance to win instant prizes and bi-weekly cash draws of $10,000.

To find out more information on the Grand opening party and parking information, please to go ‎

About Grand Villa Edmonton
Grand Villa Edmonton is a first-class entertainment and gaming destination, located in the heart and hub of ICE District. Over 60,000 square feet of entertainment space featuring live music, gaming, and 7 dining options, including Gateway's signature Match Eatery & Public House and Atlas Steak + Fish, their new fine dining restaurant. An incomparable entertainment, dining and gaming experience will await you at the Grand Villa Edmonton.

About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is one of Canada's premier gaming and entertainment operators. Gateway Casinos & Entertainment strives to bring together the best in gaming, entertainment and dining to ensure a memorable experience for all guests. Through 18 properties, over 3,800 employees, 200 tables and over 6,100 slots machines, 36 restaurants and 1000 hotel rooms Gateway Casinos & Entertainment does not only bring the highest quality entertainment to visitors - but also provides wellpaying jobs while generating important revenues for governments and communities. With over 20 successful years of Canadian gaming experience, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is excited to build on its past towards a bigger, bolder future.

SOURCE Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited

For further information: Media Contact: Tanya Gabara, Director of Public Relations, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, T: 604-296-5052, E:


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