We’re proud to have been named the Best Caterer in the 2016-17 Calgary Event Awards, which recognizes excellence across every aspect of the food, beverage and event industry in the greater Calgary region.
Whether you are hosting an event in our venue or off-site, our world-class food and beverage team can cater a menu to your needs. Learn more about our executive team below.
Liana Robberecht, one of Canada’s distinguished leaders in the culinary industry, is the executive chef at WinSport. The native of Smithers, B.C., joined WinSport in June 2015 after spending nearly two decades at the prestigious Calgary Petroleum Club, including the past 13 years as the executive chef.
She began her career in the professional cooking program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology more than 20 years ago. She also earned her professional pastry diploma from Vancouver’s Dubrulle French Culinary School and studied various mediums at the Alberta College of Art and Design, which is reflected in her menu and plating designs. Robberecht was named Chef of the Year in 2011 by the Alberta Foodservice Expos and Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice News magazine and received the 2010 Golden Whisk Award from the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, for which she is a long standing member.
She is a regular contributor to the CBC Radio Homestretch Show, as well as a contributing food writer for Restaurantcentral.ca. Robberecht is passionate for local and Canadian cuisine. This passion lead her to Slow Food’s Terra Madre in 2006 and 2008.
WinSport executive sous chef Ronnie Gillman was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia: a land known for its multiculturalism and great food. Ronnie grew up in his mother’s kitchen, learning about food preparation as the focal point of family events. He started cooking professionally at the age of 16 and then went on to study Culinary and Hospitality at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne. He has gained experience in Melbourne's premium private, wedding, kosher and corporate catering venues including the Formula 1 Fine Dining Series with many of Australia's best chefs. Shortly after, he travelled and ate his way through Europe, the Middle East and Asia to sample some of the world’s unique cuisine. Ronnie first joined WinSport in 2006 before taking time to travel. He returned as sous chef in 2011 and has been inspired by seasonal ingredients and traditional flavours ever since.