Major player joins Palais des congrès de Montréal culinary operations

Press releases | 2020-07-16

Philippe Chantal, a senior executive who made his mark at Loto-Québec, most notably at the Casino of Charlevoix, will take over this September as Vice-President of Operations for Capital Catering Montréal Inc. at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, where he will help continue to foster the trademark excellence of the Palais’ world-class food service.

A charismatic leader and avid team player, Mr. Chantal steered the operations of numerous Loto-Québec establishments over the last 25 years. While at the helm of the Casino of Charlevoix, he was instrumental in rallying the local entrepreneurial community behind a common objective: the region’s tourism and commercial success. He played a key role in organizing the G7 meeting in 2018, a formidable operational challenge deftly and brilliantly met by Mr. Chantal and his team.

Surrounded by a solid team, in terms of both the serving and kitchen staff, managed by Executive Chef Simon Devost-Dulude, Mr. Chantal vows to uphold the vision of excellence and the affinity for local products that have been driving forces for the Palais des congrès de Montréal and Capital Catering since 1994.

“It is with great pride that I join this reputable team in such a prestigious establishment. I rely on cooperation, innovation and initiative in all of my undertakings, and this new role is no exception. I find the Palais’ vision of the future inspiring, and it motivates me to want further elevate the excellence and forward thinking that distinguish the Palais,” insists Mr. Chantal, who is eager to wow the approximately 900,000 guests who populate the Palais’ facilities each year.

“Mr. Chantal has a distinct penchant for innovation, he is a team player and he wants to work with local startups, so he is in sync with my vision of the convention centre of tomorrow. He is the perfect candidate for helping with rethinking the culinary experience for the thousands of convention-goers we host each year and positioning us on the world stage in the process. We look forward to this new collaboration with great enthusiasm,” emphasizes Robert Mercure, CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

We should mention that the Palais des congrès de Montréal has been shortlisted five times for the AIPC’s (International Association of Convention Centres) APEX award recognizing the highest customer satisfaction rating in the world.

About the Capital Catering Group

The Capital Catering Group has been a leading name in Québec’s food, hospitality and convention services industry since 1993. We specialize in in-house dining and catering solutions. Every day, we work with the biggest local and international organizations that hold events at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the Québec City Convention Centre, the Palace Convention Centre in Laval, and the Palais des congrès de Gatineau.