Gerry Crewe was born and educated in St. John’s. He started in the food business at the hotel Newfoundland in 1965 and has been across Canada as well Labrador and the United States for the past 34 and a half years. Gerry Crewe is presently retired.
Gerry is synonymous with the Commercial Cooking (Advanced) program. His career started at the College as a student and then after several years of industry experience, he came back to the College as an instructor. Gerry and his students managed the “Bistro” on a daily basis, which gave the students opportunities in learning the art of fine dining. His class catered to all College events requiring food service, from lunches and receptions to full-scale banqueting. His commitment to many charities is well-known. He volunteers his time for the benefit of the community. Gerry is a founding member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Chefs and Cooks, St. John’s branch and has been president for the past six years. He was Chef of the Year for Atlantic Canada in 2001 and nominated for Canadian Chef of the Year in the same year. He is a four-time winner of Chef of the Year in Newfoundland and two-time winner of the Atlantic Chef of the Year. He was nominated and selected for the Teaching Award of Excellence for College of the North Atlantic in 2004. He was privileged to be invited to accompany the 2003 World Cooks Tour for Hunger to South Africa. His professional life and his voluntary activities are dedicated to promoting his chosen profession. Gerry is well-known on the provincial, national and international scene.