Growing up on a farm just outside of Brussels, Ontario, Chef Paul Cummings has always had an appreciation for where his food comes from. After graduating from the prestigious Stratford Chefs School in 2007, he went on to work in a variety of restaurants, including Öviinbyrd in Muskoka, David’s Bistro in London and The Lakeview Cafe in Grand Bend. With the purchase of his own stall in the Kitchener Farmer’s Market, Chef Paul immersed himself in the community of farmers and local purveyors - creating lasting relationships. He now owns the popular Rain Tree Cafe in Waterloo, Ontario and caters under Indulge Natural and Organic Kitchen where he marries French technique with worldly flavours. His culinary philosophy is to use in-season ingredients at their peak to create simple dishes with heightened flavour. This style has enabled Indulge to become a preferred caterer at popular venues throughout the Tri-City area, such as RARE’s Slitbarn, Roseville Estates and Windy Hills. Indulge is forever expanding and Chef Paul hopes to have his own venue up-and-running by 2018.