Our Chefs

CONTACT: 705-673-3985

Kyle Paden graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1974. The CIA is considered to be the preeminent culinary school in North America. After graduation Kyle worked for a short time at restaurants in New York City, and then moved to Boston to work under great chefs and two restaurants that are still serving the highest quality food today - The Harvest Restaurant in Harvard Square and L'Espalier in Boston's Back Bay neighbourhood.
In 1983, Kyle married and moved to Sudbury where her focus turned to her love of baking.  She has worked as chef and baker for various local restaurants including the (now closed) Greenleaf Cafe, and Mr. Prime Rib and has worked as the pastry chef for Alexandria's for over 20 years. In 2008 Kyle joined the team at Kitchen Bits. When teaching classes, Kyle's passion for food is contagious and the courses she cooks are mouthwatering.
CONTACT: 705-690-9408

Born and raised in Ottawa, Simon is spouse and father of three children. Having done his culinary studies in Montreal in the 1980s, Simon has worked in the hospitality industry for more than forty years. Previously a Culinary Professor at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, he also worked full time at various well-known Resorts and Hotels in the Orillia region. Simon established himself in Sudbury in 2010 as the director/manager of the Culinary program at College Boreal and manages it’s restaurant “Au Pied du Rocher”. He is currently a professor and technologist at College Boreal.
​Simon is an active member of different associations: The Northern Lights Culinary Association (N.L.C.A), The Heads of Hospitality and Tourism of Ontario (HOHTO), The Muskoka and Districts Chefs Association (M.D.C.A), and also member of the Canadian Federation of Chefs (C.C.F.C.C). He is also a volunteer member of the Royal Canadian Legion and other Sudbury based associations actively doing fund raising events in the region of Sudbury.