A Fine Dining Experience
Metta Lifestyles offers restaurant-style service and three delicious and healthy meals every day. Our culinary team combines high-quality ingredients with first-class service to provide a nourishing and enjoyable dining experience.
We accommodate to specific dietary restrictions and requests, to ensure that every single resident can enjoy their meals.
Farm to Table
Metta Lifestyles Farm to Table initiative promotes sourcing and serving locally grown produce, purchased from local farmers or grown by our communities as part of the Horticulture Therapy program!
Not only does sourcing locally benefit the local economy, but provides our residents with a more nutritious, natural, and delicious dining experience free of preservatives!
Meet Our Culinary Team
Peter Lee, Executive Red Seal Chef
Peter’s career in culinary began in 2004. While pursuing his Music degree, he was inspired by a quote his percussion teacher once said:
“Avoid putting your hobby as your career, or else what would you do on your time off?”
After pondering on this thought, he came to a realization that he also really enjoys cooking. So he decided to pursue his career in Culinary Arts instead, as the trend at that point in time was all about “Fine Dining”. Peter then took two diploma courses from Liaison College of Culinary Arts where he learned the fundamentals of cooking, and then pursued a Culinary Management diploma from Humber College. From there, his passion and dedication for the restaurant industry was recognized and his culinary career took off after being placed at a Fine Dining Italian Restaurant in Mississauga. This is where he earned his Inter-Provincial Red Seal certification for cooking and was classically trained and embraced by a Master Chef from Madrid, Spain: Fernando Garcia. They cooked consistently for players from the well-recognized Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors.
Needless to say, on his time off, Peter still enjoys playing the drums where he serves as a member of the touring worship team at his church. Peter and his wife currently reside in Markham Ontario.
Amber Joyes, Sous Chef
I am a hard working and determined individual and it all started in grade 10.
"Back in 2009, I was one of the lucky grade 10 students who got into the grade 11 bistro course."
For the next three years of high school, I continued my journey in the culinary world. I was unsure of what I wanted to become so I took the extra year of high school in 2011 to explore the real world of culinary in co-op. That co-op experience led me to a wonderful place of work, which hired me on to be an apprentice in 2012. Two years later in 2014, I graduated from Humber College with my diploma in Culinary Skills. Throughout my seven years working, I have worked alongside many chefs who have helped me grow to become the skilled chef I am today.
In my spare time, I love to play baseball and continue to pursue my love for baking with my cake business "Desserts by Gingie." I have a wonderful husband, Dylan and we currently reside in Newmarket.