About Us

Our Team

Passion to Cook

Executive Chef, Jitin Gaba
jitin.gaba@markhamsuites.com

Executive Chef

Jitin Gaba

Executive Chef Jitin Gaba`s ever-evolving eclectic menu showcases the restaurant's relationships with local farms and Canadian food producers.

Chef Jitin joined Hilton Toronto/Markham culinary team as an Executive Chef in November 2018.

Although born in Delhi, India, Jitin spent a lot of time in France and Italy, where he developed his culinary skills and passion for cooking at an early age. He would often assist his mother in the kitchen, cooking for his family, and accompanying her to the local food market, choosing freshest produce and later transforming ingredients into meals.

Jitin has enjoyed an extensive career in hospitality spanning almost two decades. He has held various roles working in kitchens across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Chef Jitin`s culinary experience included working at four and five star hotels, as well as top restaurants, such as Chef Oliver Glowig`s Two Michelin Star restaurant and Chef Antoine Westermann`s Three Michelin Star restaurant.

Prior to his journey with Hilton, Jitin worked as an Executive Sous Chef at the Fairmont Royal York (Toronto), which has one of the biggest kitchens in North America, as well as Chef de Cuisine at TOCA restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Toronto.

From his home base in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, Jitin journeys weekly to fresh produce markets in his neighbourhood and beyond, sourcing new ingredients and suppliers and discovering different family-owned businesses and new producers. Jitin's favourite cuisine is Italian, made with fresh local ingredients. Like other members of his 35-plus culinary team, he is passionate and creative about cooking, which shows in the menus he creates!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there free parking?

Parking is complimentary for two hours while dining at the restaurant.  Please park and give your license plate with the hostess upon arrival.

 

Are there private rooms available?

There is a private dining room that seats up to 24 available for a fee and a semi-private octagon area. Group and custom menu options available.

 

Is there wifi?

Wifi is complimentary

 

Is your restaurant accessible?

Yes

 

Do you offer afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea buffet is offered every Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

 

Do you offer brunch?  

Brunch is offered a la carte on Saturdays and buffet on Sundays.

 

What are the hours of operation?

Essence of Unionville is opened daily from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm (Closed between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm)

 

Can I purchase Gift Certificates?

Gift Certificates can be purchase for any denomination at the hotel front desk.