For immediate release: June 6, 2016

Chef Pam Fanjoy & Chef Suman Roy open highly anticipated new café bistro.

CALEDON, ON – Mouth-watering hot soups, flavourful sandwiches, crispy salads and moist, decadent pastries – hungry yet? These are just a few menu items on the list for the Alton Mill Arts Centre’s brand new café, the Mill Run Eatery! The Mill is excited to welcome the very talented duo, local chef Pam Fanjoy and Toronto chef, Suman Roy in their latest culinary venture. With rustic wood beams, handmade live-edge tables, artwork lining the walls and vintage appliances (including a popcorn machine!) the Mill Run Eatery at the Alton Mill is the place to be in Caledon this summer.

Owner of The Friendly Chef Adventures Inc. and recent winner of Chopped Canada, Chef Pam Fanjoy has travelled extensively to learn about culinary cultures around the world and is inspired by Latin ingredients, traditional French techniques and the freshness of Italian cooking.  She has studied alongside amazing chefs in Italy, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, and the Caribbean.  During the summer of 2013, Pam studied alongside a Spanish, classically trained French Chef, Chef Santiago in Figeac, France.  Chef Pam calls Hillsburgh, Ontario home for her 40 seat restaurant, kitchen store, ice cream parlour, and catering business, all of which have attracted wider attention recently due to her Chopped Canada win.

A renowned and creative Chef, Suman Roy’s career has taken him around the globe.  He is currently proprietor of the Wild Burger Gastro Burger chain, Professor of Culinary Art at Durham College and Chair of Food Share Toronto. Suman is author of “From Pemmican To Poutine – A Journey Through Canada’s Culinary History”, which was awarded two international recognitions – The Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Paris, France, and the Cordon D’Or Culinary Academy Award in the U.S. in 2011. Previously the National Corporate chef of Campbell Soup , Suman was Executive Chef of the Athlete’s Village for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics serving up his delicious, healthy and culturally sensitive culinary styles to approx. 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participating in the games.

The two chefs will be artfully providing visitors to the Alton Mill with exceptional food to compliment their exceptional venue. This includes offering catering for weddings, corporate events, and private functions. “The Alton Mill is such a unique venue offering historic charm, we look forward to working with our guests to capture their uniqueness in delivering the perfect menu for their event,” said Chef Pam Fanjoy.

“Fresh. Local. Delicious…” is the philosophy of the two passionate chefs behind The Mill Run Eatery. If you are a foodie, you won’t want to miss out on this culinary experience coming to the town of Caledon! The café will open its doors on Friday, June 10th and will be offering an outdoor weekend BBQ by the Millpond/Shaw’s Creek in the approaching weeks. For more information, please visit


About Alton Mill Arts Centre:

Alton-Mill-LocationThe historic Alton Mill is in the heart of the Village of Alton, in the rolling hills of Caledon, Ontario, just an hour northwest of downtown Toronto. Its rehabilitation and conversion into an arts and event centre won the Heritage Canada Foundation’s 2009 National Achievement Award for Adaptive Re-use and a 2012 national Business for the Arts award for Best Entrepreneurial Partnership.

With its blend of studios, galleries, shops, café and event spaces in a stunning setting, the Alton Mill is truly unique. Here you can discover art for your collection, handcrafted gifts or a special piece of jewellery. Enjoy the ambiance of a spectacular building and its fascinating heritage exhibit. Hike in our woods, skate on the pond, take an art class, or enjoy a delectable treat from The Mill Run Eatery.

For more information contact:
Russna Somal