President and Owner, John Paul Adamo’s culinary vision was inspired by authenticity and a traditional, farm-to-table philosophy rooted in a commitment to the best in regional food and drink.
After graduating with honours from the famed New York Culinary Institute of America, John Paul went on to work in some of the world’s leading hotels, including Hotel Villa Medici in Italy, Hotel Schweizerhof in Switzerland, and Auberge Du Pommier in Toronto.
He was appointed President and Owner of Hockley Valley Resort in 2009 (after working as the resort’s Executive Chef) and oversaw a major transformation focused on turning the resort into one of Ontario’s leading culinary destinations.
True to John Paul’s farm-to-table philosophy, the new culinary attractions include three new restaurants, a wood-fired oven and garden kitchen, a test vineyard, and an on-site four acre fruit and vegetable garden which yields the produce for the resort’s seasonally evolving restaurant menus.
John Paul believes that the best experiences are those that are authentic. You are as likely to find him planting garlic in the garden as you are to find him in the wine cellar in the midst of a tasting with a local winery