Nestled in a century building on the picturesque main street of Creemore, Chez Michel is a French country restaurant that prides itself on exquisite food and excellent customer service. Decorated in the bright colours of Provence and comfortably cozy, the restaurant is a personal reflection of its proprietors, Milynne Benoit and Winston Barrett.
Winston Barrett was born in St.Catherines, Jamaica, and grew up in Toronto, where he attended Culinary Arts at George Brown College and was mentored by Serg Dasvin, a french Chef at Bristol Place and Embassy Suites. Furthering his studies for french cuisine, Winston is an award-winning chef and Saucier with extensive experience working at restaurants and country clubs in Barrie, Toronto, Edmonton, and Manhattan, NY. After refining his skills to a fine art, he longed to own a restaurant and share his creativity and unique style. Creemore is the perfect community to join and share his warm personality, kind heart, and delicious cooking.
Milynne Benoit was born in Toronto and grew up in Ingersoll. She has studied English Literature at Fanshawe College, American Sign Language at George Brown College, and Hospitality/Event Management at George Brown College. Milynne managed dining rooms and events in Toronto and Barrie and enjoys sharing her knowledge of wine and spirits through wine tastings and menu pairings. Meeting Winston at the Barrie Country Club solidified her desire to open a restaurant that would be home to creativity, beautiful presentation, and exceptional service bundled in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Winston’s expertise in creating unique flavourful and beautifully presented dishes and Milynne’s ability to ensure your dining experience is memorable offer you and your guests an unparalleled evening. Whether enjoying the ambiance of the restaurant’s main room, relaxing in the more intimate wine bar, or dining en pleine air on the charming patio, guests will be thrilled by Chez Michel’s classic French cuisine, delectable desserts, and extensive selection of fine wine.
Chez Michel changes their menu bi-annually, featuring mainly french dishes, but with delicious twists and creative additions. They also have family take-out meals and cater small and large functions. You can also book an in-home private dining experience with the chef and staff and provide wine tastings.
“The highest quality of food, great service, wonderful ambiance – we don’t need to go to France on holiday.”
Our mission is to serve creative cuisine with dedicated customer attention in an affordable way. We are passionate about food and the people we serve and strive to create a happy and inclusive atmosphere.