OPPIDAN 
Located at Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland · 115 Cavendish Square · St. John's · Newfoundland and Labrador  · 
Canada · 
Phone: (709) 726-4980 · 

Meet Our Chef

Ruth Wigman graduated from Vancouver Island University before heading to the Rocky Mountains to pursue her career at the legendary Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and its Edith Cavell Dining Room, a AAA four diamond restaurant. From there she joined the culinary brigade in Bermuda at the Fairmont Southampton and helped them garner the first ever AAA five star rated restaurant in the Caribbean. She is a born competitor, placing 2nd in the Escoffier Cup in Bermuda in 2005 beating all but one of an incredibly talented field and establishing herself as a culinary talent to be reckoned with.

In 2008 Ruth and her husband Matt (also a chef) moved to Newfoundland, Canada with their son Isaiah where she quickly established herself as an immensely talented chef heading up the culinary brigade at Blue on Water, receiving much critical acclaim. In 2013 Ruth competed in Gold metal plates Newfoundland and placed silver, she was the first women to compete and place. Also in 2013 Ruth appeared on Top Chef Canada and had another child named Hendrix.

It was at the Sheraton that she worked with the larger than life, Chef Roary MacPherson, who headed up the culinary team till May 2016 and still is a vital part of the St. John’s Chapter of the Canadian Culinary Federation of Chefs and Cooks. He’s moved on but Ruth, with her dynamic personality is now in charge.

Most recently Ruth competed in Gold metal plates again this year and won herself a Gold metal, She and her exceptional team will travel to Kelowna this coming February. 

Picture Ruth

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