Born and raised just next door to The Grape & Olive Best Western Plus in Orillia, Ontario, Chef Michael Carpino graduated with honours from the George Brown College Culinary Program in 2011.

After completing his apprenticeship, Chef Michael worked at the esteemed St. Germain’s Steakhouse in Casino Rama Resort, Canada, where he gained in-depth knowledge of seasonal and locally grown food. He then refined his skills as A Regional Dietary Manager and Executive Chef for The Birchmere Retirement Residence, Champlain Manor and Granite Ridge Retirement Residence in Gravenhurst, before joining The Grape & Olive Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn.

Named Best New Chef by the Cuisine Canada Magazine (2010), The Ontario Chef’s Challenge Champion (Provincial) of Tabasco’s-CCFCC Senior Competition (2013), and representing Ontario at the Canadian National Chef’s Challenge in Edmonton, Alberta, (2013). Chef Michael takes pride in crafting organic, fresh and seasonally inspired menus featuring ingredients from local area farmers and suppliers. As an active member of The Muskoka & District Chef’s Association, and Canadian Culinary Federation of Certified Chef’s, Chef Michael’s enthusiasm and passion is evident in every facet of his work and craftsmanship. A certified Red Seal Chef, he is constantly looking for ways to take his talents to the next level to deliver an unforgettable dining experience.

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Monday 7-10 am
Tuesday 7-10 am  /  5-9 pm
Wednesay 7-10 am / 5-9pm
Thursday 7-10 am / 5-9 pm
Friday 7-10 am / 5-9pm
Saturday 7am – 12pm / 5-9pm
Sunday 7am – 12pm

Call for Reservations 705-238-5086

Special Events

The Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre can accommodate groups of up to 200 guests. Our elegant Hermitage Ballroom is the ideal venue for a large corporate meeting or for a social event. The Mariposa Grande is dividable allowing it to be easily reconfigured for intimate gatherings or mid-sized events. We also have two other meeting rooms that are ideally suited for smaller events or breakout sessions. Step onto our backyard patio in the warmer seasons for a smaller reception or BBQ. Learn More


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