Thomsons Restaurant

Our Team

Executive Chef David Flegel
With culinary and cultural experiences spanning the globe, David Flegel has proven himself in some of the world’s most exciting kitchens.

Beginning his studies at the distinguished Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Flegel excelled quickly, winning a number of awards and scholarships including gold medals at the PEI Culinary Show and the Halifax Culinary Show in Nova Scotia.  Flegel graduated in the top of his class in 1987 and upon graduation received his Red Seal papers.

Flegel's career has included international postings such as Klagenfurt, Austria with a luxury boutique hotel that has been owned by the same family for over 500 years, setting sail on the Celebrity Cruise MV Horizon in San Juan, Puerto Rico cruising the Caribbean and from New York to Bermuda, carrying approximately 1,500 clients and 600 crew and staff, Brasserie Lipp in Zurich, Switzerland, Executive Chef at the World Trade Center Jakarta, Indonesia, Grand Hyatt Santiago, Chile, Grand Hyatt Jakarta, one of Hyatt International’s star hotels being able to cater to 2000 guests with banqueting and nine restaurants.

Having been the personal chef for Her majesty Queen Elizabeth on her Royal visit to Saskatchewan, as well as preparing for the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge for their visit to Calgary, and creating inspiring meals for numerous royalty and dignitaries over the years, Flegel adds leadership and flair to Calgary’s premiere hotel destination, Hyatt Regency Calgary.