our team Shōtō

Jed Smith, Chef de Cuisine

Jed Smith was born in Ipswich, England. As a teenager, he started cooking in London under chefs Pierre Gagnaire and Jean-Denis Lebras at Sketch. In 2010, he moved to New York to join the team at Momofuku Ssäm Bar. After a stint in Montreal working for Chef Martin Picard and Vincent Dion-Lavallée at Cabane à Sucre Au Pied De Cochon, Jed relocated to Toronto as one of Daishō’s opening Sous Chefs. At the end of 2015, he transitioned to Shōtō and, in August 2016, was appointed Chef de Cuisine

Geoff Lang, General Manager

Geoff started his restaurant career in the emerging Calgary scene. Along the way, he spent several years in the Caribbean before permanently settling in Toronto. He has been fortunate to work with some extremely talented people, who have only deepened his knowledge and  passion for all things under the hospitality umbrella.

Steve Sousa, Beverage Director

Steven has worked in restaurants since the age of 15, but he became passionate about food and wine after completing his BSC in Psychology at the University of Toronto. He went on to complete his sommelier diploma with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.