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Weber to open first Canadian office, appoints new Grilling Specialist Chef Michael P. Clive

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TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - There's plenty of sizzling Weber Canadian news. Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the world's premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills and grilling accessories, has announced the opening of the first Canadian Weber office and a new addition to Weber's Canadian team. This Fall, Weber will open its Canadian headquarters in Vaughan, Ontario featuring the first Canadian Weber Grill Academy which will offer cooking lessons, demonstrations and lectures. More information will follow prior to the official opening in September 2014.

As part of Weber's expanded presence in Canada, London, Ontario native Michael P. Clive has been appointed Weber Canada's Grilling Specialist. In this newly created position, Chef Clive will be responsible for internal and external training and education initiatives and will represent Weber as brand ambassador, maintaining the integrity of the Weber experience at the Weber Grill Academy.

"Michael's fun and enthusiastic approach to food is only surpassed by his passion for grilling," said Tony Ferraro, senior vice president and general manager, Weber-Stephen Canada. "In our search for a Weber Grilling Specialist, we sought an exceptional professional who demonstrated both the technical and culinary skills required at the grill and who possessed extraordinary talent, creativity and leadership…and who of course was a Weber fan."

Chef Clive joins Weber after a diverse culinary career working in the kitchens of some of Ontario's finest restaurants and corporations. A familiar face in the Canadian media landscape, Michael has extensive experience appearing on local and national television shows and participating in food events. He also produced his own cooking shows, Sizzle with Michael P Clive and Toronto Eats with MPC.

About Weber: Weber-Stephen Products LLC, headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world's premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and award-winning cookbooks and mobile applications. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 60 years later, the privately-held company's products are sold worldwide at select national home centers, specialty hardware stores, patio stores and other retail outlets. Weber has the strongest customer support program in the industry with its Weber Grill-Line(SM) (1-800-GRILL-OUT®). Weber can also be followed on Facebook (www.facebook.com/weberbbq) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/webergrills). Visit www.weber.com

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