Barry J. Chaim - Owner
A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, with a B.A. in Psychology, Barry received a Japanese Government Mombushu Research Fellowship to study at Tokyo University in Japan in 1973. He returned to Montreal to start his own international product development, marketing and distribution company. His ideas, strategies, and products have taken him all over the world, and his products licensed in many countries. He has received awards for product and merchandising design.
In 1986, Barry founded EDO, making a financial investment in a Japanese restaurant in mid-town Toronto, serving authentic Japanese cuisine. In the spring of 1996, he took over direct management of the business.
In recognition of his efforts to bring authentic Japanese food to Toronto and his constant efforts in education and cultural bridge building, Barry was made a Fellow of the Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) in 2003.
Barry also founded Kids for Kobe, a charity established to assist children who suffered from the Kobe Earthquake in 1995. He is active in supporting various community health, education and charity organizations.
He has appeared on several TV shows and enjoys conducting sushi cooking classes, together with his chefs, in the making, history, etiquette and culture of Japanese Cuisine.
Involved in other business ventures, Barry is a consultant in strategic planning and marketing in international business. He is also a father to three terrific, energetic young men.