As a child, Carlo Parentela grew up in the hospitality and catering business where he became aware of the sociological aspects of the event industry.

After graduating from University of Guelph’s Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology, where he received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng), Carlo began his career in the insurance industry, working for London Life Insurance as a Sales Representative for two years. In the 1980s, alongside his father, Carlo Parentela heeded his growing passion for business and opened Chateau Le Jardin Event Venue as a one-room banquet facility.

One year later, Carlo purchased Le Jardin and opened a second room on the premises. He grew Le Jardin from an 8,000-square-foot facility to a 80,000-square-foot facility. Today, the venue is known as Chateau Le Jardin Event Venue and is a dominant player for weddings and corporate events.