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The Team

At TRUFFLES FINE FOODS, we are passionate about achieving the highest levels of culinary excellence and customer service.

Are you passionate about food, special events and working in a fun environment? JOIN OUR TEAM and become one of our amazing stories! Resume and short bio can be sent to vandusen@trufflesfinefoods.com.

WE OFFER

  • Flexible schedules
  • Plenty of opportunities of growth
  • Rich learning environment
  • Competitive wages and benefits
  • Fun times!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Passionate individuals
  • Self-motivated and inspired candidates
  • Out of the box thinkers
  • Experts in fun

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Nin Rai

Founder and Owner

Birthplace: Nanaimo, BC
Favorite Food: Fish
Favorite Movie: Heat
Personal Goal: Keep Learning
Nickname: Ninja

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Reto Ballat

Executive Chef / Event, Film & Cafés

Birthplace: Switzerland
Favorite Food: Cheese
Favorite Movie: Dancing with Wolves
Career Goal: Own a Restaurant
Nickname: Reaulto

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Scott Arnold

Operation Manager / Events & Cafés

Birthplace: Toronto
Favorite Food: Steak and Lobster
Favorite Movie: Dazed and Confused
Personal Goal: To be happy

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Fanny Dufour

Sales & Marketing Manager

Birthplace: Alps, France
Favorite Food: Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Prunes
Favorite Music: Pink Martini
Personal Goal: Be Challenged everyday
Nickname: Fannette

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Olivia Robertson

Barista / VanDusen Garden Cafe

In loving memory from our team ❤. Thoughts and  prayers for you and your family. Rest in Peace. 

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Alex Cogswell

Barista / VanDusen Garden Café

Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Movie: Monsters Inc.
Personal Goal: Having a nice home and family
Nickname: Alex

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Andre Dugay

Bartender / Events

Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Music: Jazz
Career Goal: Teaching my Fitness program 

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Ashley Jiwa

Barista  & Bartender / VanDusen Garden Café & Events

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Favorite food: Cold french fries
Favorite music: Jazz
Personal goal: Go skydiving
Nickname: AshLash

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Claire Edmonds

Barista / VanDusen Garden Café

Birthplace: Vancouver
Favorite Movie: I Love You Man
Career Goal: Attend University
Personal Goal: Involved in Soccer
Nickname: Claire Bear

Cory Hamm

Cory Hamm

Sous Chef / Event, Film & Cafés

Birthplace: Winnipeg
Language: English
Favorite Food: Lentils
Career Goal: Further Cooking Career
Personal Goal: Responsible Father

Elina Chidley

Elina Chidley

Café Supervisor / Northshore Café

Birthplace: Nanaimo
Favorite Food: So-Cal Burrito
Career Goal: Well Respected Actress
Personal Goal: Travel
Nickname: Dusty Gold

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Emily Bonisteel

Barista / VanDusen Café

Birthplace: Richmond, BC
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Music:Taylor Swift
Career Goal: Teacher
Nickname: Em

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Faye Hunt

Chef / Event, Film & Cafés

Birthplace: Vancouver
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Music: Alternative Rock
Career Goal: Get Red Seal Certificate
Nickname: Fatal

Jimmy Moffatt

Chef / Film

Birthplace: Vancouver
Favorite Music: Radiohead
Favorite Movie: On the Waterfront
Career Goal: Open own diner
Nickname: Jumpshot

Jon Paskal

Chef / Film

Birthplace: Lethbridge, Alberta
Favorite Food: Cheeseburger
Favorite Movie: Clockwork Orange
Career Goal: World Domination
Nickname: Johnny

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Jagdesh Atwal

Barista / VanDusen Garden Café

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Favorite food: Cheese
Favorite music: Justin Bieber
Career goal: Become a cop
Nickname: Jag

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Katrina Macintyre

Barista / VanDusen Garden Café

Birthplace: Revelstoke, BC
Favorite Food: Dad’s Chili
Favorite Movie: Quentin Tarentino’s movies
Personal Goal: Travel to Europe
Nickname: Kat

Lilly Warkentin

Chef / Film

Birthplace: Vancouver
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Movie: Princess Bride
Career Goal: Live the Dream

Lin Yinghuan

Chef / Event & Film

Birthplace: China
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Music: Classical
Personal Goal: Be Strong, Healthy and Happy

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Lisa Slager

Barista / VanDusen Café

Birthplace: Red Deer Alberta
Favorite Food: Carbonara
Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Career Goal: Psychology
Nickname: Lisa Bear

Lisa Ward

Chef / Film

Birthplace: Kearny, New Jersey
Favorite Food: Paella
Career Goal: Living it
Personal Goal: To enjoy life
Nickname: Queen of Tarts

Mike Procop

Chef / Film

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Favorite Food: Schnitzel
Favorite Movie: Jackass
Personal Goal: Retire
Nickname: God

Nathan Jensen

Chef / Film

Birthplace: Saskatchewan
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Movie: Apocalypse Now
Personal Goal: Not to Die
Nickname: Natepalm

Paul Archer

Chef / Film

Birthplace: Vancouver
Favorite Food: Asian
Favorite Movie: Good Fellas
Personal Goal: Fish fulltime
Nickname: Arch

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Polly Tsybina

Barista / VanDusen Garden Café

Birthplace: Russia
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Movie: Elliott Smith
Career Goal: Doctor
Nickname: Hope

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Shannon Oxley

Chef / Event, Film & Cafés

Birthplace: Berwick, Nova Scotia
Favorite Food: Poutine
Career Goal: Establish Name
Personal Goal: Have a Family
Nickname: Shanny

Shawn Timeato

Chef / Film

Birthplace: Ontario
Favorite Food: Breakfast
Favorite Movie: Apocalypse Now
Personal Goal: Be Financially Free
Nickname: Tomato

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Attila Kallai

Barista  & Server / VanDusen Cafe & Events

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Music: Classical
Persona Goal: To keep making goals
Nickname: TT

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Tak Hayashi

Event Server

Birthplace: Nanaimo, BC
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Movie: Swingers
Personal Goal: Financial freedom
Nickname: Tak-Man

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Victoria Scott

Barista / VanDusen Garden Café

Birthplace: New Westminster, BC
Favorite Food: New things
Favorite Movie: Movies with Audrey Hepburn
Personal Goal: Do crazy interesting things

Vladimir

Vladimir Jurica

Driver / Event, Film & Cafés

Birthplace: Slovakia
Favorite Food: Schnitzel
Favorite Music: Rock
Personal Goal: Travel
Nickname: Vladi

Stephanie

Stephanie Ram

Kitchen Helper / Event, Film & Cafés

Birthplace: Salmon Arm, BC
Favorite Food: The edible kind
Favorite Movie: Lion King
Career Goal: Pastry Chef
Nickname: Stef

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Rachel Stronach

Barista & Server  / VanDusen Garden Café & Events

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Favorite Food: Perogies
Favorite Music: Jimi Hendrix
Career Goal: International Teacher
Nickname: Stron

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India Pahar

Barista & Lead Server / VanDusen Garden Café & Events

Birthplace: Langley, BC
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Movie: Moonrise Kingdom
Career Goal:  Lawyer
Nickname: Indie

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Mickael Marcq

Assistant Manager & Lead Server / VanDusen Garden Café & Events

Birthplace: Buhl, Germany
Favorite Food: Rabbit w/ prune sauce
Favorite Music: Rammstein
Personal Goal: Be happy
Nickname: Mika or French Mike

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Tavish Pelton

Barista & Bartender  / VanDusen Garden Café & Events

Birthplace: Vancouver
Favorite Food: Rib eye steak
Favorite Movie: Snatch
Career Goal: Become a writer
Nickname: Tav

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Hayden MacDonald

Dishwasher / VanDusen Garden Café

Birthplace: Richmond, BC
Favorite Food: Katsudon
Favorite Movie: Seven Samurai
Career Goal: Film editor
Nickname: Haymander

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Andreas Hartner

Driver / Event, Film & Cafés

Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
Favorite Food: Italian Comfort Food
Favorite Music: Electronic
Favorite Movie: Scareface
Nickname: Andy

We strive for only the best. We blend the finest and freshest ingredients with many years of culinary experience. As party caterers we know how to deliver a gourmet occasion, perfectly tailored for you and your guests.

Here are the types of occasion we cater to: