A group of small businesses with a big vision


The Truffles Group of Companies

Locally-owned and operated, The Truffles Group has been devoted to changing the way people think about Vancouver Island’s hospitality, tourism and beverage retail industries for over 23 years. Guided by an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, The Truffles Group is committed to being market leaders and to continually inspire others by pushing the boundaries of product innovation by creating memorable and lasting experiences for guests and our team.

The group is comprised of Cascadia Liquor Stores (5 locations across Vancouver Island), Truffles Catering, Habitat Catering at Royal Roads, Canoe Brewpub and Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Culture…is our behaviours and beliefs
it defines who we are
it is how others perceive us
it guides our decisions
it is how we express ourselves
— John Reese, COO & VP

2015 - Retail Company of the Year (Business Examiner)

2013 - Best New Business (Comox Valley Chamber)

2015 - Best Wine Store (EAT magazine)

2014 - Greenest Restaurant (VIGBC)

2015 - GREEN level certification across 8 businesses (VIGBC)

2014/2015 - Top 3 wine store (Best of the City)

2012-15 - Best Patio (Best of the City)·       

2015 - Finalist, Sustainability Company of the Year (Victoria Chamber)

2015 - Finalist, Greenest Restaurant (EcoStar Awards)

2015 - Finalist, Greenest Retail Store (EcoStar Awards)

2015 - Finalist, Waste Management (EcoStar Awards)

2014 - Top 3 liquor store in BC (The Province)

2015 - Best Retailer (Comox Record)

2014 - Most Meals Shared (Mealshare)

Core Values

Our purpose at The Truffles Group is to be leaders in everything we do; to provide memorable and lasting experiences for our guests and our team; to achieve sustainable growth with respect to our people, planet, and profit; to create a life-giving culture that is rooted in an unwavering commitment to our core values.

The Truffles Group culture is rooted in an unwavering commitment to our core values — integrity, quality, contribution, sustainability, focus, growth, possibility, passion, service
— Don Calveley, President

Social Responsibility

The Truffles Group believes in sharing resources to our community and industry. We share our time, leadership, financial and creative resources for the benefit of our industry, local community and global initiatives. We are committed to being generous corporate citizens that consistently engage with our community and industry from all areas of our operation, and finding creative ways of doing so. 

Charity Partners

In 2014, we proudly donated over $120,000  through cash, in-kind support and donations to local and international non-profits.You can read about our community impact and contribution in our 2014 Social Responsibility Report.



Each company within The Truffles Group has its own sustainability program with guidelines for how products are developed (energy and water reduction), how the product gets to the consumer (transportation efficiencies) and for how the product is dealt with after use (waste diversion). Eight of the nine Truffles Group businesses have proudly been certified Green under the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification Program for our commitment to protecting the environment, protection the local economy and for community engagement. 


Finalist for Sustainable Business Practices under The Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Our Team

We are a team of talented, passionate people who are changing the way people think about hospitality, tourism and beverage retail. We excel in our industry because we deliver exceptional value by providing the best quality products and services. We also love to contribute; our staff contributes their energy and resources to our operations; each of our businesses contribute financially and produce results; we then give back to one another, the community and our industry.

Employee Perks

$50 bonus for referring a quality seasonal employee to us

$75 bonus for referring a quality permanent employee to us

$100 bonus on the yearly anniversary of your employment date.

Complimentary entry into the Victoria Marathon, TC10K, Tour de Victoria and other similar events in your community

Direct deposit for quick and easy receipt of your pay cheques


Donation matching to an approved charitable organization

2 paid work days per year to volunteer with a local community organization.

Up to 50% contribution towards the cost for your professional development in a related field (must be pre-approved)

Extended health and dental including paramedical, life insurance, dental and prescription coverage       

Staff discount privileges at The Truffles Group partner businesses      

Current Opportunities

Cascadia Liquor Stores

Cascadia is a full-service group of Vancouver Island-based liquor stores, dedicated to elevating the liquor retail experience by delivering outstanding service, a surprising product range with a focus on local, organic and hard-to-find products from the Pacific Northwest and from around the world, all at everyday best value pricing.

Current Opportunities:


General Manager

Shift Leader

Truffles Catering


Canoe Brewpub




Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Truffles Catering is Victoria’s leading event catering company with venue contracts at some of Victoria’s most spectacular locations. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with the highest standard of food and service.

Current Opportunities:

On Site Manager



Canoe Brewpub is located in a designated heritage site on Victoria's active inner harbour. Originally the 'City Lights' building, today the building stands as a proud heritage landmark on the downtown waterfront featuring waterfront patios and offers some of the best western exposure along Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Featuring handcrafted beer, real food made with care and live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Canoe has become an institution for sharing good times with friends and family of all ages.

Current Opportunities:

None currently available


Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages to experience the beauty and curiosity of a tropical jungle up close. With surprises at every turn, the gardens is home to a wide variety of rescued tropical animals including ducks, flamingos, rare tropical birds, poison dart frogs, tortoises, turtles, giant koi and thousands of tropical free flying butterflies. Stroll along the paths and see organic vanilla beans growing on the vine, papaya trees, pineapple, coffee beans, ginger and many other foods of the world flourishing in their natural habitat

Current Opportunities:

None currently available

Don't see a posting that you're looking for? We accept general applications on an on-going basis through the application form below. Typical opportunities include service, sales, cashier, operations and kitchen support. 

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The Truffles Group is located in beautiful Victoria, BC with locations across Vancouver Island. 

General inquiries: hello@trufflesgroup.com

Media inquiries: media@trufflesgroup.com

Career inquiries: careers@trufflesgroup.com


To contact individual companies, please visit their websites:

Truffles Catering

Cascadia Liquor Stores

Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Canoe Brewpub