About Us

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 (6 locations across Vancouver Island), Truffles CateringHabitat Catering at Royal RoadsCanoe BrewpubVictoria Butterfly Gardens and Sequoia Coastal Coffee at the Royal BC Museum. 
 

 

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, Founder and Chairman of the Board

 

Our Team
 

Don Calveley

Executive Chairman / Founder

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Brian Pope

Chief Executive Officer

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Regional Team

Keith Barbon Chief Financial Officer

Keith Barbon
Chief Financial Officer

Alistair Eason Regional Manager, Hospitality Operations GM, Truffles Catering

Alistair Eason
Regional Manager, Hospitality Operations
GM, Truffles Catering

Emily Moore HR Generalist

Emily Moore
HR Generalist

Jeremy Pott Cascadia Liquor Regional Operations Manager

Jeremy Pott
Cascadia Liquor
Regional Operations Manager

Danielle Smeltzer Regional Marketing & Sales Manager

Danielle Smeltzer
Regional Marketing & Sales Manager




management team

 

 
 
Ann Brydle GM, Quadra Village

Ann Brydle
GM, Quadra Village

Cathy Carlson GM, Colwood

Cathy Carlson
GM, Colwood

Neely Hourigan GM, Langford

Neely Hourigan
GM, Langford

Jeff Reid GM, Uptown

Jeff Reid
GM, Uptown

Jeff Lucas GM, Courtenay

Jeff Lucas
GM, Courtenay

Jessie Fowler GM, Eagle Creek

Jessie Fowler
GM, Eagle Creek

 

 

 
 
Executive Chef

Executive Chef

Isabelle Archibald Events Coordinator

Isabelle Archibald
Events Coordinator

Daniel Murphy Brewmaster

Daniel Murphy
Brewmaster

Alana Day Assistant Manager

Alana Day
Assistant Manager

Scott Renton GM

Scott Renton
GM

Ciaron Driscoll Beverage Supervisor

Ciaron Driscoll
Beverage Supervisor

 
 
Ronalea Rischmiller GM  

Ronalea Rischmiller
GM
 

Kurtis Herperger Gardens Manager

Kurtis Herperger
Gardens Manager

Justin Dunning Living Collections Manager

Justin Dunning
Living Collections Manager

 
 
JP Green Executive Chef

JP Green
Executive Chef

Jannine Rossi Planner

Jannine Rossi
Planner

Mike Threlfall Operations Manager

Mike Threlfall
Operations Manager

Sam Jones Sequoia Coastal Coffee

Sam Jones
Sequoia Coastal Coffee

Taryn Stewart Planner

Taryn Stewart
Planner

Aaron Miller Habitat Food Services (at Royal Roads University)

Aaron Miller
Habitat Food Services (at Royal Roads University)