About Us

Locally owned and operated, The Truffles Group has been advancing Vancouver Island’s hospitality, tourism and beverage retail industries for over 25 years.

Guided by founder Don Calveley’s entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to business excellence, The Truffles Group continually pushes the boundaries of innovation to create memorable and lasting experiences for their guests and team.

Built on a foundational commitment to core values, the group has grown to include six market-leading brands including Truffles Catering, Canoe Brewpub, Cascadia Liquor (seven locations), Habitat Catering, Sequoia Coastal Coffee and Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

 

At The Truffles Group,
we work as a team to challenge ourselves and others to think differently;
we graciously welcome brave new ideas that confront our status-quo;
we take chances and innovate by falling forward;
we are authentic and enviably passionate.
— Don Calveley, Founder and Chairman of the Board

 

Our Team
 

 
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Don Calveley

Founder / Executive Chairman

The Truffles Group’s success and phenomenal growth has been driven by Don Calveley’s unwavering entrepreneurial spirit. His creativity inspires others to push the boundaries of innovation and challenges his teams, community and industry to think differently about hospitality.

Under his leadership, The Truffles Group has grown to employ over 450 staff and currently operates 12 market-leading hospitality businesses across Vancouver Island.

 

 
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Brian Pope

Chief Executive Officer

Under Brian Pope’s executive leadership and expertise in team development, he empowers the group to continue evolving and growing.

Guided by over 20 years of experience in hospitality operations and strategic growth, Brian ensures The Truffles Group is always poised to actively pursue new opportunities for expansion and acquisition.

 



Regional Team

Emily Moore Human Resources Generalist

Emily Moore
Human Resources Generalist

Keith Barbon Chief Financial Officer

Keith Barbon
Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Pott Regional Operations Manager, Cascadia Liquor Stores

Jeremy Pott
Regional Operations Manager, Cascadia Liquor Stores

Alistair Eason Regional Manager, Hospitality Operations General Manager, Truffles Catering

Alistair Eason
Regional Manager, Hospitality Operations
General Manager, Truffles Catering

 




management team

 

Cascadia Liquor

Ann Brydle GM, Quadra Village

Ann Brydle
GM, Quadra Village

Cathy Carlson GM, Colwood

Cathy Carlson
GM, Colwood

Rick Fields GM, Nanoose

Rick Fields
GM, Nanoose

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

 

 

Canoe Brewpub

Soloman Tainui Executive Chef

Soloman Tainui
Executive Chef

Isabelle Archibald Events Coordinator

Isabelle Archibald
Events Coordinator

Daniel Murphy Brewmaster

Daniel Murphy
Brewmaster

Scott Renton GM

Scott Renton
GM

 
 

Victoria butterfly gardens

Ronalea Rischmiller GM

Ronalea Rischmiller
GM

Kurtis Herperger Gardens Manager

Kurtis Herperger
Gardens Manager

Justin Dunning Living Collections Manager

Justin Dunning
Living Collections Manager

 
 

truffles catering

JP Green Executive Chef

JP Green
Executive Chef

Jannine Rossi Planner

Jannine Rossi
Planner

Mike Threlfall Operations Manager

Mike Threlfall
Operations Manager

Taryn Stewart Planner

Taryn Stewart
Planner