The guiding inspiration for our team at Pat Quinn’s Restaurant & Bar is “Hospitality”. Our mission is to deliver a warm, graceful, hospitable experience with passion, creativity and innovation.
Driven by the passion and love for travel, Chef James Ng found himself working in hotels at a young age. His journey through many kitchens in Asia and Europe have opened his eyes in learning and understanding different cultures, flavours, regional cuisine, and working with many talented individuals from diversified backgrounds.
James started his career in Calgary, Alberta where he worked at Hy’s Steak House, and then later progressively worked his way in the hotel industries such as the Four Seasons and Rimrock Hotel. He received his culinary certification Red Seal at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Later, Chef James travelled in Asia and worked for the Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott Hotel . While working up the ranks, he was given the opportunity to join an opening task force to assist the launch of JW Marriott Bangkok and JW California Grill in Tokyo where he learned techniques from some of the best chefs in the world. During this period, Chef James took the time to share his culinary expertise by teaching culinary students in Hong Kong as he further developed a greater appreciation for the Pacific Rim cuisine and ingredients.
On his return back to Canada, James found himself working in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver working for the Westin, Fairmont, Marriott, Delta Hotels, and some fine dining restaurants and clubs. Prior to joining Tsawwassen Springs, Chef James was the Executive Sous Chef at Vancouver Convention Centre since the winter Olympics in February, 2010, and then became the Chef de Cuisine shortly after he received his designation as Certified Chef de Cuisine in 2019.
Passionate in food and a strong belief in the restaurant and hospitality environment, he is always committed to develop purposeful partnerships with the local farmers and businesses to present the best food for any occasions. Chef James continuously leads with creativity and innovation, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and skills to each person who steps into the kitchen to promote growth within his teams.
Executive Sous Chef
Tsawwassen Springs is excited to welcome Executive Sous Chef, Sam Gupta to our culinary team. Sam is an experienced Chef with a demonstrated history of passion and creativity for food. Sam is originally from India and moved to Canada in 2017, where he got his Post Graduate Degree in Culinary Management. By 2019 he became the Head Chef at Chances Casino, Castlegar. Sam has worked for resorts and properties in many parts of the world including USA, India & Canada. Sam is a strong operations professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Catering Management from Bharathiar University, India. Working in this industry for almost 10 years now, he has mastered the art of cooking using seasonal ingredients that cater to the likes of the diverse clients ranging from private parties to corporate events. Sam is strongly skilled in communication, pastry art, recipe writing, culinary management, and food safety.
Food & Beverage Operations Manager
Cory is thrilled to join the team at Tsawwassen Springs! He is eager to utilize his extensive executive food and beverage management skill set with the team! Cory is proud of his 21 year’s experience with The Keg Restaurants, ranging from back of house, front of house, all the way to General Manager. Overseeing new restaurant openings, training and development of new team members is his specialty! Cory also brings executive food and beverage leadership experience in casinos and conference/event facilities at the Grand Villa casino. There he oversaw the opening of the facility, 300+ staff and twelve unique food and beverage operations. Cory is passionate about great service and building knowledgeable, aligned teams to exceed guests’ expectations every visit. He takes great pride in managing with the operational excellence necessary to bring synergy, growth and enthusiasm to multifaceted organizations. Cory lives in White Rock and when he’s not working he loves spending his time with family; BBQing, golfing or on the weekends you’ll find him at his son’s baseball games cheering him on!
Community Relations & Brand Specialist
Jill joined the team at Tsawwassen Springs in 2015 as the Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing, she worked in the Real Estate Sales Centre and helped them achieve a remarkable amount of sales. In June of 2018, Jill moved to the clubhouse where she now focuses on Marketing and Business Development. Jill has been in the hospitality industry for 20 years and holds her Hospitality Management Diploma. A high energy, creative personality, with a strong ability to execute independence of action and judgment. A strong team player with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization. Jill is excited to help Tsawwassen Springs and Pat Quinn's Restaurant & Bar grow into a local landmark.
Joel has worked his way up from bartender to Restaurant Manager within a short time at Pat Quinn's Restaurant and Bar. Bringing over a decade of experience in the restaurant and bar industry, specializing in golf course and banquet functions. Joel is skilled at handling the daily needs and concerns of Tsawwassen Springs guests and staff. With his energetic and outgoing personality Joel is a natural at connecting with guests to ensure their expectations are exceeded. No detail is too small and no request too minor to ensure the standards of the food and service are beyond met. Joel has had the pleasure of overseeing operations at some of the Lower Mainland’s established facilities including Hastings Racecourse and Casino, City of Burnaby, Eagle Creek Bar and Grill in Burnaby, and is excited to learn more from the experience he is surrounded by at Tsawwassen Springs.
Michael started at Pat Quinn's Restaurant and Bar as a server. From his very first day, he demonstrated excellent leadership and established ongoing rapport with our guests. Within a short period, Michael became Restaurant Manager where he continued to demonstrate his love for the restaurant and bar industry through establishing trust, friendship, and appreciation among all of our guests and staff. Michael has an undeniable passion for hospitality and shows strong enthusiasm when sharing his knowledge and experience to the team. He is a naturally talented problem solver and has an energetic work ethic. Combined, these characteristics prove him to be a valuable asset to our management team. Michael began his career in the hospitality industry over fifteen years ago. He has gained his professional experience through excelling in diverse settings. He has previously worked in the fast-paced environment of nightlife in Downtown Vancouver, has learned the in’s and out’s of bars and breweries, and has developed intuitive expertise in fine dining. Michael’s well-rounded experience, skills, and knowledge allow him to thrive and grow at Tsawwassen Springs. He is excited to be working with such a dynamic team and is eager to bring his experience to the Pat Quinn’s table!