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August 17, 2012

Sebastien Le Goff to be inducted into BC Restaurant Hall of Fame

We are very proud to announce that our Service Director, Sebastien Le Goff, will be inducted into BC’s Restaurant Hall of Fame. Our president, Richard Jaffray, was inducted in 2010. Chef Rob Feenie, is an inductee as well. Sebastien has been nominated for the Industry Award Category which recognizes an individual-retired, deceased or active – who is or has been a chef, server, manager, bartender or executive and who has demonstrated exceptional professionalism working in the restaurant industry.

About Sebastien:

A highly talented and respected veteran of the Vancouver restaurant scene, Le Goff brings a wealth of expertise developed over a 13 year career in top rooms in Vancouver, across Canada and around the world.

Having joined the Cactus Club operations management team 1 year ago, Le Goff has worked with the front of house team to continue to build Cactus Club’s service program.  As a decorated sommelier, he has also worked with Cactus Club’s bar operations team on the wine and beverage program.  Le Goff was able to apply his experience when he helped oversee the opening of the new Cactus Club at its iconic English Bay site.

Before joining Cactus Club Cafe, Le Goff served as  General Manager for db bistro moderne at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino in Singapore where he oversaw the opening and day to day operations of the restaurant.  Closer to home, Le Goff’s experience includes: Director of Operations and Beverage Manager with Uva Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria, which during his tenure was voted “Best New Restaurant in Canada” in 2009 by enroute Magazine; Director of Operations and Wine Director at Lumiere and Feenies; Restaurant and Wine Director at Cin Cin; various roles at select Oliver Bonacini Group restaurants.

Le Goff has received numerous professional accolades: Western Living Sommelier of the Year (2008); Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards judge (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009); Wine Access Magazine national wine awards judge (2006); BCRFA (British Columbia Restaurant Food Association) & ISG Sommelier of the Year award (2006).

Learn more about the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame