Our People

Our culinary and service teams are as passionate about their work as they are experienced and professionally trained, taking great pride in delivering an exceptional all round experience.

Kevin Emry, Head Chef

Vancouverite and globetrotter Kevin Emry describes his culinary style as a unique combination of the best of the West Coast, with grounding in the fundamentals of French cuisine. When he isn’t cooking up a storm in the Bel Café kitchen, you’ll find this loyal West Coaster carving up some powder on the local mountains or hiking remote trails with his loyal dog Ruby.

Wayne Kozinko, Pastry Chef

Armed with artistry and technical ability, Wayne Kozinko oversees the team who create and execute seasonal desserts, sweets, breads and freshly baked pastries at Bel Café. Kozinko takes pride in training and working with a group of talented individuals in a positive environment. He’s partial to a milk chocolate, banana and peanut praline combo and also loves sci-fi and the symphony!

Jesse Johnson, Area Manager

Having grown up in the restaurant industry, Jesse Johnson delivers experience and passion to both kitchen and front of house placing value on providing memorable experiences for guests – eat in or take away. His favorite drink from Bel is the London Fog with Oat Milk and when he’s not at work you’ll find him in the boxing gym or binge watching BonApetit’s YouTube channel!