PEOPLE Update as of Nov. 24, 2020

Changes at BUM Commercial Furniture. Lesley Brown new president of CAPS. Michelle Dias adds position at Seneca College. Husband and wife team join Tofino Resort + Marina’s 1909 Kitchen.

Nicole Egerton.

BUM Commercial Furniture specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of Commercial Outdoor Furniture, Shade and Heating products in Canada. Bum is very pleased to announce the addition of 3 sales agent groups to our growing team. MT Square continues to represent BUM Commercial Furniture in the British Columbia market. Their main focus will be promoting BUM products to the Architect & Design Community.

Nicole Egerton, LEED GA, MT Square Interiors. Office: 604.366.7998. Email: nicole@​mtsquareinteriors.​com. Website: https://​www​.mtsquarein​te​ri​ors​.com.

Rob Weiss.

Weiss Wares will be representing BUM Commercial Furniture in the British Columbia market. Their main focus will be promoting BUM products to the Food Service Equipment Distributors. Rob Weiss, Weiss Wares. Mobile: 604.377.5818. Office: 604.463.8141. Email: rweiss@​weisswares.​com. Website: https://​www​.weis​s​wares​.com.

Ray Perkins.

Hospitality Trend Inc. will be representing BUM Commercial Furniture in 3 territories: Northern Ontario – Newmarket North of Hwy #9; Eastern Ontario – HWY 35115 East to Ottawa; and Gatineau-Hull, Quebec. Their main focus will be promoting BUM products to the Food Service Equipment Distributors. Ray Perkins and Ian Shropshire, Hospitality Trend Inc., Manufacture Sales Representative. Telephone: (437) 2264018. Email: ray@​hospitalitytrend.​ca. Email: ian@​hospitalitytrend.​ca. Website: www​.hos​pi​tal​i​tytrend​.ca.

Lesley Brown.

Vancouver, BC. The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) — Canada’s only national sommelier association — is delighted to announce that Lesley Brown will assume the role of incoming national president, for a three-year term. Brown follows past president Mark DeWolf and most recently served as CAPS Canada vice president and was president of CAPS’ British Columbia chapter. A 20-year veteran of the wine and hospitality industry, she is currently the vice president of sales and marketing at Vancouver-based agency, HQ Wine + Spirits. Throughout the past several years, CAPS has solidified its identity as a bicoastal operation, and enjoyed international renown with both its national and regional events and competitions. The not-for-profit association places equal emphasis on education, mentorship, and communication and is committed to a long-term vision, while managing and embracing the day to day challenges of a culturally diverse, national constituency.

Michelle Dias.

Michelle Dias recently started a position as Digital Marketing Professor at Seneca College within the School of Hospitality & Tourism. In mid-2019, she was named Brand Public Relations manager – Canada, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Prior to that she was marketing manager, Public Relations and Communications, Canada for almost four years, responsible for strategy, management and execution of marketing campaigns, which support IHG Canada’s more than 180 hotels, across seven brands coast-to-coast. Dias came to IHG fresh from a job doing public relations and marketing for the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Prior to that, she was social media specialist for GoodLife Fitness’ public relations team, and worked in public relations for NKPR and Hill+Knowlton.

Chefs Terry Someville and Kristine Morrow. Photo: Reuben Krabbe.

This fall, Tofino Resort + Marina welcomed a talented culinary duo to lead the 1909 Kitchen team, building on the restaurant’s outstanding reputation for seasonal and hyper-local, ingredient-driven cuisine that embraces its distinctly Tofitian surrounds. Executive chef Terry Somerville leads the 1909 Kitchen team, nurturing skill in the kitchen and creating memorable dining experiences for guests, and is joined by his wife chef Kristine Morrow who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role as executive pastry chef. 

Coming most recently from Cactus Club Café in Toronto where Chef Somerville was able to hone in on large-scale restaurant operations, he is thrilled to have moved to the relaxed island community of Tofino and is ready to expand on 1909’s Kitchen’s legacy of showcasing fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

Chef Kristine Morrow’s skills as a pastry chef help her create many incredible and visually arresting desserts. Passionate about baking and pastry, Morrow moved across the country to Vancouver to attend the Art Institute of Vancouver and complete a coveted internship at MARKET by Jean-Georges Vancouver before joining the pre-opening team at the Fairmont Pacific Rim – just in time for the 2010 Olympics. Most recently, Chef Morrow was at famed Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa in Ontario perfecting her craft.