Piva Modern Italian Restaurant Brings Italy to New Westminster, BC

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GM Justin Syens discusses the “genuine and honest” new modern Italian restaurant concept, Piva Opening in November 2017 Downtown New Westminster, the highly-anticipated Piva Modern Italian promises a refined, Italian-focussed dining experience. In our latest Industry’s Finest feature, we sit down with General Manager Justin Syens to talk about the project and what guests – and potential employees – can… Read more »

The Pawn Shop set to party on Vancouver’s Granville Street

The Pawn Shop opens on Vancouver's Granville Entertainment District

Taco Tequila bar to hit Vancouver’s nightlife strip Set to open soon in place of former Granville Street bar Sip, The Pawn Shop is sure to be a hit with people looking for a damn good night out. Co-owner Raymond Staniscia tells us why – and how to apply to be a part of it – in another Industry’s… Read more »

The SportsBar LIVE! at Rogers Arena will WOW sports fans in Vancouver

The Sportsbar Live opens at Vancouver's Rogers Arena

The Vancouver sports market will never be the same The SportsBar LIVE! at Rogers Arena, opening this winter, will provide Vancouver sports fans with a truly immersive fan experience. Here to tell us all about this state-of-the-art sports bar and how he got involved with it is Dave Whitworth, Director of Restaurants at Canucks Sports and… Read more »

Accessibility Consultant Steven Bertrand on the issues facing those with mobility challenges in hospitality and retail

Meet Steven Bertrand, a blogger, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur based in Victoria, BC. Steven has been motivating people to get the most out of life for years via his blog and has recently launched his own accessibility consultancy, offering hospitality businesses (and others) the opportunity to improve their customer experience to those with mobility challenges. … Read more »

Canucks Sports & Entertainment leadership discusses new fan experience at Rogers Arena

Part Two of EightSix’s two-part Canucks Sports & Entertainment feature Canucks Sports and Entertainment’s new hospitality division is a game-changer for the company, promising improved food and beverage options, exceptional service, and, ultimately, the best fan experience. Here to discuss are Vice President of Hospitality, Jeff Stipec, and Director of Premium Operations, Todd Jeannotte. Canucks Sports and Entertainment… Read more »

Canucks Chef Bartley discusses new Rogers Arena hospitality

Part One of EightSix’s two-part Canucks Sports & Entertainment feature Canucks Sports and Entertainment’s new Executive Chef, Robert Bartley, just made the big move from Toronto to Vancouver to take the reigns on CSE’s new culinary program. A huge hockey fan and former Executive Chef of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment who “bleeds blue” (but… Read more »

JOEY Restaurants’ Regional Chef Kevin Wall discusses JOEY careers

Never one to shy away from any culinary challenge (or interview request), Regional Chef Kevin Wall oversees culinary operations for JOEY Restaurants in Calgary, Alberta. A former restaurant owner himself, Chef Wall’s passion for food has fuelled him from humble beginnings looking to impress girls with his kitchen skills to being recently crowned BC’s Top Chef… Read more »

Regional Chef Mike Hodges on working at Earls Kitchen & Bar

From washing dishes to running one of Vancouver’s busiest kitchens, Chef Mike Hodges knows a thing or two about the many opportunities that Earls Restaurants has to offer. Now, as Earls Hornby’s Kitchen Leader, Mike is not only responsible for making sure that every guest leaves with a smile on their face, but also for… Read more »