Heather Brown, General Manager

HeatherOriginally from Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Heather relocated to Halifax twenty years ago and has been active in Halifax’s hospitality industry ever since. She holds a degree in Business specializing in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Mount Saint Vincent University and graduated with the Senate Medal of Distinction. Heather’s background consists of pub, restaurant and private club management, as well as catering and special events and seven years as a Unit and Assistant General Manager with the Lower Deck.

Avery Gavel, Sommelier

averyOur Sommelier, Avery Gavel, grew up on a dairy farm in Yarmouth quickly learning the meaning of hard work and  appreciating fresh local produce and seafood.

Entrance to the Hospitality Industry started early in Yarmouth at Rodds Grand Hotel and Capt. Kelly’s Kitchen.

Avery moved to Halifax and mentored under the esteemed Alex Clavel at Clipper Cay for 10 years. Through those years, Avery earned the Clipper Cay many awards at the annual  Nova Scotia “Table Top (design) Competition”.

For the past 20 years, Avery is proud to be part of the team at the Halifax landmark The Five Fishermen. As a server, Avery earned Taste of Nova Scotia’s “Server of the Year” and is currently Assistant Manager.

Avery became a Sommelier with The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) and has travelled through wonderful wine regions of Europe but is most excited to be a part of the developing wine culture of Nova Scotia and often hosts Nova Scotia food and wine pairing dinners.

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Jamie MacDougall, Executive Chef.

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