Osborne Bay Pub executive chef appeals to music patrons’ tastes

Chef Philippe

From: Chemainus Valley Courier by Don Bodger

Being part of a creative enterprise suits Lavoie

The Cowichan Valley’s live music destination is appealing to the growing appetite for quality entertainment, but that naturally needs to be complemented by tasty food. That’s Philippe Lavoie’s department.

Lavoie, 55, is a big part of the rebranding at the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton as executive chef that brings the combination into perfect harmony. He started in the position in mid-May and is fully on board with the concept.

Pub owner Tony van de Mortel, Berry Music Co.’s Patricia Berry and Lavoie were immediately on the same page about what the venue can offer to customers looking for an experience beyond the norm.

“I wanted to work with people I liked,” said Lavoie. “I wanted to be involved with something entrepreneurial. When I interviewed with Patricia and Tony, it clicked.

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