Lee Humphries, Culinary Director
Simon Bouchard, Restaurant Chef
Born in the suburbs of Montreal, Quebec – Simon found a passion for food and cooking as early as 5 years old. He studied at the prestigious Institut de Tourisme et D’Hotellerie du Quebec, where he earned a degree in cooking and food service management while working his way up the culinary ladder in many top restaurants in Quebec. Simon spent a season in France to expand his culinary knowledge before driving across Canada to make the move to the Okanagan Valley. He worked at Mission Hill Winery as the Banquet Chef and then spent two years working alongside one of Canada’s most widely recognized Chefs, Melissa Craig, as Sous Chef at the Barefoot Bistro in Whistler, BC. Returning to the Okanagan in 2016, Simon became Chef at The Vineyard Kitchen at Black Hills Estate Winery, and then moved to the position of Restaurant Chef at Liquidity Bistro, and shortly after Restaurant Chef at The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery where Simon’s passion for fresh, seasonal ingredients have been very well received ever since!