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Executive Chef Jean Benoit

Chef Jean is a French award winning Michelin trained Chef who worked alongside some the worlds most renowned Chefs. He decided to call Agassiz home years ago thanks to a slower pace of life.
He owned 2 successful restaurants in Vancouver; L’Emotion and Mistral Bistro where Bryan Adams, Diana Krall or Trevor Linden were just a few of his regular guests. Chef Jean also was the Chef for the "Five-Sails Restaurant" of the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, BC which is still a fine dining landmark in the beautiful pacific City.

Chef Jean`s culinary life stations brought him to Zurich, the south of France and the island of Corsica before opening his first restaurant, Fleur de Thym in the Luberon region of the Provence, France before bringing his art de Cuisine to Canada.

He is passionate about using locally sourced ingredients and home grown herbs from the lodge`s own spectacular herb garden to ensure nothing but the freshest quality.

Chef is a former triathlon competitor and is still an avid cyclist. He has competed in the Ironman Triathlon as well as the 550 KM Trans-Rocky Mountain biking race.
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