Our Catering Team

Authenticity and professionalism are the hallmarks of the Truffles Catering team, which prides itself on ensuring each client is looked after meticulously.

JP Green,
Executive Chef

JP’s culinary journey began as a child where he assisted in his grandfather’s bakery in a small village in France. He refined his skills through a fine dining catering apprenticeship followed by an internship at The Ritz Paris. JP has been creating inspiring menus for Truffles Catering since 2001 with a focus on high-quality ingredients and sustainable food practices, working closely with the local farmers, ranchers and seafood purveyors with whom he has built relationships.

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Dan Cunningham,
Executive Sous Chef
(On leave)

Dan attended culinary school at Vancouver Community College and completed his Red seal apprenticeship at Olympic View golf course. Post graduation he worked at Pescatores (now 10 Acres Kitchen), The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa and Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa. Dan started working with Truffles Catering in 2008 and progressed from Sous Chef to his current role as Executive Sous Chef.

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Greg Caspersen,
Chef de Cuisine

Greg completed his Red Seal Apprenticeship at the Wickininnish Inn, a Relais & Chateau property in Tofino, with renowned Chef Andrew Springett, and Chef Nicolas Nutting (now of Wolf in the Fog). His experience includes Diva at the Metropolitan in Vancouver, Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, and most recently Greg was the Executive Chef at the award-winning Stage Wine Bar and The Livet in Victoria.

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Heidi Jones,
Director of Sales and Marketing

Heidi has extensive experience in hospitality, from food and beverage management at a variety of restaurants in Vancouver to resort operations in Tofino, including Long Beach Lodge. Originally from the Okanagan, she is passionate about BC wine and locally sourced cuisine. In 2013 Heidi moved to Victoria for a position with the Fairmont Empress where she spent five and a half years handling large conference and high-end incentive program sales. In her current role she leads a sales team of three Catering Managers as well as oversees marketing initiatives for Truffles Catering.

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Jannine Rossi,
Catering Manager

Jannine, a natural born foodie, advanced her culinary expertise working for various catering and planning companies within Canada, San Francisco and Napa Valley. She decided to move back to Victoria BC and began working for Truffles Catering in 2010. She has extensive experience in sales, event design and execution, menu development for food and beverage, off site catering operations as well as specialized events for conferences, high-end galas and luxury weddings.

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Tanya Estell,
Catering Manager

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Tanya has always had an innate passion for hospitality and has been an asset to our company for over 14 years. She brings a wealth of experience in both operations and on-site management to her current role in event planning. Tanya has a keen eye for detail and is highly organized, ensuring that her client’s events exceed their expectations, and no details are overlooked. She is passionate about building meaningful relationships with her clients and looks forward to working with you to bring your vision to life.

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Megan Stacey,
Catering Manager

Megan’s hospitality career started at Walt Disney World, but don’t let the pixie dust fool you: her warm, easygoing demeanour masks a razor-sharp attention to detail and exacting standards for service and cuisine. She is the newest member of our team, joining Truffles in 2021 after a decade of managing wedding and event venues including GreyHawk Golf Club in Ottawa ON and The Gardens at HCP (Horticulture Centre of the Pacific) in Victoria BC. Megan is a Certified Inclusive Professional through Equally Wed Pro and is committed to offering a joyful and affirming wedding planning experience for all LGBTQ+ couples.

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Jess Howard,
Operations Manager

Jess has degrees in omen’s Studies and English Literature, has been published in Canadian Living Magazine, and written several blogs. Her WSet Level 2 led to experience with multiple Island wineries including Unsworth, Cherry Point, Church & State, as well as a leadership role at the prestigious Sooke Harbour House. She was the first female busser Hy’s Mansion ever hired, and was a leader in creating the wedding program at Merridale Cider over the ten years she worked there. Jess also organized events benefitting the BC Children’s Hospital and the Canucks’ Autism Network. We are fortunate to have a leader as knowledgeable, professional, and empathetic as Jess mentoring our operations team.

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