Director of Hospitality
Roger Gillespie was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba and has worked throughout Canada in the restaurant, hotel and winery industry over the past 30 years including stints at Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta, Tofino at the Wickaninnish Inn and Whistler at Araxi Restaurant. He first visited the Okanagan in 1998 and fell in love with the region for all it has to offer food and wine lovers. He eventually moved to the valley as food and beverage manager at the Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna. In 2004, he moved to Summerland and worked for Sumac Ridge Estate Winery and See Ya Later Ranch until he opened his own restaurant in Summerland, the Victoria Road Deli & Bistro, in June 2008. There he gained a following for his commitment to seasonal local ingredients, serving heart-warming food, and his welcoming service. Roger began his role at Hester Creek in March of 2012. Roger loves food, wine and music and when he is not cooking, he’s enjoying time with his wife Megan and his children in their yard tending to their many gardens and fruit trees.