jason whitfield

Jason began his pastry career at Fresco, the fine dining restaurant owned by Chef Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao that opened in 2003 in downtown Kelowna. He joined Fresco following his graduation from Thompson Rivers University Culinary Arts program. After a few years, Jason moved to Vancouver continuing to develop his pastry skills at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts before moving to Lebanon to work at Restaurant Burgundy.

Jason returned to Vancouver in 2011 working as Pastry Cook at Hawksworth before heading east to Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in Toronto for five years. Jason returned to the Okanagan in 2017 working at Waterfront Café & Catering before returning to the same space where he began his career, Fresco, now RauDZ Regional Table as Pastry Chef for RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd (RCC) in Spring 2019. Jason joined the team in Spring 2019, to manage and oversee the pastry program for all four of the RCC restaurants and is excited to bring his creativity to all of the dessert menus.