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The Clubhouse Welcomes New Executive Chef

March 16, 2017 | 473 Views

The West Coast Fishing Club has raised the culinary bar yet again by appointing one of Canada’s most skilled and talented young kitchen masters as executive chef at The Clubhouse for the 2017 season.

Born and raised just a short distance north of London, Rob Ratcliffe earned his culinary stripes in the kitchens of some of southern England’s most prestigious dining rooms. It was there he met his British Columbia-born girlfriend, and when her working visa later ran out, he accompanied her back to Vancouver, where within weeks he met Chef David Hawksworth of Vancouver’s famous Hawksworth restaurant.

Having honed much of his own craft long ago in the great London kitchens, Hawksworth recognized the finesse that Ratcliffe had similarly acquired. For the next five years, he worked his way up through the ranks under Hawksworth’s eye and demonstrated all the right stuff to eventually go places on his own. As it turned out, The Clubhouse is the place he is going next, and not because he is a wilderness adventure seeker, but because the rustically elegant lodge offers both the challenge and the support he needs to establish his own signature brand of culinary artistry.

“I’m not a fisher, so that’s not the reason I took this job,” says the 28-year-old, who as senior sous chef at Hawksworth was second in command in the kitchen of one of Canada’s most well-known restaurants. I like the fact that it’s not really a hotel, but a place where people are made to feel like it’s their home during the time they are there. It’s also a place that is very quiet and relaxing when the work is over.”

The Clubhouse is also pleased to welcome Ratcliffe’s girlfriend, Reesa Cullen, as dining room manager for the upcoming season. A native of the remote village of Tahsis on Vancouver Island, Cullen developed her own distinct taste and sensibility while working alongside Ratcliffe in southern England.

No doubt long-time guests, who perhaps didn’t think it possible to further raise the near-legendary standards of The Clubhouse, will be pleasantly surprised.

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  1. Whitney Reidy says:

    So excited for the new “members” to begin their unforgettable journey with The Clubhouse. I visit towards the end of the season so you’ll have beta tested all your recipes.

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    • alexahornby says:

      Hi Whitney! We look forward to having you visit The Clubhouse later this summer. As for the recipes, you surely won’t be disappointed!

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  2. Bill Marshall says:

    Lovely introduction to your new team. It sounds like the offerings will be delectable!

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    • alexahornby says:

      Hi Bill! We are thrilled about our highly skilled team of staff joining us this season. We hope to see you up at one of our lodges this summer!

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2017 Pricing & Packages

Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Self Guided Package
  • 19’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$4,960$5,270
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,175$6,930
  • 3 guests per boat$5,735$6,335
  • Offshore Guided Package
  • 25’ or 27’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,655$7,570
  • 3 guests per boat$6,055$6,760
  • 4 guests per boat$5,743$6,345
  • Deluxe Offshore Guided Package
  • 29’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,715$7,650
  • 3 guests per boat$6,095$6,815
  • 4 guests per boat$5,770$6,385
  • Room Supplements
  • Standard Room$Incl$Incl
  • Ocean View Room$180$230
  • Single Room Supplement$310$410
  • Ocean View Room Supplement$410$540
  • Owner's Suite - Henslung Cove$510$690
  • Owner's Suite - Grange Point$770$1,025
  • Private Dining Room (for full trip)$770$1,025
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Single rooms, ocean view rooms and owners suites are subject to availability
  • Private Dining Room is $250 per night based on availability
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Clubhouse (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler
  • 2 guests per boat$5,545$6,450
  • 3 guests per boat$4,940$5,850
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Outpost (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 24' Northwest$5,250$5,645
  • 21' EagleCraft$5,150$5,500
  • 18' EagleCraft$5,020$5,325
  • Self Guided Package
  • 18' EagleCraft$4,273$4,520
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to North Island Lodge (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided or self-guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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