Gord Rumley, Gord Pace and Diana Madsen
are the proud owners of the Genoa Bay
Café, adjacent to the Marina in
beautiful Genoa Bay. The Café accommodates
40 diners inside, with seating for an
additional 30 on the seaside patio.
We look forward to providing each and
every guest with a great dining experience,
from February right through to New Year's
Eve. For reservations and bookings, please
Shortly after moving to Maple Bay, Gord
and Diana discovered the Genoa Bay Café
and quickly fell in love with the amazing
food and playful staff. Over the last
6 years they have become regular customers
so they didn't hesitate when the opportunity
to become involved with the café
Diana moved to Cowichan Valley as a child,
she is an avid sailor and has participated
in many yacht races including a round
trip race to Maui. Diana loves her new
role in the café as a manager which
has been quite the life style change.
After spending 30 years in dentistry we
will have to forgive her when she reminds
our guests to floss after their meal.
Gord has been living in the Cowichan
Valley since 1986 and has owned a number
of successful businesses from Sooke to
Campbell River. When he is not at work
you will find him looking snazzy on one
of our many local golf courses or enjoying
life out on his boat.
Gord has been one of the owners of Genoa
Bay Café for many years. He always
meets and greets our guests with a warm
and hearty welcome. Gord has an amazing
memory for names and occasions in our
guests' lives, and he knows how to make
each and every one feel special. Add in
a quick wit, and a wealth of food &
beverage knowledge, and you will know
why so many of our loyal diners choose
Born and raised in the Cowichan Valley,
Gord has over 35 years of experience in
the hospitality industry. Previously,
Gord worked as Bar Manager at the Galaxy
Cabaret and Travelodge Silverbridge Inn.
He has now been with Genoa Bay Café
since 2007, as both a manager and owner.
Gord is very proud of the success of the
restaurant, and considers Genoa Bay Café
to be the Cowichan Valley's best 'on the
water' dining experience!
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Dustin
started in the restaurant industry at
the young age of 13. Working as an apprentice
at the Oak Bay Marina, Dustin quickly
learned his craft for fine dining from
some of the top island chefs.
Dustin moved to the Cowichan Valley 5
years ago when he joined Genoa Bay Cafe
as a First Cook. When the opportunity
presented itself, Dustin moved up as Executive
Chef and smoothly transitioned into the
role with creativity, an eye for detail
- all with a calm, relaxed manner.
Dustin's interests outside the restaurant
include spending time on the Cowichan
river with his family and dogs. To keep
active he enjoys self defense, golf, and
hockey and previously played lacrosse
for Victoria-Esquimalt Lacrosse Association
for 15 years.
Dustin works very hard to ensure guest
satisfaction and we are privileged to
have him as part of the Genoa Bay team.
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