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About The Team

Waterfront Wines Chef Mark Filatow

Mark Filatow – Executive Chef & Sommelier

With over twenty years of experience, Mark Filatow represents the pinnacle of culinary excellence and is the driving force behind Waterfront Restaurant and Wine Bar. After graduating with honours from the Dubrulle Culinary Institute, Mark honed his culinary skills at some of the most prestigious restaurants in BC including Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn, Vancouver’s Bishops and Diva at the Met and Kelowna’s Fresco Restaurant.

In 2001 Mark was accepted into the coveted Sommelier Guild, making him one of the only chefs in Canada with this level of skill in food and wine pairing. By 2005 Mark’s culinary prowess was acknowledged by Enroute Magazine when they recognized Waterfront Restaurant & Wine Bar as one of Canada’s best new restaurants. With these awards and continual stream of industry accolades from Vancouver Magazine, The Calgary Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Eat Magazine and more, Mark still manages to keep his feet on the ground… and in the kitchen as Executive Chef/Sommelier of Waterfront Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Recent Accolades:

  • Western Living Magazine – “Top Foodies under 40″
  • Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
    “Gold” Best Restaurant in the Okanagan – 8 years running (2009 – 2016)
  • Southbrook Award for Food Day Canada – “Best Wine Paired Menu”
  • Recommended in Phaidon’s New Restaurant Guide “Where Chefs Eat”
  • Winner 2012 Vancouver Gold Medal Plates
  • Food Day Canada – University of Guelph, Good Food Innovation Award 2013 & 2014
Waterfront Wines Sarah Wallace

Sarah Wallace – Business and Events Manager

Sarah is the Business and Events Manager for Waterfront Wines and Details Catering. After completing her Hospitality Management Diploma at Okanagan College, Sarah gained invaluable hospitality experience during a tenure at the Epcot Theme Park in Disney World. Upon returning to BC, she spent six years as sales/event coordinator at award-winning Predator Ridge Golf Course, as well as six years at the Delta Grand Okanagan in food & beverage and conference services. Sarah has been at Waterfront/Details since early 2012 and absolutely loves her job. She truly enjoys working with people and her goal is to ensure that every event goes off without a hitch!