The fine art of delivering an unparalleled guest experience is something that is deeply ingrained in JP Potters. He developed a taste for the hospitality industry at an early age while working in kitchens and soon transitioned to front-of-house roles, which afforded him the opportunity to nurture his appetite for service and wine.

After graduating from the University of Toronto, JP set out to work in top restaurants in North America in beyond. Three years in Whistler saw stops at iconic Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar and Val d’Isere restaurant, where an appreciation for wine took root. Living in Melbourne, Australia for almost five years, JP worked as sommelier at The Park Hyatt’s Radii restaurant and subsequently relaunched The Botanical, both multi-award-winning institutions of gastronomy and wine.

Upon returning to Canada, JP made stops at Susur, Splendido, The Spoke Club and finally George Restaurant as General Manager, completing 12 years of training in highly creative, demanding, award-winning restaurants. Most recently the West Coast called him to Vancouver, where he is proud to continue to develop top restaurant properties.

“Joining the team at Boulevard represents the culmination of many years of training and hospitality focus,” he says. “I am excited about working with such a wonderful group of people’

JP brings to Boulevard not only an abiding passion for providing superior customer service and connecting with his guests but a deep knowledge of New and Old-World wines and a desire to help mould and mentor up-and-coming industry professionals. In 2018, JP helped pace his front-of-house team at Boulevard to a gold-medal finish in the Best Upscale category at the 29th annual edition of the prestigious Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.