”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. Since joining Boulevard, JP has led the team to win numerous accolades, including frequent gold wins at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Canadian Culinary Championship wins in 2018 and 2020, and during his tenure the restaurant has climbed Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list to spot 24.

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.

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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.