The Pointe at Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn Announces New Restaurant Manager

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Tofino, BC | The Pointe Restaurant at Wickaninnish Inn is pleased to announce the appointment of Annette Rawlinson as Restaurant Manager. Beginning December 3, 2018, Annette will join forces with Wickaninnish Inn Food and Beverage Director and Sommelier, Ike Seaman, to oversee the front of house operations at The Pointe Restaurant, a unique fine dining experience on Canada’s west coast.

With over 30 years of passion and experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Annette brings a sophisticated skill set to the role. She has previously held positions at C Restaurant, 900 West, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Bacchus Restaurant at Wedgewood Hotel (also a member of Relais & Chateaux). After opening her own business as a restaurant consultant in 2004, Annette focused on refining front of house operations, assisting businesses such as Bistro Wagon Rouge, Chambar and Hy’s Steakhouse Toronto.

Annette’s experience goes beyond running a restaurant; she was Dining Room Instructor at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and is a member and past president of the prestigious invitational women’s organization, Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter, where she works with “women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education, scholarship and philanthropy.”

In 2000, Annette was awarded the “Vancouver Magazine Premier Crew Outstanding Service” designation, an award her Pointe Restaurant colleague, Ike Seaman, also earned in 2013. The Pointe Restaurant is known for providing exceptional fine dining experiences, and we look forward to seeing what the combined commitment for the highest levels of service from these two professionals will create.

The Pointe Restaurant Manager, Annette Rawlinson brings her incredible knowledge of hospitality and professionalism to the team, and will lead them in their mission to provide impeccable individualized experiences for each and every guest. “I’m excited for this opportunity to work with The Pointe Restaurant team to continually advance their level of service and attention to detail,” she says.

About the Wickaninnish Inn | Perched on the western edge of Vancouver Island, the Wickaninnish Inn is an iconic year-round destination. Combining elegant accommodation and refined dining in spectacular natural surroundings, the Wickaninnish Inn is a haven on Vancouver Island’s wild and rugged coastline. A Relais & Châteaux property since 1997, the Wickaninnish Inn is owned and managed by the McDiarmid family of Tofino and is exclusively located on beautiful Chesterman Beach.

Each oceanfront guestroom is designed to AAA/CAA Five Diamond standards, welcoming guests with a beach or ocean viewscape, gas fireplace, soaker tub with view, local art and an individual balcony. The Pointe Restaurant boasts 240-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, and an innovative culinary program which supports local suppliers and sustainable harvesting practices. The award-winning Ancient Cedars Spa provides an exceptional menu of services to promote wellness and relaxation. For more information, please visit

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