staff3His favourite part of the restaurant business is that no two days are ever the same. He says you have to be comfortable with organized chaos while feeding a strong passion for food. Neil and his wife Shelley have six children, four boys and two girls, so you know he has lots of practice living a chaotic lifestyle.

As Owner/Operator of 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar, Neil credits his career good fortune to the people he has worked with from the early days in a fast food outlet to his current passion for casual fine dining. His more than 25 years in the industry have taken him on a journey through restaurants in Salmon Arm, Kelowna and now West Kelowna.

And, speaking of journeys, his beloved New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1928, 1933, 1940 and 1994 – 54 years between #3 and #4. Neil’s hoping it won’t take another 54 years for the next one.


Phone: 250-768-3133