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Meet Our New General Manager

19 Okanagan Grill + Bar is entering a new era. We are proud to announce that Jacquelle Amado is now leading our team as General Manager. With Neil focusing on expansion at 19 Bistro @ Fitz, there is no one better suited to elevate and enhance the experience of 19 Okanagan. She has been with the restaurant for 8 years, and in that time has truly shown herself as a leader.

Jacquelle understands and embodies the core values that are at the heart of 19’s success. She is passionate about maintaining a service experience that is welcoming and attentive, ensuring that guests are presented with an inspired menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. No matter the occasion, a milestone anniversary or simply a Tuesday night with friends, she will go above and beyond to ensure that your experience is memorable.

Have a dietary concern? She very literally wrote the book on allergies at 19 Okanagan. Utilizing her education in holistic nutrition, Jacquelle has put an emphasis on inclusive dining. Regardless of your dietary needs, our service team is well equipped to find options that will work for you because of the knowledge provided by Jacquelle. She has taken our commitment to celiac friendly dining and expanded upon it, so no diner gets left behind.

Her smile lights up the dining room, while her air of grace and ease never falter. Utterly impressive, especially when you consider her immaculate awareness of each aspect of the restaurant. Her attention to detail is unparalleled, and yet she is fully present as she creates lasting relationships with diners.

Jacquelle finds solace in her garden and in her family when she is not at 19. She is raising her daughter Makenna to be a truly wonderful young woman, creative and kind just like her mom. Jacquelle doesn’t just cultivate rewarding dining experiences, she is often overwhelmed during harvest by the bounty of her tomato and zucchini plants, herbs and chilli’s.

We are excited to see what new joys Jacquelle introduces to 19 Okanagan in the coming year, and many more after.  She has stood out as pivotal to our successes thus far, and we are proud to see her lead the way. Endlessly grateful and always impressed, 19 is absolutely better because of her.