Chef Rod Butters
Terrafina by Raudz at Hester Creek
It was an injured arm that got Rod Butters wielding a knife instead of heading off on a baseball scholarship in America. After working with the highly regarded Four Seasons Hotel group, Chateau Whistler Resort and Pacific Palisades Hotel Vancouver Rod went on to open the world famous Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino as Chef de Cuisine and attained the internationally recognized Relais & Chateaux designation for the Inn’s Pointe restaurant. Rod’s commitment to establishing regional BC cuisine has earned him international respect and in 2007 his peers inducted Rod into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. Rod is a member of the Canadian Culinary Foundation and has earned the WCC designation recognizing international culinary excellence from the World Association of Chefs Societies. Rod is also past President of the Okanagan Chefs Association. Last summer Rod’s highly anticipated cookbook, Okanagan Table: The Art of Everyday Home Cooking was released. Rod’s portfolio of Kelowna area restaurants in his RauDZ Creative Concepts group include RauDZ, Micro Bar + Bites and the newest, Sunny’s Diner.