Bread & Butter is a Vancouver Island based peer-driven collective aimed at providing resources and tools to hospitality based business owners in B.C. for improved levels of performance, peer accountability, learning & growth, political advocacy along with guidelines for operating businesses and managing lifestyles that are meaningful and lasting.

We believe that the hospitality industry has not been working for all stakeholders for a long time and that the cracks have been blown wide open by the COVID-19 crises leaving most business owners struggling to survive and concerned about the future. We can work together to develop a better way forward with the creation of a progressive community committed to wholistic improvement as our foundation.

 Together we can work to make significant change to our industry and our lives.




To foster the long-term growth and sustainability of a healthy independent hospitality community that provides fair return on investment for owners, viable compensation for our valued employees, admired company cultures and community engagement.




Independent, locally owned food & beverage businesses – restaurant, café, producer, grower, craft brewery, distillery and/or winery operation

Those wanting to run a more successful, profitable and lasting business

Business owners keen to share openly – about their business, new ideas, solutions, findings, successes and failures

Only those willing to adhere to the Bread & Butter organizational tenets

Owners striving to follow Human Resource best practices including building an admired culture and improving overall compensation for their people – enhancing wage/salary guidelines, offering extended health benefits, etc.

Owners wanting to lessen the environmental impact of their business

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Founding members represent a cross section of

high-quality, local, independent owner-operators and include owners of 2% Jazz, Pizzeria Prima Strada,

Hey Happy, Bodega/Tapa Bar, Foo/Part & Parcel, Zambri’s/Big Wheel Burger, Roast/La Pizza & La Pasta, Table Nine Coaching, and representatives from Camosun College’s Culinary Program.

Membership is open to local, independent hospitality and related business owners wanting to participate in an openly supportive group of like-minded operators sharing ideas, finding solutions and improving the quality of both our businesses and the industry.