About us


A few words about the Palms, Cocktail Lounge, and Hideaway Wine Bar

About us

Chef Kevin has been in the kitchen leading a variety of restaurants for 20 years.  Chef Kevin graduated from the Okanagan Culinary College and completed his apprenticeship at Michelin Starr Thaillevant, and in Milan in Italy at Milanos Trattoria. Kevin’s first Executive Chef job was running Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club where he hosted the LPGA Canadian Open in 2000 and then again in 2010. Kevin then opened up his own Italian restaurant Olives in Calgary. In 2015 Kevin became the Corporate Chef of the Great Estate Wine Group heading up 5 premier Okanagan Wineries including Canadas first Aboriginal-owned winery Nkmip Cellars. When asked Kevin said his greatest attribute was raising his son Oakley while developing his chef career, and getting married last year to his lovely wife Ashley, who you can find serving in our dining room or shaking a cocktail in our lounge. 

” We had our company dinner tonight at least 20 people. We all got our food together, hats off to all the staff . The chef is awesome. “

Open since 2020

Cocktail Lounge, Dining Room, or Wine Bar

The Palms Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge, and new Hideaway Wine Bar make up the dining experience downtown Victoria.


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