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Our Team

Meet the Whiskey Teller Team

Zachary Blease

Head Chef

Zachary Blease

“Food is better shared with others, and I bring my love of food to share with you all.”

Zach’s love of travel has led him many places, but ever since he made the snap decision to follow his friend and mentor to Annapolis Royal, he has finally found a place that keeps calling him back.

Zach’s career started fresh out of college learning the basics at a private golf course in Ontario. After switching kitchens, he met Chef Chris Pyne and the two became fast friends. When Chris became Chef de Cuisine for Michael & Marions where Zachary was working, he started his rise as Chris’ right hand man. After working together for a number of years, and finding out that there was so much opportunity out in Annapolis opening a new fine dining restaurant, Zachary made the decision to move out here, if only for a little while.

Now after a year and a half, he has found not just a career, but a home. “… There’s something about the valley that makes you fall in love, something that makes you want to stop, stay, and live a while…” and is looking forward to his chance and opportunity to bring something new, and something great, to the town. “I envision Whiskey Teller to be a hub for the area. A place people can meet, whether it’s for a date, a party, reuniting with long lost friends, or just celebrating a nice Wednesday. The valley has brought me a love of life, and I want to share it with you all.”

Zachary is looking forward to bringing a new twist on pub food to the town, and build not just a restaurant but a community space for all.

Whiskey Teller Team

Gavin Robichaud

Head Bartender

Gavin has worn many hats and called many places home. But after a short stint acting as a bar consultant at our sister restaurant, Founders House, he quickly became part of the family, which wasn’t too hard considering he and Chef Chris are cousins!

Gavin fell immediately in love with Annapolis Royal and the ethos of Founders House. “It’s really a wonderfully diverse part of the world when you consider the amount of beer, wine and spirits that are produced locally” He proudly states calling Nova Scotia his new home. His experience comes from the busy hustle of Sydney and South Australia’s Adelaide surrounded by famous wine regions like the Borassa Valley. It was here his love of wine peaked working at fine dining establishments Windy Point and the Red Oaker.

His time in Toronto is where he learned to love spirits and refine his palate for cocktails at Toronto’s Soho House. In his 5 years spent in Toronto he helped to open numerous establishments like The Good Son and Belfast Love to name a few. Now calling Annapolis Royal home he aims to continue to make every drink at Founders House, you’ll more often see his smiling face behind the bar here at Whiskey Teller. 

Gavin Robichaud

Zachary Blease

Head Chef

Zachary

“Food is better shared with others, and I bring my love of food to share with you all.”

Zach’s love of travel has led him many places, but ever since he made the snap decision to follow his friend and mentor to Annapolis Royal, he has finally found a place that keeps calling him back.

Zach’s career started fresh out of college learning the basics at a private golf course in Ontario. After switching kitchens, he met Chef Chris Pyne and the two became fast friends. When Chris became Chef de Cuisine for Michael & Marions where Zachary was working, he started his rise as Chris’ right hand man. After working together for a number of years, and finding out that there was so much opportunity out in Annapolis opening a new fine dining restaurant, Zachary made the decision to move out here, if only for a little while.

Now after a year and a half, he has found not just a career, but a home. “… There’s something about the valley that makes you fall in love, something that makes you want to stop, stay, and live a while…” and is looking forward to his chance and opportunity to bring something new, and something great, to the town. “I envision Whiskey Teller to be a hub for the area. A place people can meet, whether it’s for a date, a party, reuniting with long lost friends, or just celebrating a nice Wednesday. The valley has brought me a love of life, and I want to share it with you all.”

Zachary is looking forward to bringing a new twist on pub food to the town, and build not just a restaurant but a community space for all.

Gavin Robichaud

Head Bartender

Gavin

Gavin has worn many hats and called many places home. But after a short stint acting as a bar consultant at our sister restaurant, Founders House, he quickly became part of the family, which wasn’t too hard considering he and Chef Chris are cousins!

Gavin fell immediately in love with Annapolis Royal and the ethos of Founders House. “It’s really a wonderfully diverse part of the world when you consider the amount of beer, wine and spirits that are produced locally” He proudly states calling Nova Scotia his new home. His experience comes from the busy hustle of Sydney and South Australia’s Adelaide surrounded by famous wine regions like the Borassa Valley. It was here his love of wine peaked working at fine dining establishments Windy Point and the Red Oaker.

His time in Toronto is where he learned to love spirits and refine his palate for cocktails at Toronto’s Soho House. In his 5 years spent in Toronto he helped to open numerous establishments like The Good Son and Belfast Love to name a few. Now calling Annapolis Royal home he aims to continue to make every drink at Founders House, you’ll more often see his smiling face behind the bar here at Whiskey Teller. 

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The Whiskey Teller is a special place and we will need special people to help us make experiences here great!

If you believe you can be one of those key members, email us with your resume and a cover letter telling us why you want to join the Whiskey Teller family.

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