With a new consumer focus shifted to all things wine, Diane introduces a specialty wine accessory shop within the Bank Street location, after graduating from the Algonquin Sommelier Program in 2000. Diane and Pierre become an official sponsor of the CA Paradis Wine Lab at Algonquin College, where Diane was an active member of the educational team. CA Paradis would become the leaders in all things wine and were pioneers in high end wine cellar design service to both wine loving connoisseurs, and Ottawa’s emerging fine dining restauranteurs.
Candace Sutcliffe joins the team in 2005, and drives a new era of growth by rebranding the retail segment, The Chef’s Paradise. Her love of all things gourmet paves the way to her becoming part of our current ownership team, and a regular patron in the Ottawa food and beverage scene.