RauDZ | About Us
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Chef / Co-Owner

Chef Rod Butters

Long before it became ``trendy`` to serve regional food, Rod has always been committed to this effort.

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Audrey Surrao

Audrey holds Level 3 certification by WSET an internationally recognized wine and spirits certification authority.

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Executive Director of Operations, RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd.

Bernard Casavant

An industry icon

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Chef de Cuisine, RauDZ Regional Table

Chris Braun

Chris Braun, formerly Chef de Cuisine at RauDZ Creative Concepts' micro bar & bites was appointed Chef de Cuisine at RauDZ Regional Table in August 2018.

Braun began his cooking career at RauDZ Regional Table, later acting as opening chef for another restaurant in Kelowna, then taking time for an Advanced Salumi course in Italy and eventually finding his way back to the RCC family taking the helm at micro bar & bites. In addition to his new role at RauDZ Regional Table, he is also a member of Culinary Team BC. Culinary Team BC is a group of talented BC-based chefs who represent the province as its culinary ambassadors at competitions around the world. Braun, a father of two, is active in the community volunteering his time with the Chefs in the Classroom – edible education program sharing his passion for food with Grade 3 students in the community.

Chef de Cuisine, RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd.

James Hanna

James has a long history of working with Chef Butters. Following his apprenticeship in White Rock he was sous chef for Fresco becoming Chef de Cuisine when Fresco morphed into the more fine casual dining RauDZ Regional Table. He recently returned to RauDZ from Newfoundland after a number of years honing his skills at other restaurants, competing in numerous competitions and learning about east coast food. He has literally eaten and cooked his way across the country. He has also been part of 7 culinary teams that have competed in Gold Medal Plates.

Restaurant Manager, RauDZ Regional Table

Melanie Kronbauer

Managing RauDZ Regional Table is Melanie Kronbauer. Kronbauer recently returned to the Okanagan after years spent working in restaurants in Dublin, Ireland, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born and raised in Vernon she could not longer resist the pull to return to the valley and recently returned to Kelowna and is now the smiling face greeting the RauDZ guests each evening.

Who We Are

A Bit About Us

To see the backbone of RauDZ Regional Table, you only have to look as far as the kitchen where, behind the clear glass and stainless steel, a talented group of cooks put out hundreds of dishes on a daily basis.

Their work begins early in the day, with prep and carries on until well after the last guest leaves.

Talented, and hard-working, the staff in the kitchen are able to successfully carry out Chef Butter’s vision and their impact on the success of the restaurant cannot be understated.

Next time you come in, look behind the frosted glass and see Canada’s next top chefs.

Chef Butters along with Chef de Cuisine Chris Braun ensure only the best is served.

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  • Chef Rod Butters
  • Audrey Surrao
  • Our Food Community
  • Chef Bernard Casavant

RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd own/operate four restaurants in the Okanagan Valley including micro bar • bites only steps away from RauDZ Regional Table and Sunny’s Modern Diner around the corner on Bernard Avenue.  Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ is located in Oliver.