Steve Edwards brings a sterling reputation as a consummate host and accomplished sommelier to his role as General Manager of Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio’s newest location in West Vancouver’s Ambleside neighbourhood.
He built his impressive resume with stops as manager, sommelier and wine director at some of the West Coast’s most acclaimed restaurants including Vancouver’s CinCin Ristorante and Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar and Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar and Bearfoot Bistro. He also served a key operations role overseeing a number of establishments under the Viaggio Hospitality Group’s family of restaurants before overseeing the front-of-house operations at Ancora Ambleside in 2019.
A graduate of the international Sommelier Guild and a certified Specialist of Spirits, Edwards strives to enhance the guest experience by providing his genuine warmth, innate knowledge of wine and knack for creating lasting impressions. His front-of-house track record in the hospitality industry was recognized when he was singled out as Manager of the Year at the 2016 edition of the annual Golden Owl Hospitality Awards.
“Ancora Ambleside affords me an excellent opportunity to employ a very specific recipe for success I have developed over the years, which involves a harmony of inspired cuisine, a distinctive-yet-accessible wine list, exemplary service and a warm, inviting atmosphere,” says Edwards.