Born on North Vancouver island as a four generation born and raised islander, James grew up collecting and cooking foods from the beaches and forest around him on regular family outings.
This installed a great understanding of local food, community and togetherness. After becoming a Red Seal Chef in
1994, he moved to Victoria where he was able to work at some Victoria’s food and beverage staples, including heading the openings of The Penny Farthing, Irish Times and the Yates St Taphouse.
Since moving to the area Chef James patiently waited to be a part of the Crooked Goose team, to join in providing the
neighbourhood with great food, warm greetings and a genuine effort towards great guest experience.
Carolann joined the team at Crooked Goose Bistro in June 2020 after 3 years of working at our sister restaurant Heron Rock Bistro. Carolann has been working in the hospitality industry for 15 years and has an immense passion for it.
Carolann is originally from Deer Lake, Newfoundland and is a big supporter of community and about keeping things local. Back home in Newfoundland, food is the thing that brings people together and she is so excited to see that come to fruition at the Crooked Goose.
Carolann enjoys great food, great drinks and great people. She is thrilled to be involved on this new adventure!
Assistant General Manager
Andrew Moffatt was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
His first introduction to food and hospitality was at his grandparents who were operating a Bed and Breakfast in
St. Boniface. Homemade ice cream, jams, baking, big family dinners on Sunday nights, with interesting people from all over the world, became the foundation for his passion for hospitality.
The family moved to the Fraser Valley in 1990 where Andrew embarked on his own food and beverage journey by taking a job with a little company named McDonald's.
Connecting people with quality food and beverage was the driving force behind opening Heron Rock Bistro in 2005.
Seven years later an opportunity at the corner of Wilkinson and Interurban led to Crooked Goose Bistro opening it’s doors in November 2012.
To this day it is the People, the incredible food and phenomenal local beverage scene that make Crooked Goose and Heron Rock places where people continue to come together.
Cheers to that!