Our Executive Chef Ron Gibb is a transplanted Scot. Born in St. Andrews, the home of golf, he now works at the Golf Club and guess what….he doesn’t golf!
Ron worked the first ten years of his career in Europe before moving to the West Coast where he has won numerous awards and medals in his field. He is a strong believer of using local produce as much as possible.
Interesting fact – Ron has cooked for Fidel Castro, President Jimmy Carter, numerous entertainers and the Royal family.
Another interesting fact – He once set the fire alarm off while cooking an omelet at an omelet station for Prime Minister Jean Chretien!
Event Coordinator (Wedding & Banquet)
Our Event Coordinator has been a member of our Food & Beverage team for 29 years. While getting a degree in Education at UBC Joni worked part time as our 10th tee kiosk gal when she 1st started, then moved into the Banquet department as a Banquet Server. From there she tried her hand as a Banquet Bartender and moved her way up to be a Banquet Captain before she was asked to be one of our Food & Beverage Managers.
For the last 20 years Joni has been our Event Coordinator and enjoys planning events of all styles for the variety of clientele we have at UGC. Joni has her WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits and enjoys learning about and tasting wines from around the world.
When not spending time working at UGC you will find Joni working on her fitness, traveling when time permits, golfing and spending quality time with family and friends. She looks forward to her 30th year as part of the UGC Food & Beverage Team! Cheers!
Food and Beverage Manager
Brandi-Lyn has been with the University Golf Club for over 7 years. Growing up in Ontario, Brandi traveled to BC in 2005 to complete a Bachelor of Human Kinetics Degree at UBC. During that time, she started at UGC as a Server in the Westward Ho Bar & Grill. After a couple of years, her role at the Golf Club transitioned to Assistant Food & Beverage Supervisor which led her to Food & Beverage Manager in November 2015. She is enjoying every minute of it, working alongside some pretty amazing co-workers!
In her spare time, it is most likely you will catch her on the golf course, running the seawall and enjoying everything BC has to offer! What else could you ask for!
Food and Beverage Manager
Originally from Banff, Alberta, Sue has been working in the hospitality industry for 33 years. She moved to Vancouver after a 6 year detour through Quebec and Ontario, and started at UGC in 1991 as a banquet bartender while studying International Relations at UBC. She stayed at the golf club after graduation and began shortly after as a Duty Manager, later becoming Banquet Manager, and now Food and Beverage Manager. When not working, Sue enjoys cooking and learning about wine.
Your satisfaction is our goal
Dear Joni, Edmundo and I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us. The wedding was more amazing that we imagined and it would not have been possible without you. Thank you for being so patient throughout our last minute planning and for supporting us every step of the way. It was truly a pleasure working and communicating with you. It was a dream wedding and we will cherish the memories we made at the University Golf Course for the rest of our lives. Sincerely, Lan & Edmundo
Hi Joni, Thank you so much for your help in my wedding. Thank you again! I really appreciate your help! Best regards, Phoebe (bride, October 2016)
Joni, Everything was amazing. The staff were great and everyone had a good time. Thanks for making this easy for Marty and I. Have a great Thanksgiving. Mrs Moore (Bride, October 2016)
Thanks for everything Joni! Everyone had a great time at the golf club – Lots of compliments on the food! Take care, Lyle & Pam (Groom & Bride, August 2016)
Hi Joni, Thank you for a wonderful event. We appreciate the help and service from all the staffing. The event turned out wonderful and we have been having some very pleasant feedback! Thank you, Sincerely, Tyler (Groom, August 2016)
Hi Joni, Thanks so much we were very happy with everything
Thank you Joni. It was perfect. Thank you for everything.
Hello Joni, Thank you for the warm wishes! We would like to express on our deepest appreciation for all the hard work you put in getting our special day organized. Everyone agreed it was great. Please also pass on our thanks to Maria and her crew. The event went without even the slightest problem and made the right decision early on to move the ceremony inside. We would not hesitate to come back to UGC to hold an event and will gladly recommend it to others. Thank you again!
Hi Joni, Thanks again for everything. We’re so glad we were lucky enough to have our wedding at UGC. You were wonderful. Wouldn’t change a thing and glad I chose UGC over the other 2 venues. It had the perfect indoor and outdoor wedding space, plus everyone I dealt with at the venue was very friendly. Special thanks to Joni! She was the main reason I booked UGC as I felt very comfortable with her and she was good with details. The contacts at the other venue I’ve been to were not quite at par with Joni.
The food was absolutely outstanding, and far exceeded our expectations. All of our guests complimented on the excellent quality and presentation of the food (most notably the perfectly cooked steak). Joni was efficient and professional in guiding us through the complicated event-planning process and made us feel special. We particularly appreciated the UGC’s tremendous flexibility in accommodating our (many of which last-minute) requests and immaculate attention to detail that were instrumental in making our wedding a success. The UGC’s professionalism and experience helped smooth out any of our snags significantly.