Meet the team
Our dynamic and experienced staff and award-winning chefs keep our Vancouver restaurant at the top of its game. Find out what makes our people tick.
Josef Weichinger embodies the Four Seasons spirit, going that extra mile to exceed guest expectations and delivering memorable moments both big and small to our guests.
Josef loves the hospitality industry having grown up living and working in a hotel his family owned in Austria. During his travels to Canada, Josef fell in love with both the province of British Columbia, and his now wife Annie, whom he met while working at Sparkling Hills Resort in Vernon. Josef and Annie have two children and spend their downtime enjoying the great outdoors – an experience Josef likens to his childhood in the Alps.
Josef is a huge fan of YEW’s sustainable seafood menus, teamed up with a delicious wine pick selected by YEW Sommelier Adam Mayhew. Josef is excited to put his stamp on YEW projects and is looking forward to adding energy to the bar program.
When Josef needs to hit the reset button, he does something many of us can only imagine. He jumps out of an airplane! Living truly in the moment of pure, heart-pumping adrenaline provides an exhilarating perspective on life and self.
As sommelier at YEW seafood + bar, Adam Mayhew loves to put people and wine together. A graduate of the sommelier program at Ecole Hoteliere des Laurentides in Saint-Adele, Quebec, Adam is trilingual – speaking the languages of French, English and Wine. “I love working with guests to find the best wine they are comfortable with,” he says.
Born in Ottawa, Adam has lived and worked in hospitality centres such as Whistler, Mont Tremblant and Penticton. Some of his most memorable life experiences involve time spent with wine and celebrities such as professional freeskier and alpine racer, Jon Olsson. Adam once taught Alicia Keys how to open a bottle saber of Champagne.
While his fantasy job is being “up to my neck in grapes in a vineyard,” Adam feels he’s found his niche at Yew. He thrives on the atmosphere of the hospitality industry, fuelled by the adrenaline-rush of working hard to meet the needs of guests, and he values the camaraderie of his equally committed colleagues.
On days off, Adam relishes a run by the ocean. “I love to watch the boats come in while jogging on the sea wall,” he says.
YEW Sales Manager
YEW Sales Manager
Guests planning a private get-together or corporate event will appreciate the sophisticated flare of YEW seafood + bar’s private dining experiences. Vibrant cuisine, creative cocktails and well-matched wines blend with the infectious buzz of the see-and-be-seen room. Enter, Brielle Wong, YEW Sales Manager. Her Four Seasons career spans an impressive amount of years and experience in a variety of roles. Brielle’s passion is to create memorable experiences for YEW guests, sharing in their special moments and taking YEW’s event portfolio to a new level.
By offering fresh and innovative dining experiences – for groups from ten to sixty-five in YEW’s diverse event spaces – Brielle brings warmth, fun and creativity to her work. Having grown up in a food-focused household with a chef and restaurateur as her father, Brielle’s life has long centred around the dining table, with seasonal ingredients and local seafood as major staples. “YEW embodies the west coast both in its culinary offerings and through the social service of style that brings people together over great food, great drinks, great company and a successful shared vision,” says Brielle.
When not setting the table at YEW, Brielle can be found exploring the city’s parks, trails and unique neighbourhoods with her young daughter and husband, enjoying the occasional treat of piping hot, thin, crispy, salty french fries.
To plan your private event at YEW, contact Brielle.