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our f.i.n.e. TEAM

stirring up a fabulous, interesting, new experience


Erryn shephard

Founder & Chef

After achieving her Canadian Red Seal and working in local area restaurants, Erryn set her sights on West Virginia. Erryn appreciates that The Little Inn sent her down for a culinary holiday.

She was accepted into the Greenbrier Apprentice Programme, under the leadership of CMC Hartmut Handke. Upon graduation, she remained in White Sulphur Springs for one more year and then had the privilege of working in Dallas under CMC Victor Gielisse. She then moved to Columbus, Ohio and held the position of Pastry and Sous Chef at the Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Powell.

Although she experienced a world of culinary knowledge, she returned to Grand Bend working at Oakwood Resort Golf, Spa & Conference Centre as Sous Chef, and then taking over the position of Chef at the Old Lakeview Cafe.

Having gone a full circle, realizing her dream of opening up F.I.N.E. A Restaurant in the summer of 2005, life is good!




Ben Sandwith, from the Grand Bend area, received his training through the local culinary institute. Upon graduation, he worked at the Oakwood Resort Golf, Spa & Conference Centre and has held Sous Chef positions in the area. He then moved to New York where he worked at "7" in Manhattan and Ilo, under executive Chef Rick Lakkonnen (Ex River Cafe).

Coming back to take the helm as the chef at F.I.N.E. A Restaurant  - his goal is to maintain the high standards which he learned while he was in New York.


Currently on Hiatus


Hamish MccALL

Hamish is from the Toronto area, started his cooking career in 2008, and has been at F.I.N.E. A Restaurant since 2013. His other interests lie in pastry and baking work. He is a well-rounded Chef, loved by all. 



Susan has been in the restaurant industry for over two decades. She has worked at many fine dining establishments throughout her career, spanning from Vancouver to Victoria, and now in the beautiful Grand Bend. She maintains a welcoming and caring environment for all of our customers. She is a great pleasure to have as our dining room manager.


haricot vert aka haro

in loving memory

Hari was the MVP of F.I.N.E. operations. He played many roles at our establishment, ranging from team mascot, clean-up crew, food critic, and Grand Bend's heartthrob.

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