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60 Mill Road
Wakefield, Quebec
Canada, J0X 3G0

Telephone: (819) 459-1838
Toll free: (888) 567-1838
Fax: (819) 459-1697

 

Our Team

Robert Milling & Lynn Berthiaume - Innkeepers

Bob and Lynn are long time residents of the area and the proud parents of Gabriel and Luc, both in their early teens. Lynn, originally from Ottawa, and Bob, an import from the remote northwestern Ontario town of Sioux Lookout, began the rebirth of the Wakefield Mill from an abandoned, vacant site in 1997. Four years, and a lifetime of learning later, Bob and Lynn opened the Mill and as newly-minted “innkeepers”, greeted their first guests on May 4, 2001.

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Che Chartrand - Executive Chef

M. Chartrand brings more than 20 years' experience in fine and contemporary restaurants to his role, including as opening Chef de Cuisine at Gezellig in Ottawa's Westboro community, which was voted one of Canada's top 35 restaurants by En Route magazine in 2013.  Prior to his term at Gezellig, Chartrand was proprietor and chef at Chez Eric restaurant in Wakefield, Québec where he specialized in regional cuisine.  He has also cooked for many of the Ottawa region's top restaurants, including Beckta's, Les Fougères and Par-fyum. In addition to his extensive background in the hospitality industry, Chartrand was named as one of the "Best Chefs You've Never Heard Of" in 2007 by Ottawa Magazine.  He participated with Beckta's Stephen Vardy in "Eat Drink Canada" (2005) in New York City to promote Canadian food and wine.  With a passion for Asian, French and Italian styles of cooking, he respects tradition but also embraces innovation, and is passionate about sourcing food from ethically and environmentally conscious suppliers.

Stéphane Briand – Spa Manager

Born and raised in Wakefield, Stéphane began working in the restaurant business at the age of 20 while completing the Hotel and Restaurant Management course at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Stéphane started at the Wakefield Mill Inn shortly after its opening in 2001 and has been an integral player at the Inn ever since. Stéphane is integral to the Mill team and throughout the years, has taken on many roles, including Guest Services Manager and Director of Operations, and today he manages the Mills’ very successful Spa. Extension 102

François Létourneau – Director of  operations

A native of Montreal, François caught the hospitality bug during a two-year stay in London, England. In May 2006, François earned his diploma of Hospitality Management from l’Institut de Tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec. In the years that followed, François acquired his experience in large city hotels including the Delta Centre-Ville, the Montréal Marriott Château Champlain, and the Ritz Carlton in Central Park New York City. François joined the Mill team in June 2010 as Director of Guest Services embracing the opportunities and challenges that come with delivering outstanding service in a country Inn. Extension 110


Anthony Mason - Maître d'hôtel

Anthony Mason comes to the Mill with more than nineteen years' experience in the hospitality industry, most recently with Chateau Vaudreil Hotel & Suites where he served as Maitre D' of Banqueting and before that, as Director of Sales and Assistant Food and Beverage Director. Previously, he worked as Restaurant Manager at Restaurant Rube Excellence in Rigaud and as Food and Beverage Director at Golf St-Raphaël in L'Île Bizard. When it comes to organizing the complexities of the busy hospitality environment, Anthony is most at home – conferring with guests, planning with organizers, meeting suppliers and briefing staff – ensuring that no detail is too small or unimportant for the success of the venture. He is a hands-on team leader who encourages pride and excellence in the workplace and in transcending the customer experience. We are most fortunate to have Anthony on our team. Extension 125.

Linda Pearson – Head housekeeper

Linda Pearson is the Gouvernante at the Wakefield Mill. She moved to Wakefield in 1974, when her parents bought the Chateau Pearson Hotel, known today as the infamous Black Sheep Inn. Linda has worked in the industry ever since and has been with the Mill from the beginning in 2001. She is very proud to be a part of such a great team. Linda’s eye for detail is second to none and it is because of this and her team’s dedication that they receive such positive feedback from guests about the impeccable state and comfort of the hotel. Extension 117

Brigitte Emond – Meetings and Event Coordinator

Born and raised in a small village north of Wakefield called Lac Ste-Marie, Brigitte has been working in the hotel industry for 30 years. In 2005, Brigitte started at the Mill as a front desk agent and through hard work and dedication, she became the Meeting and Events Coordinator where she works today. Since taking on this roll, Brigitte has successfully coordinated meetings for such high profile guests as Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and Mexico Secretariat of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa to name but a few. Brigitte enjoys the Mill’s family-oriented approach to the workplace and is looking forward to many more years at the Mill. Extension 106


Rémi-Paul Duval –Senior Sous-Chef

Rémi-Paul Duval has nourished a passion for gastronomy for more than 14 years, including 11 in fine cuisine. Recipient of numerous culinary prizes, including the prestigious Gold Medal at the Olympiades québécoises de la formation professionnelle et technique, Rémi has pursued innovation under different hats, including that of seasoned Head Chef. Rémi was chef at le Tartuffe in Gatineau for eight years prior to joining the Mill in October 2009. Rémi continues to hone his creativity and to pursue his passion for the culinary arts with the Wakefield Mill team. Extension 104

 

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