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Meet Executive Chef, Shaun Snelling

It was a part-time job while attending high school that sparked Shaun Snelling’s interest in the culinary arts. West Vancouver’s Salmon House on the Hill gave him a place and platform to explore his creativity and share his talent with hungry patrons. Upon graduation he chose to pursue an engineering degree but after a brief stint at BCIT he found himself drawn back to the galley. To develop his craft and set the course for a passion-driven career, Shaun transferred to the Dubrulle International Culinary Arts program at the Art Institute of Vancouver in 2004.  

His years as Sous Chef at CRU Restaurant enabled him to further realize his personal cooking style before returning to the West side as Chef de Cuisine under the mentorship of Chef Wayne Martin of the upscale eatery, Fraiche.

His career has since taken him through many renowned kitchens such as Bin 941/942 and the Opus Hotel and given him entrepreneurial opportunities such as owning a sandwich shop, working as a private chef, and gourmet catering. More recently Shaun has worked with some of Canada’s top chefs and impressed palates as the Executive Chef at The West Coast Fishing Club and Executive Sous Chef at Tofino Resort and Marina.


As recently appointed Executive Chef, Shaun brings to the Long Beach Lodge Resort his love for fine dining. By adding a touch of West Coast flair to every dish, highlighting local seasonal ingredients and applying classic techniques, he aims to maintain the high quality experience guests have grown to know and love. With Chef Snelling’s distinct influence, the Great Room will continue to be a place you can discover inspired dishes and creative flavours of the coast.  

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Updated June 2018

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"Impeccable Service"
Five stars for the staff at the restaurant in the lodge! We were excited to surf and lounge on the patio however the patio was closed. The staff inside was incredibly generous and brought us drinks and food outside. Cannot say enough nice things :)
"Heaven on the Pacific"
If you have not stayed at Long Beach Lodge, you need to get your reservation soon. It is on a stunning piece of property on Cox Bay, Vancouver island. It has everything we could ever ask for- a cosy comfortable and beautifully equipped facility, with a fantastic dining room, excellent service in every way, and staff members who never cease to inspire us with their efficient work and fascinating life experiences and personalities. As you enter the Lodge property, you are greeted by the ever ebullient Sylvia, who ensures that you are a guest, and in the right place. The front desk staff, and restaurant staff are affable, informed, and skilled at their jobs. The housekeeping staff, like delightful Wivine from Kenya, are unobtrusively generous and eager to help in any way they can. And if you are a surfer, or want to be, everything you need is present - boards, suits, instruction, a surf bar and shop, and most importantly, relentless surf. My challenge is- go now and see if you are ready to return before you leave. We always have had that experience. It is a gem!
"Best holiday ever!"
We absolutely loved Long Beach Lodge. We travelled with 2 dogs and they were treated as part of our family. Fabulous location. Great food. Great staff. Highly recommend this resort for any getaway.
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