Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa continues to expand its management team and expertise as part of its relentless focus to offer authentic experiences and creative, contemporary Nova Scotia cuisine.

The Pines welcomes unique culinary flavours to its renowned menus in May 2023, with the addition of new Executive Chef, Dan Vichittharong. Chef Dan has traveled from coast-to-coast, where he has served most recently as Executive Chef, Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, Okanagan Valley, Penticton, British Columbia. A graduate of George Brown College and a Red Seal Chef, he has worked in Copenhagen, Vancouver, Toronto and other areas throughout Ontario. Chef Dan moves his family to Digby, and takes the reins from long-time Pines’ Executive Chef, Dale Nichols who retired this spring.

Digby Pines is also welcoming Laura Porter as the new Pastry Chef. Best known in Halifax for her breads and pastry creations at the Old Apothecary Bakery & Café, Laura is a creative force and has recently published a speciality cookbook, Foraging for Carbs.

“We look forward to Chef Dan and Laura continuing our tradition for fine food and inspiring the Pines’ menus with fresh approaches and tastes,” said The Pines’ Vice President, Resort Operations, Charles Otter. “They join a culinary team dedicated to the very best of guest experiences.”

Open year-round for the first time in its 90 plus year history, Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa is excited to offer enticing events for 12 months of the year, and welcomes Event Manager, Nicola Vance-Lousada to the challenge. Nicola joins us most recently from Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal and brings decades of events management experience in the United Kingdom.

As the team at the Pines continues to grow, Catherine (Cathy) Rodgers has joined as Executive Housekeeper. She has worked for two decades with major hotel brands in Nova Scotia and brings an acute eye for detail to her new position.

Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa is preparing for a strong summer and fall season. “We are diligently working to bolster our dedicated team with people who bring to us different experiences and talents,” Managing Partner, Glenn Squires said. “With team members from diverse backgrounds plus the addition of Nova Scotia Community College hospitality students onsite in the fall of 2023, we will continue to build on our four pillars of authentic experiences, contemporary Nova Scotia food and beverage, health and wellness and sustainability.”