Alan Sacks
2023 - Industry Advisory Council

Alan Sacks

Before retiring Alan was the first Executive Director of the BCHF (2009-2016). He has been involved in the Hospitality Industry his entire professional career.  Firstly, in Hotel Management both In the UK and Canada.  In Canada  he managed 3 Hotels for Delta Hotels & Resorts and  ultimately became their Corporate Director of Food and Beverage. Since the early  90’s Alan has operated ABDM Enterprises a company focused on purchasing and procurement for the Hotel industry. He has taught in the Hospitality programme at Vancouver Community College and was involved for many years running the BC Hotels’ Association Charity Golf Tournament. Alan enjoys travel, playing golf and tennis and is the besotted grand father of two gorgeous granddaughters.
Trevor Kallies
2023 - Industry Advisory Council

Trevor Kallies

Since 2010, Trevor has been at the helm of the Bar & Beverage program at the Freehouse Collective (formerly Donnelly Group), overseeing the menus and profitability close to 20 locations around Vancouver & Toronto for beer, wine and cocktails. He has pioneered one of the strongest craft beer programs in Canada, created award winning cocktail lists and has been responsible for implementing company-wide training programs on service, product knowledge and cost of sales. In 2009, Trevor was part of founding of The Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association (CPBA). In 2011 Trevor joined the Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP) at the infamous Tales of the Cocktail in their first ever Tales on Tour in Vancouver. He has since been promoted to CAP Manager at the annual Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, where he helps manage a team of 60 global bartenders. In 2013, Trevor was elected the President of the BC Chapter of the CPBA and maintains that role today.
Kevin Neilson
2023 - Industry Advisory Council

Kevin Neilson

Kevin started working in Vista 18 at Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites when he first moved to Victoria in 2003. After leaving to hone his skills, he returned in 2007 as Food & Beverage Manager and never left. His passion for leadership and supporting his team has led him to his current role of Operations Manager, a positions he has held since 2015. Kevin has provided Victoria based support to the BCHF since 2012.
Ann Brydle
2023 - Industry Advisory Council

Ann Brydle

Ann is a dedicated industry professional with over 10 years of experience in liquor retail management, wine buying, and wine education. She is a WSET Diploma graduate and passionate advocate for BC’s private liquor industry. As ABLE BC’s Manager of Membership and Communication, Ann offers daily support and expert advice to industry members while helping to navigate complicated policies.