Going the distance and exceeding expectations.
Darrin DeRosa , your host at The Cedar House Chalets, was captured by the majestic mountains of British Columbia over 20 years ago. His strong passion for adventure matched with his natural hospitality is the foundation of this unique resort. Darrin has had a ‘hands on’ approach from the beginning, designing, building and furnishing all of the gorgeous chalets personally. When the opportunity for some personal time presents itself Darrin indulges in mountain culture and can usually be found biking in summer and skiing in winter. With plenty of experience as a guide in the area Darrin is a wealth of knowledge to guests looking to explore the land.
Dayna is the newest member of the Cedar House team. Originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, she has a rich background in hospitality and tourism. Although Dayna has not been a Golden resident for long her desire for adventure has already led her to many remote places and exciting experiences. If you require any advice or guidance about the ‘must do`s’ during your stay in Golden Dayna is always happy to help you plan your day trips.
Amy is the lead chalet attendant and the individual behind the immaculately kept chalets at The Cedar House. Her high standards and attention to detail ensure that each and every chalet is flawless for all guests. Amy has lived in Golden all her life and knows every hidden gem in the kootenays. If you see Amy around the property be sure to give her a wave of appreciation for her commitment to clean!
Chef Corey Fraser grew up in a Culinary/ Restaurant family in the small town of Wakefield PQ, where he learned at an early age that quality food was an essential ingredient to good living. As a child, he watched his mom prepare culinary masterpieces from scratch. His mom was an avid traveler and instilled in Corey the importance of experiencing the many diverse cuisines from around the globe. The kitchen at the Fraser house was always a culinary adventure.
In Corey’s early years he decided to follow in his mom’s footsteps and pursue a career in the culinary world. After graduating from grade school Corey packed his belongings, hopped on a plane and moved to the Canadian Rockies to pursue his passion in creating fresh, organic and seasonal fare.
Since then Corey has worked and opened a number of luxury lodges and operated numerous restaurants throughout BC and Alberta gaining knowledge and experience while working with some of Canada’s top chefs.
In 1998 Corey received his diploma at The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and most recently his Red Seal Certification as well as a number of culinary accolades throughout his career thus far.
“I’m a big believer in preparing fresh, local and seasonal foods while using modern cooking techniques. Seeing the excitement in friends, family and guest’s faces when they try my creations makes everything I do all that more enjoyable!” says Chef Corey.
Annie Clark is the Operator/ General Manager at the Cedar House Restaurant and Chef Corey’s partner. The two met while operating an ocean front restaurant on the Sunshine Coast where Annie was born and raised and soon after decided to return to the Rockies to pursue their passion for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and camping. Oh, Annie loves playing baseball too! Annie has a contagious passion for providing top notch customer service while continuously expanding on her knowledge of fine wines and cocktails. A trait she acquired while working and travelling abroad in areas such as Costa Rica, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.
“Super excited about our newest venture here at Cedar House Restaurant. Looking forward to getting my hands dirty and creating cocktails inspired by our on-site garden as well as interacting with chalet guest’s and locals alike.”