15 Park Bistro welcomes new restaurant manager Jordan Shoemaker


Watermark Beach Resort and 15 Park Bistro is pleased to announce Jordan Shoemaker as new restaurant manager, effective August 2022.

A certified sommelier, Jordan joins the team with over 20 years of experience in the industry. At 15 Park Bistro, Jordan oversees all aspects of the restaurant, from front-of-house operations to working closely with the kitchen team alongside executive chef Nick Atkins. Most recently, Shoemaker held the assistant general manager role at Miradoro Restaurant, an award-winning winery restaurant in Oliver.

Jordan’s resume includes an impressive array of hotel and food & beverage brands, including Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Le Relais & Chateau Post Hotel, Hyatt Regency, and others. Eventually, Jordan’s career took him out west, where he and his wife earned their sommelier designations. Wanting to find a stable and wine-rich area to raise a family, the couple soon found themselves relocating to the South Okanagan.

“We both love the Okanagan, and we wanted to immerse ourselves within the wineries,” recalled Jordan. “My first position in Osoyoos was at Spirit Ridge as the restaurant manager, where I built the resort’s first authentically local wine list consisting of 100 plus labels from the South Okanagan. This allowed me to become immersed in the region, from the terroir to the winemakers, and most importantly; the locals and the guests who visit.”

“15 Park Bistro has undergone an incredible transformation. it’s a place for great food, great cocktails, and a wine list that is outstanding,” says Jordan. “I look forward to bringing my experience from previous restaurants to share with the team so we can keep excelling and delivering exceptional service.”

You’ll find Jordan at 15 Park Bistro welcoming guests and locals alike.

About 15 Park Bistro
Situated on the shores of Osoyoos Lake, 15 Park Bistro located in Watermark Beach Resort brings a refined and elevated dining experience to the South Okanagan. Led by Chef Nick Atkins and his team, the Bistro focuses on utilizing fresh, local ingredients to create unforgettable meals and experiences for diners. 15 Park Bistro’s offerings include a la carte dining, private dining, and takeout options. For more information, please visit 15parkbistro.com.

About Watermark Beach Resort
Watermark Beach Resort is one of the Okanagan region’s leading destination resorts. Located in Osoyoos, BC, Watermark is a stunning five-hour drive from Vancouver and Seattle, a two-hour drive from Kelowna International Airport, and a 45-minute drive from Penticton regional airport. Situated in Canada’s most unique desert landscape, visitors can take advantage of the country’s driest climate with the lowest annual rainfall. The lakeside resort’s amenities include extraordinary suites complete with gourmet kitchens, an outdoor heated pool with waterslide, hot tubs, steam rooms, spa, fitness centre, SUP rentals and more. Also exclusively available for resort guests is the Watermark Boat Moorage at Osoyoos Marina, and is only a five-minute walk from the Resort. www.watermarkbeachresort.com

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