Michael Doyle Appointed President of Toptable Group


Michael Doyle Appointed President of Toptable Group

Vancouver, B.C. (April 7, 2014) – Michael Doyle has been appointed President of Toptable Group, announced Francesco Aquilini, Managing Partner, Aquilini Group (AG).  In his new role, Mr. Doyle will be responsible for the overall operation and performance of the award-winning group comprising of four renowned restaurants – Araxi, CinCin, Blue Water Cafe, and West – as well as celebrated chocolaterie, patisserie, and cafe, Thierry.

“I am thrilled to have Michael leading the Toptable Group team,” stated Aquilini.  “With over two decades of food and beverage management and operations experience, Michael will continue the legacy for which theseextraordinary restaurants are known.”

Mr. Doyle commenced his capacity as President of Toptable Group on March 18, 2014 and will work closely with Toptable Group founder Jack Evrensel – now engaged in a consulting capacity – for a seamless transition and continuity of the high-level experience guests have come to expect.


Previously, Mr. Doyle served as Vice President, Food & Beverage as part of a ten-year career with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. In Toronto, he oversaw the food and beverage operations at the Air Canada Centre, BMO Field, and Ricoh Coliseum. He designed and built E11even and Real Sports Bar & Grill, which was voted North America sports bar of the year in 2010, both located in Maple Leaf Square.  Mr. Doyle spent ten years in senior management positions with The Club House Restaurant in California and The Walt Disney Company, and is currently part of the executive team at Aquilini Group.

Mr. Doyle’s success in the industry can be attributed to his ongoing pursuit of excellence, unwavering passion and commitment to provide first-class food and premium hospitality experiences.


One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has four elegant, yet approachable, restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi, CinCin, Blue Water Cafe and West, as well as the chocolaterie, patisserie and café, Thierry. More information can be found online at www.toptable.ca.


Judy Ahola
Director of Communications
Toptable Group
604 836 8005

April Penney
Communications Coordinator
Toptable Group
604 786 0540