Chef Dan Taylor started working with the Regina Inn and the Center of the Arts in the early 1980’s. He quickly learned that his passion was creating something unique, original and longed to have his own establishment where his creative and artistic side would shine through. Those that know Dan, whether they are in the restaurant industry or not, know that his cooking style is rock solid, something truly original and amazing. Dan is a true foodie! It’s almost as if his taste buds are from another planet. While other chef’s are trying to capitalize on presentation, Dan focusses on taste, period! That’s not to say his presentation isn’t excellent, but while others try to dazzle you with fancy schmancy, Dan swoops in and mesmerizes your true sense of taste. We believe his dominance at the Great Saskatchewan MustardFest proves exactly that. A 3-time People’s Choice Champion, who flies under the radar in Regina’s restaurant scene except here at IPC because we’ve been saying it for years; he’s simply the best!
His dedication to the success of IPC is evident on everything you see, touch and feel at the store, and of course, everything you taste. Customers rave of the original soups and menu selections each and every day. In the past, Chef Dan has been associated with the Regina and Saskatoon Inn’s, Eagles Club, the Willow on Wascana, the Tap, Craven Big Valley Jamboree, Silver’s Steak house. But it is here, that we get to witness the hard work and dedication to his success pay off. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy Dan’s food.
Todd E. Taylor began working with Dan at the Regina Inn in the early 1980’s as well. He has had over 20 years experience Managing restaurants. Most recently, his experience includes Owner/Director of Operations Java Express Neighborhood Café in Regina for 9 years and VP of Operations with Stone’s Throw CoffeeHouse in Regina for 3 years. His true passion is Project Management Processes, Customer Service and Training. Additional restaurant experience with Earls in Edmonton, Business consultant for local Regina restaurants, Management experience with Smitty’s in Edmonton, Boston Pizza and Cinnabon in Edmonton, and Manager of Moxies in Regina.
Front of House Manager, Carrie Taylor, has been in the service industry for over 25 years, also beginning her career at the Regina Inn. After leaving there, she moved to the Sheraton and Ramada hotels in Saskatoon for a year. Moving back to Regina, she settled in at the South Travelodge where she perfected her skills and earned the distinction award for “Server of the Quarter” for the Travelodge chain for all of North America!! NO small achievement by any means.
When The Open Tap opened up closer to home, she made the jump there and worked there for over 10 years.
Over the years, Carrie has developed a base of loyal customers that look forward to her warm smile, and friendly ‘Good morning’ as they walk through the door. Never one to forget a face or name, she almost certainly will remember your favourite dish too.