Brian Williams, RBC VP commercial banking North Shore; Carl Dean, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. director of business development; and Warren Parker, KPMG partner in enterprise group

Brian Williams, RBC VP commercial banking North Shore; Carl Dean, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. director of business development; and Warren Parker, KPMG partner in enterprise group

Roy Millen, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP partner; and Kyle Washington, Seaspan Corp. executive chairman

Roy Millen, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP partner; and Kyle Washington, Seaspan Corp. executive chairman

Jive Communications partners Lindsay Nahmiache and Almira Bardai

Jive Communications partners Lindsay Nahmiache and Almira Bardai

Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman & CEO greets guests after the Q&A

Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman & CEO greets guests after the Q&A

Mary Jaffray and her son, Richard Jaffray, Cactus Club Restaurants CEO and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

Mary Jaffray and her son, Richard Jaffray, Cactus Club Restaurants CEO and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

Rebecca Legge, Canada Wide Media VP sales speaks to the crowd

Rebecca Legge, Canada Wide Media VP sales speaks to the crowd

Brian Korpan, Canadian Western Bank VP speaks to the crowd.

Brian Korpan, Canadian Western Bank VP speaks to the crowd.

Matt O'Grady, BCBusiness editor-in-chief, speaks to the crowd

Matt O'Grady, BCBusiness editor-in-chief, speaks to the crowd

Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO, greets Richard Jaffray on stage

Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO, greets Richard Jaffray on stage

The BCBusiness Top 100 luncheon with Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO, and Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

The BCBusiness Top 100 luncheon with Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO, and Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

The BCBusiness Top 100 event with Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO, and Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

The BCBusiness Top 100 event with Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO, and Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO, interviews Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO, interviews Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

The BCBusiness Top 100 luncheon with Rebecca Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. VP sales; Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO; Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree; and Adam Palmer, Vancouver Polic

The BCBusiness Top 100 luncheon with Rebecca Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. VP sales; Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO; Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree; and Adam Palmer, Vancouver Polic

Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree; and Adam Palmer, Vancouver Police Department chief constable, with an award to Richard for his work with at-risk youth

Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree; and Adam Palmer, Vancouver Police Department chief constable, with an award to Richard for his work with at-risk youth

Matt Roland; Matt Bourque; Kate Roland; Mary Jaffray; Mick Roland; Karen Roland; and her brother, Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

Matt Roland; Matt Bourque; Kate Roland; Mary Jaffray; Mick Roland; Karen Roland; and her brother, Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president and BCBusiness Top 100 honouree

BCBusiness Top 100 honouree Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president; and Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO

BCBusiness Top 100 honouree Richard Jaffray, Cactus Restaurants Ltd. president; and Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO

Maureen Posch, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort sales manager; Emily King, Cactus Club Café shift leader; and David King, MultiCraft Imports VP

Maureen Posch, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort sales manager; Emily King, Cactus Club Café shift leader; and David King, MultiCraft Imports VP

Harry Bloy, former B.C. MLA; and his son, Jeremy Bloy, Canadian Western Bank account manager

Harry Bloy, former B.C. MLA; and his son, Jeremy Bloy, Canadian Western Bank account manager

Parveen Kaila, Shaw Business consultant; Pria Kaushal, Bull Housser & Tupper marketing and business development co-ordinator; and Tiffany Hoos, Bull Housser & Tupper marketing communications professional

Parveen Kaila, Shaw Business consultant; Pria Kaushal, Bull Housser & Tupper marketing and business development co-ordinator; and Tiffany Hoos, Bull Housser & Tupper marketing communications professional

Kelly Kerr, Fundreams Enterprises president; Natalia Kerr, Fundreams VP; and Jim Verhelst, Interwest Restaurants Inc. VP finance

Kelly Kerr, Fundreams Enterprises president; Natalia Kerr, Fundreams VP; and Jim Verhelst, Interwest Restaurants Inc. VP finance

First West Credit Union's Meghan Larson, Envision Financial business banking advisor; and Avi Kay, Envision Financial branch manager

First West Credit Union's Meghan Larson, Envision Financial business banking advisor; and Avi Kay, Envision Financial branch manager

Jay Wu, Precisionwerkz Canada Inc. project manager; Paul Wong, Speaking G.I.F.T. founder and president; Christina Babich, Shaw Communications business sales consultant; and Lindsay Betts, Shaw Sabey & Associates insurance agent

Jay Wu, Precisionwerkz Canada Inc. project manager; Paul Wong, Speaking G.I.F.T. founder and president; Christina Babich, Shaw Communications business sales consultant; and Lindsay Betts, Shaw Sabey & Associates insurance agent

Rove Concepts partners Victor Tam; Brendan Burscough; and Arthur Lee

Rove Concepts partners Victor Tam; Brendan Burscough; and Arthur Lee

Pacific Salmon Foundation's Daniel Lanigan, events & marketing; Christina McIntyre, events co-ordinator; and Corey Matheson, business development officer

Pacific Salmon Foundation's Daniel Lanigan, events & marketing; Christina McIntyre, events co-ordinator; and Corey Matheson, business development officer

Matt O'Grady, BCBusiness editor-in-chief; and Cathy Mullaly, Canada Wide Media art director

Matt O'Grady, BCBusiness editor-in-chief; and Cathy Mullaly, Canada Wide Media art director

Nancy Peterson; her husband, Clayton Peterson; and their daughter, Robin Peterson, Tesla Vancouver sales manager

Nancy Peterson; her husband, Clayton Peterson; and their daughter, Robin Peterson, Tesla Vancouver sales manager

Don Boyd, BC Principals' and Vice-Principals' Association, manager legal and contract services; Elena Petkov, Contemporary Services Canada client services manager; Jessica Antosz, BCPVPA manager of professional learning; Christine Becker, CSC branch manag

Don Boyd, BC Principals' and Vice-Principals' Association, manager legal and contract services; Elena Petkov, Contemporary Services Canada client services manager; Jessica Antosz, BCPVPA manager of professional learning; Christine Becker, CSC branch manag

Eric Beddis, TB Vets Charitable Foundation chair; and Kandys Merola, TB Vets executive director

Eric Beddis, TB Vets Charitable Foundation chair; and Kandys Merola, TB Vets executive director

BCBusiness Top 100 Luncheon 2015
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
June 25, 2015

More than 1,200 guests attended the BCBusiness Top 100 lunch featuring special guest Richard Jaffray, president of Cactus Restaurants Ltd. A stand-up luncheon reception was an opportunity to network with the province's most prominent business leaders.

The event was emceed by Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. chairman and CEO, with remarks by Rebecca Legge, Canada Wide Media Ltd. VP sales. Brian Korpan, Canadian Western Bank VP, and Matt O'Grady, BCBusiness editor-in-chief, spoke before the Q&A.

Richard Jaffray shared stories from his beginning as a busboy to his induction into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. A true college dropout success story, Jaffray's ambition for a career in the restaurant industry has taken him from living in a sailboat to changing the face of casual dining in BC.