our story

Wellington Court opened in 1985 as a cafe by Chef Erik’s mother Claudia and is located in her family home.

Erik took over the kitchen more than 24 years ago after studying at George Brown College. He began to focus the direction of the restaurant and food on the growth he was seeing in the wine industry and the Niagara Region. A passionate chef and wine lover, Erik began making connections and friends with many of the producers and winemakers that translated to the regional feel of the restaurant and its food. It is truly a labor of love for Erik and his wife Dale, who manages the front of the house at Wellington Court.

“Continuing this family business has been a wonderful experience for both of us. In 2014 we were recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year – Family Enterprise as well as presented an Excellence in Business 2014 award from the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. It has been a rewarding and exciting journey and it is so wonderful to be appreciated by our community and clientele.”