It’s hard to sum up a 17-year career, but as David Feys of Feys and Hobbs Catered Arts prepares to move onto a new chapter, he used one word to describe it: wonderful.
“We’ve done some magnificent parties and events, and as an event manager and planner, I’ll continue to do some great parties. We just won’t be making the food ourselves,” he said.
Feys announced on Monday he is closing his catering operation and canteen on Oak Bay Avenue, effective March 1.
The focus for Feys, as he plans to continue with product development and event design and management, is on life balance.
“I have a personal issue that I need to give particular focus to and I have a long standing contract with a corporation to do event planning and management, and it is growing and opening new doors for me.”
The Feys and Hobbs brand will continue as Feys continues to create and expand his product line which includes preserves, chutneys and nuts.
“My products can now be found in more than 70 stores across the province, and I’m looking forward to expanding outside of B.C.,” he said.
Feys and Hobbs has only called Oak Bay Avenue home for the past year but Feys said he has noticed an evolution and revitalization of the neighbourhood.
“I’ve had people come in and say, ‘Wow, I feel like I’m in Tokyo,’ or ‘It feels like New York,’” he said. “The community has embraced us and been very kind and supportive. I will certainly miss that.”