2117 Whistler Road, Whistler, BC Canada

About Us

The Rimrock delivers an outstanding level of service, attentive yet not overbearing, combined with an elegantly rustic atmosphere and tantalizing menu. 

Our Story

Rimrock Café is known for its upscale, locally sourced seafood menu and cozy atmosphere. Started by powder seekers in 1987, the Rimrock Cafe has become a Whistler icon, consistently rated as one of Canada’s top restaurants by multiple outlets. Welcoming atmosphere and authentic service from staff with over a hundred years of combined experience set the stage for an unforgettable fine dining experience.

Creative & Exciting Cuisine

We know from experience that catering for clients such as political heads of state, professional athletes, and worldwide celebrities requires the highest level of focus and execution; This is precisely the level of service we bring to all of our events. Beyond our amazing food and stellar service, we are also a caring member of the DC community.

The Team

Rolf Gunther

Chef and owner Rolf Gunther is the creative force of the Rimrock Cafe kitchen. His formal training includes hotel and restaurant management in Heidelberg, as well as culinary training at the 4-star Park Hotel in Germany’s Black Forest region. Rolf’s chef experience is impressive indeed.

He has delighted tastebuds in the following restaurants:

  • Hotel Euler, Basel Switzerland
  • Chalet Suisse Restaurant, Rotterdam Holland
  • Kempiwski Hotel, Berlin Germany
  • Capri Hotel, Kelowna, BC Canada
  • Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Alberta Canada
  • Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta BC Canada
  • Restaurant Fransesco Alongi, Vancouver BC Canada

A Whistler resident since 1976, his experience and training adds up to culinary delight for guests of Whistler’s Rimrock Cafe.

Bob Dawson

Bob has learned the business working in a variety of restaurant positions, working his way up from washing dishes to restaurant management. His involvement since 1980 with Rolf has given him the understanding and knowledge that makes Rimrock Cafe one of Whistler’s premier dining spots.

Since 1986, the two partners have won positive reviews and accolades by keeping their focus on providing a quality product and consistent service. Rolf and Bob delight in hosting both international and local guests.