Our Team 

Butte Hospitality succeeds through the hard work of a diverse, highly-skilled team.

Meet the people that make us shine.


Ram Khanal

Ram has been in the restaurant business since 1996. He’s worked at and managed restaurants around the world, from Nepal to France and across the oceans on cruise ships. Today, he runs the Butte Hospitality restaurants with the help of his wife, Olga.


Olga Iagnichenko

Olga has worked in the restaurant industry since 2001. Before finding a home here in southern Alberta, she worked on cruise ships, sharpening her skills on the high seas. Today, she co-owns/manages Butte Hospitality restaurants with her husband, Ram.

Vice President

Durga Mahat

Durga brings a long history of cooking and a myriad of cuisines to Butte Hospitality restaurants. Though he started in Nepal, he’s worked in kitchens across the Middle East, Australia and Asia, including the renowned Venetian Macau Hotel in China.

Executive Chef

Sanal Das

With eight-years experience cooking at hotels in South Asia and on worldwide cruise ships, Sanaldas brings a vast array of experience to Butte Hospitality kitchens. He’s worked with Picture Butte Hospitality since 2017.

Executive Chef Asian Cuisine

Mustapaha Fathi

Hailing from Morocco, Mustapha came to Canada looking to add some experience to his resume, then eventually found a home here. He specializes in creating sweets and pastries for the Butte Hospitality restaurants.

Pastry Chef

Jessica Willms

With a B.Mgt in HR and Industrial Relations, along with years of corporate experience, Jessica joined the team in 2020. With our growing family of restaurants, she’s been an integral part of the Butte Hospitality family.

HR & Office Manager

Chris Jones

Group General Manager – Water Tower Grill & Bar

Morgan Hamilton

General Manager – Cattlemen’s Chophouse

Tracy Bell

General Manager- Telegraph Taphouse

Ben Giesbrecht

Kitchen Manager- Water Tower Grill & Bar

Samantha Ajtay

Kitchen Manager – Telegraph Taphouse

Mikala Carson

Marketing Co-ordinator