About Sante Bar & Grille | Sante Bar & Grille

About Us

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

- JRR Tolkien

Enjoy dining at Big White’s best ski-in/ski-out location!

 Located slope-side in the White Crystal Inn, and just steps from the top of the Gondola, Santé Grille specializes in eclectic Canadian cuisine.  Start your day off with an item from our amazing breakfast menu, which features six different styles of Eggs Benedict.  Ski to our door and enjoy a quick and delicious lunch, we’ll get you back out on the slopes in no time.  We have the best burgers in town and are famous for our 8 different poutine dishes! 

Join us for a wonderful dinner cooked by Chef Vince and his team.  The dinner menu includes mouth-watering ribs, the finest cuts of steak and our new hit, Ruby’s Butter Chicken, it’s a must try.  We also offer more casual fare for dining, including burgers and sandwiches.  Choose a bottle from our Okanagan Valley exclusive wine list, and let our servers pamper you.  Bring your children and let them choose from our extensive kid`s menu – best on the mountain!  Come in and see why we are Big White’s premiere family dining establishment.  Santé Grille is open from 7:30am – 10:00pm.

Santé Bar (no minors please) is open for lunch, dinner and after dinner.  It’s located slope-style, right on the Highway33 ski run, you can watch night skiing from your table.  Come in après ski for a snack and enjoy one of our daily drink features.  Relax by the stone fireplace and peruse our menu for a specialty cocktail or a signature martini.  Perhaps enjoy a cheese board with an amazing bottle of Okanagan Valley wine.  Santé Bar offers a comfortable dining area for a romantic get-together, a special occasion or just a night out with friends.  Santé Bar is open from 11:00am – Late.  Check out our website for daily food and drink specials.

The Team

Vince Denis


Despite his youthful appearance, Executive Chef Vincent Denis has been in the food and beverage industry for over 30 years. Chef Vince learned to cook in his Mother’s kitchen and was further schooled in restaurants in Ottawa and Northern California before settling at Big White in 1996. He spends his summers testing out local wineries and restaurants with his lovely partner Christine, performing in a travelling circus with Makaze the wonder dog, and competing in triathlons around the globe.

Dawn Brenciaglia


Dawn Brenciaglia is as local as it gets. Born and raised in Summerland, Dawn started her first season at Big White in 1998 as a breakfast server. She is now the general manager of Big White’s finest restaurant. Dawn resides year round at Big White with her husband GP, a long time resort employee. In 2006 they were married in the snow at the Black Forest Chair. After a hectic winter managing Santé Bar & Grille, Dawn enjoys her summers travelling, camping and fishing.

Kenna Graff

Resident Artist

Artistically, Kenna is not limited to one form or style of art. From landscapes that translate ancient wanderer to colour-pure paintings that lighten the heart, Kenna taps into a variety of methodologies, most lead by the moment, intuitively and interdisciplinary. Kenna’s artistic pursuits include encouraging, sharing, interacting, appreciating and presenting the arts through her own art work, working in fine arts galleries and co-founding the arts group Ars Longa. kennagraff.com