Our Team


Our culinary team is talented, but they’ll be the first to tell you that their job is easy, thanks to the bounty of fresh, local ingredients they have to work with on a daily basis.

Discover what fresh really tastes like.

Whether you’re looking for a great spot for date night (gorgeous, rustic atmosphere AND sharable menu options), a place to host an event, or a new favourite watering hole (can you say crafted cocktail?), we hope you’ll try Bar Mason.

Seasonally inspired menus, a relaxed atmosphere, friendly and approachable wait staff—we really do have it all.

You may think you know Guelph, but you don’t know Guelph like this.

We can’t wait to serve you

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Our Team: Josh Wright, Executive Chef

Josh Wright

Executive Chef
Josh Wright

Josh Wright

Executive Chef

Chef Josh Wright’s deep appreciation for all things food was developed at a young age growing up in Southern Ontario and running around his Great Uncle's vegetable farm. He began cooking at 16, before leaving home to attend Niagara Culinary Institute in 2001. Following formal schooling, he began his apprenticeship in 4 Diamond CAA/AAA kitchens of The Vintage Hotels Group in 2003 under Chef Andrew Dymond.

Following his apprenticeship he has worked across Canada, with Delta Hotels, Marriott International, and several boutique hotels as well as cooking at the James Beard House in Manhattan. Prior to taking the role at Bar Mason, Josh was the Operational Support Resource for all Marriott International Hotel Culinary Operations in Canada.

Josh’s return to Southern Ontario and the great local produce and purveyors that Ontario has to offer will be showcased at Bar Mason. He looks to bring “Simple, Fun, and Local” to all aspects of the hotel.

When not driving the kitchen at Bar Mason and Delta Guelph, he enjoys spending time with his Fiancée and Family, and continuing to travel and find the great local spot to eat where no one else knows about.