Spinnakers owner says he too is owed money by Tutti delivery service
- Times Colonist
13 Aug 2022
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses owner Paul Hadfield has added his name to the list of local food and beverage representatives who say they are owed money by delivery service Tutti.
He sent Tutti an email on Thursday saying, “how profoundly disappointed I was.”
Hadfield, a former president of Think Local First Society and a board member of the Victoria chapter of the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association, had championed Tutti in its early days. Think Local First promotes local businesses.
“Tutti just seemed like such a great fit,” he said Friday.
Spinnakers Brewpub and Spinnakers Spirit Merchants are both owed money by Tutti, Hadfield said. He declined to reveal the amount.
The appeal of Tutti was that it launched as a local business in Victoria in 2017 with rates considerably lower than other services.
Local restaurants said they paid 10 to 15 per cent.
Hadfield signed up with Tutti early in the pandemic. Initially, payment came in on time.
Similar to other local restaurants who say they are owed thousands of dollars, Hadfield said the relationship with Tutti “seemed to change sometime in the spring.”
Spinnakers had been reaching out to Tutti for payment and received the same responses given to others that payment was forthcoming or was in the mail but funds remain outstanding, he said.