On The Road: Staff Retreat to Prince Edward County

Posted by Drake, June 03, 2016

It was a back-to-back afternoon of good old-fashioned team building. Excited to show off our properties, we invited staff to join us at The Drake Devonshire to learn all-things-Drake at our gorgeous lakeside inn. As expected, the day took a twist for the unexpected, with cocktail classes, money-saving tips, and a VIP tour of our beloved hotel in the County.

Arriving late-morning, Drake staff were given the official Devonshire tour; to show off the vibrant culture, history and happenings that makes our Drake by the lake hotel so special. After drinks and snacks, staff across properties (from Drake Hotel, DGS, One Fifty and Devonshire), mixed and mingled into the afternoon as the sun hit full force. Still buzzing from the road trip, we couldn’t wait to surprise staff with a full-day of team building fun and exercises.

“We want to enrich staff members with Drake knowledge and further develop their skill sets with all-star hospitality training,” explains Caitlyn Baird, F+B Supervisor. Lucky for us, with team leaders like Caitlyn Baird on-the-ground, we’ve got an all-star roster of staff to help train and assist with one-of-a-kind staff retreats like this one.

Next up, we invited finance guru Natasha Mytnowych from Smart Money, to share a few tips + tricks about cash budgets. Adding bang to buck, she shed some light on the importance of managing money and saving for the future. Shortly after, DGS manager, Selena Strange, shared Drake General Store’s vibrant past – highlighting their next grand opening (which you’ll have to wait to find out…). To wrap up, master mixologist Sandy De Almeida showed off her skills with Cocktails 101: a booze-fueled lecture on the craft, the industry and how to make a damn fine cocktail. Cheers to team building!

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