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Meet Danny Smiles of Le Bremner MTL

Posted by Ivy Knight, 12 months ago

Danny Smiles gained national attention when he competed on Top Chef Canada. He runs the wildly successful restaurant, Le Bremner, in Montreal and is currently shooting a new series for Vice Munchies. On March 23 he pops up at Drake One Fifty for a guest chef dinner, part of The Drake's Montreal Takeover series.

Danny Smiles Interview for The Drake's Montreal Guest Chef Series

Reunion Island X Drake

Posted by Drake, 1 year, 1 month ago

Adam Pesce is no rookie when it comes to coffee or The Drake Hotel. His father has been in coffee since 1978 + the family-owned business, Reunion Island Coffee, has been hustling in the roasting game in + around Toronto since 1995.


City Building with Gracie Goad

Posted by Gracie Goad, 1 year, 2 months ago

Gracie Goad, our Food & Beverage + Training Manager at Drake Hotel, is quite the busy bee. When she's not at the Hotel organizing workshops + tutorials in things like product knowledge or personal finance for servers, she's one of twenty seven up-and-coming leaders selected by CivicAction to participate in the DiverseCity "Civic MBA".


Drake Holiday Toy and Warm Clothing Drive

Posted by Drake, 1 year, 3 months ago

Drake invites you to give back this season by donating toys, warm clothing + grocery gifts for our annual Toy Drive. All contributions will be donated to the Alexander Muir Elementary School + Out of the Cold Program in Toronto and StoreHouse Food Bank in Wellington, ensuring a happy holiday season for those who could use a little help in making it extra special. We’re collecting until the 17th so come by today + drop off some goodies!


Staff Spotlight: Kathleen Johansen

Posted by Drake, 1 year, 5 months ago

In welcoming the newest member of the Drake fam, Sales Manager Kathleen Johansen, we sat down + asked her a few questions on what it’s like working with Drake's events team and chasing after her childhood dream of becoming a wedding planner.


Staff Spotlight: Drake Dev F+B Manager Jordan Malka

Posted by Drake, 1 year, 5 months ago

We’ve added a new member to the Drake fam, Drake Devonshire’s newest Food + Beverage Manager Jordan Malka! We sat down to talk to Jordan about his time as a high school bartender (yup, it was legal) to his big move from the 6ix to the 613.