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Letter from Drake Blog Guest Editor Jen McNeely

Posted by Drake, 1 year ago

We're giving our blog a Drake-over with the help of guest editor Jen McNeely. Click to read her letter from the editor!

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Meet Danny Smiles of Le Bremner MTL

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 year 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, 2 months 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, 4 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, 4 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, 6 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.