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Letter from Drake Blog Guest Editor Jen McNeely

Posted by Drake, 1 year, 11 months 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, 11 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, 2 years, 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, 2 years, 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".


Staff Spotlight: Kathleen Johansen

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 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, 2 years, 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.