Vancouver Catering Company - Meet Our Team - Drew's Catering & Events

Meet Our Team

Adam is our chef de cuisine for our Vancouver catering operation. He runs our vancouver kitchen teams for our catered events

Adam

Chef de Cuisine

Adam began his cooking career at the Earl’s Restaurant group at age 15 where he worked his way up from dishwasher to sous chef. At age 19 he left to travel extensively throughout Asia and Australia, cooking in various restaurants and learning new techniques. A graduate of the VCC Culinary Program, Adam is an advocate of local, sustainable foods and is actively involved in Community Supported Farms and Fishery projects. An avid outdoorsman, Adam recently completed the West Coast trail, and enjoys foraging for mushrooms and other wild ingredients to cook with. Adam brings a high level of creativity to our team and has introduced many new dishes and preparations to our kitchen.

Angie is our event booking manager on our Vancouver event catering team

Angie

Event Booking Manager

Angie joins our team with years of experience in Event Management and Hospitality, bringing with her a calm, organized demeanor that makes the planning process feel like a breeze for our clients. Her ability to listen and create memorable experiences from the very first interaction have resulted in countless successful celebrations!

In her spare time, Angie enjoys rock climbing which she says is a great way to explore our planet, especially our backyard of Squamish. She’s also on the board for ArtScene Vancouver, enjoys visiting local farmers markets and admits to being able to eat an embarrassing amount of blueberries in one sitting. She balances out the high demands of Event Planning with volunteer work at the East Van Yoga Moshka Studio and says her guilty pleasures include horror flicks and truly terrible movies such as Titanic 2 and Sharknado.

Cheyenna

Cook

Cheyenna joins us from the Semiahmoo Secondary culinary arts program, which is the same program Drew completed to begin his cooking career. Recently, Drew went back to Semiahmoo to assist the students in catering a banquet for 400 guests, and was impressed by the talent and work ethic of young Cheyenna during the event. He offered her the chance to come work at the Drew’s Catering kitchen and the rest is history! Cheyenna is a passionate, hard working young chef who has quickly taken on many responsibilities within our kitchen. Her favorite cuisine styles are Japanese and Italian, and in her spare time she loves experimenting with special effects makeup for horror and sci-fi movies!

Dale is a chef with Drew's Catering & Events and our catering team

Dale

Sous Chef

Our sous chef Dale brings a great deal of culinary passion to our team, and has training from both VCC’s culinary arts program as well as the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley. Dale has a passion for authentic southern BBQ cuisine, and loves to experiment with smoked meats and other BBQ dishes. Dale recently relocated to Vancouver from the Yukon, and brings with him a love for the outdoors, including mountain biking, sailing, hiking and fishing. Dale brings a tireless worth ethic and positive attitude to our kitchen, citing his culinary mentors as Anthony Bourdain, Michele Genest and Jamie Oliver. A long time fan of the Vancouver Canucks, Dale also points out he isn’t a fan of dancing, but rumour has it there is a video in existence showing some of his legendary dance moves. Perhaps it will surface one day!

Henry is a hard working member of our Vancouver Catering team

Henry

Accounting

This hard-boiled accounting enthusiast with a sweet tooth enjoys going on long walks, doing the Grouse Grind during the summer and enjoys getting together with friends on the weekends for badminton and barbecues. An avid model ship and plane enthusiast, he also enjoys visiting the local hobby shops to network with other modellers. Henry also attends the Broadway Tabernacle Church and still likes to volunteer with community organizations when time permits. His other favorite past-time is playing cards with his nieces during family get togethers.

Jesse is a dishwasher with our vancouver catering service team

Jesse

Dishwasher

Jesse joins our team as a hard working dishwasher, one of the most important roles in any kitchen! Jesse’s great attitude and positive outlook make him a great addition to our kitchen environment. While Jesse may be young, his favorite music includes classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

In his spare time, Jesse is an avid reader, loves to take trips (especially when there’s fishing involved), and even dabbles in some woodworking!

Jose - Vancouver catering team chef

Jose

Cook

Jose is actually the longest employed member of the Drew’s Catering & Events team! He walked into our then tiny kitchen 6 years ago asking if we had any openings, and the rest is history! Jose has an amazing work ethic and attitude and is an invaluable part of our kitchen team. Whether it’s prep, washing dishes or working events Jose is always keen to lend a helping hand wherever is needed. He is currently studying business at BCIT, and is an avid basketball fan, cheering on Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his spare time Jose likes to keep fit, regularly lifting weights and working out, and his favorite food is “Bangus” which is a Filipino dish of deboned milkfish!

Justin is an operations team member with our Vancouver Catering team

Justin

Operations Supervisor

Justin is a hard working member of the Operations team, responsible for ensuring all the delicious foods arrives safely and on time to our clients. Justin is also a member of our service team, ensuring smooth and personable service at all of our full service events!

In his spare time, Justin plays in the North Delta men’s soccer league and enjoys running, working out and doing yoga. He also volunteers his time coaching Youth Soccer at the Sports BC soccer camp, and has himself played with the Youth Whitecaps soccer club.

Justin says his favorite food is Asian cuisine, but we’ve yet to see him turn down any of the staff meals here at the DC kitchen!

Martha is our head pastry chef, leading our Vancouver dessert catering team

Martha

Head Pastry Chef

Our talented pastry chef Martha is a graduate of the Dubrulle Culinary Institue, and brings over 15 years of high end pastry experience to our team. She worked as a lead pastry chef for one of the biggest bakeries in the Philippines before coming to Canada and becoming the pastry chef at West Vancouver’s ‘The Salmon House’ restaurant. She has competed in many pastry competitions including winning the Philippine Culinary Cup in 2010. When Martha isn’t creating edible works of art, she enjoys photography, traveling and running.

Miguel is a pastry chef with our Vancouver Pastry catering team

Miguel

Pastry Chef

Miguel (who is our Head Pastry Chef Martha’s brother) joins our pastry team as a new resident to Canada, immigrating from the Phillipines in 2016. There are definitely some good pastry genes in her family!

Miguel graduated from university with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and worked at a bank for 9 years before deciding to shift careers into the culinary world. He loves to keep active by swimming, cycling and running, describing himself as a “frustrated triathlete”. Miguel brings a friendly, upbeat nature to our kitchen, and in the evenings and early mornings when our pastry team is working hard, you always know Miguel is around when you hear 90s hip hop coming from the speakers.

When asked what his favorite food is, his reply is “Meat!”

Good enough for us!

Robyn is a member of our Catering event booking team in Vancouver

Robyn

Event Coordinator

We were very fortunate to have Robyn join our team as part of our acquisition of Thyme to Indulge Catering in early 2017, where she worked as an Event Coordinator for the past several years. Robyn’s positive attitude and work ethic have made her a natural fit within our team, where she is always trying to make our events as seamless as possible for our clients.

Robyn seems to be always on the go in her spare time, playing hockey and snowboarding during the winter, and in the summer time you’ll find her wake-boarding and paddle-boarding. She’s a hopeless caffeine addict and loves a great cup of coffee, as well as discovering new spots to eat. Robyn comes from an artist background, and compares the process of helping a client realize their vision for an event to the creative process of an artist – which she says is the reason she loves event planning so much!

Robyn is the resident DJ in our office, keeping the environment full of energy with her playlists featuring reggae, electronic music, old school hip hop and rock.

When she does take some time off to travel and recharge, she says her ideal vacation is a constant hunt for sand and sunshine or snowy mountains. Sounds perfect to us too!

Ryla is a pastry chef on our Vancouver catering team

Ryla

Pastry Chef

Ryla is a hard-working member of our pastry team, responsible for helping execute all the delicious desserts and baked goods that head out to our clients each day. She has been working as a pastry chef for 8 years and has worked at the Boathouse restaurant in New Westminster executing a high volume of desserts and pastries for service. Ryla loves reading, trying new recipes for pastry creations and hiking in her spare time, and always brings a big smile and positive attitude to our kitchen.

Stephanie is a hard working member of our Vancouver Event Booking Team

Stephanie

Booking Coordinator

Stephanie joins our team after studying Food Marketing Analysis at UBC, and is the first smiling face you see when walking into our office. Stephanie brings her positive and calm presence to our event booking team, and also brings some serious experience in multi-tasking having worked in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong for half a year! Like most of our team, Stephanie claims she can’t function until she’s had her cup of morning coffee, and says she never, ever says no to bubble tea.

Stephanie likes to keep active, picking up wake boarding this past summer and regularly attending Barre Fitness classes. Despite being very calm, cool and collected in the office, she lets her emotions loose at the movies and says she manages to cry during 99% of movies she watches, even comedies!

Theresa is our Event Manager, responsible for service at our Vancouver Catered Events

Theresa

Event Manager

Theresa is our fearless Event Manager, responsible for ensuring smooth and memorable service at many of our weddings, banquets and other corporate functions. Theresa graduated from BCIT in Interior Design, but quickly realized event planning was her true passion! Her 6 years of wedding and hospitality industry experience have seen her take on all types of roles, and she maintains her boundless energy and upbeat attitude even while executing the most logistically challenging events. Recently, Theresa handled the set up and service for a 1920s themed wedding located inside the Darvonda Greenhouse in Langley, the largest in the world!

Theresa loves to travel, and says her favorite trip this far was Egypt. She also has an extensive collection of jerseys, which she regularly sports at the office. Her favorite team is the LA Lakers, though she says that might be tentative now that Kobe has retired. In her spare time, her hobbies include hot yoga, cooking and hanging out with her French bulldog!

Trevor is a member of our Vancouver catering operations and delivery team

Trevor

Operations

Trevor is a member of the hard working Operations department, who is on the road every day delivering delicious food to clients and providing memorable experiences. Trevor also is a member of our service team, always ready to lend a helping hand and a friendly smile to our guests.

Trevor is yet another DC team member who prides themselves on being a long-suffering Vancouver Canucks fan, and also enjoys watching basketball, playing tennis and billiards. An adventurous eater, he loves to explore, travel and try various new types of cuisine.

Next time you see one of our vans cruising around town, it just might be Trevor behind the wheel. Wave and say hi!

Tristan is a Senior operations team member for Drew's Catering & Events and our vancouver catering operation

Tristan

Operations

Tristan is one of our delivery experts on the Operations team and often times the face of Drew’s Catering & Events as he interacts with many of our clients daily. He’s our resident ‘jack of all trades’ having worked in many different industries including hospitality, film and television, construction, and marketing. Tristan also works as one of our service leaders and operations staff for large events. His strong organizational skills and personal skills make him an integral part of our team!