Meet Our Team
Event Sales Representative
Anna joins our team with a wide-range of event coordinator and service experience, having assisted in organizing TED talks, as well as working with The Social Concierge, the group behind massive Vancouver events like the Deighton Cup, Diner en Blanc and Harvest Haus. Most recently, Anna worked with the Glowbal Group at their steakhouse concept, Black + Blue. Anna’s favorite part of event coordination is getting to bring a client’s vision to life, and feeling the exhilaration of seeing an event from the initial planning through to execution. In her spare time Anna enjoys yoga, and says her favorite food is anything her mom makes!
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!
Evan Elman is a young chef hailing from Boston, now based out of Vancouver, BC. After graduating from The University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2013 he decided to follow his passion for cooking. Evan has traveled to exotic locations as a cruise ship chef in Antarctica, and a Sous Chef on the remote island of Haidi Gwaii. After those experiences, Evan worked with the Hawksworth Group in Vancouver and orchestrated pop-up dinners in New York City, attended by diners from the New York Times, Food & Wine, and Complex Magazine among others.
Evan also worked as the Chef de Partie at Relais & Châteaux’s Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, a 5-diamond hotel in downtown Vancouver. Most recently, Evan landed his first Head Chef position at Dinner in the Sky, which inspired him to create his own personal private dining serving, Chef Evan Elman.
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 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 â€œBangusâ€ which is a Filipino dish of deboned milkfish!
Our hard-working sous chef Jude joins us with a wealth of cooking knowledge and experience all over the world. Jude completed culinary school in his home country of the Philippines and was hired at the prestigious 5 Star Shangri-La Hotel in Manila shortly after. Following his work there, he accepted a position at the flagship fine-dining restaurant of Scotland, the Thistle Altens, where he worked for 2 years in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Jude then traveled to the United States where he was a senior kitchen team member at Chez Philippe, one of the top restaurants in Memphis, TN. After re-located to Canada in 2010, Jude fell in love with the range of outdoors activities available in the Pacific Northwest and decided to make Canada his home. Jude is an avid runner, having completed several marathons all over the world. He is currently training for his first triathlon in early 2018. Jude’s positive energy and work ethic make him a valuable leader in our kitchen. Jude’s favorite cuisine to cook and eat is Asian Fusion, which he says is a combination of his heritage and his world experience!
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.
Patty is a talented member of our pastry team, helping prepare all the delicious baked goods, petit fours and cakes that leave our kitchen every week. She definitely prefers to keep busy, working 3 jobs with the goal of one day opening her own cafe. Not surprisingly, she says her favourite hobby is sleep! When she does manage to get some free time, she also loves trying new restaurants and biking at Stanley Park or at SFU. She also loves to travel, and says her favourite city she’s visited to far is Budapest!
EVENT LOGISTICS SUPERVISOR
Remy is our Event Logistics Supervisor, and is responsible for helping create memorable service for our clients’ events every day. He joins our team from the 5-Star Ritz Hotel in Paris, France where he was a member of the Banquet Team, regularly handling luxury fine dining events for Chanel, Louis Vuitton and various Royalty. The natural beauty and high quality local ingredients in British Columbia enticed Remy to make the move from Paris to Vancouver.
During Remy’s free time, he enjoys visiting museums and learning about other cultures, trying out new coffee shops, and exploring the natural beauty of BC’s hiking trails. Being a true Parisian, Remy’s favorite food is cheese!
Romain originally hails from Paris, France, and has been surrounded by delicious food and beautiful ingredients from a young age. Romain obtain his Culinary Degree and completed an additional degree in Pastry from CFA Mèdèric in Paris, France. Shortly thereafter he apprenticed at the Hotel L’Orèe, a gastronomic restaurant in a 4 star hotel in Paris.
From there, he travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, where he became Chef de Partie at the Hotel La Rèserve, a 5 star hotel, catering meals for VIPs such as the Mayor of Geneva.
Romain came to Canada in 2016, and began working for Hawksworth restaurant before finding his role here at Drew’s Catering & Events, where he brings his fine dining experience and flair to our events.
In his spare time, Romain maintains a food blog (link to blog mixeatlearn.com), enjoys hiking and says his favorite ingredient to work with is fresh fish!
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 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!
Younghoon is our hard-working Accountant, a very important part to any business family!
He was born and raised in South Korea until 2001 when he moved to BC, graduating from high school in Port Coquitlam. After high school he grew tired of the rain in Vancouver and moved to Montreal, attending McGill University with a Major in Biology before transferring to BCOM (Accounting). After deciding that snow was even worse than rain, he moved back to Vancouver again in 2012.
Currently enrolled in the CPA PEP program, his hobbies in his own words include baseball, baseball, baseball, as well as camping, travelling, and spending time with his “princess and his queen” (his daughter and wife)! You often hear the phrase “style goals” around Younghoon, due to his fashionable outfits in the office! Younghoon’s favorite food is salmon sushi!