Meet Our Team
Event Sales Manager
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!
Pastry Team Lead
Gary is the Sous Chef of our kitchen operation and is a large part of executing our award-winning cuisine that heads out to our clients every day. Gary joins our team with a hotel background, having spent the last several years at Vancouver’s legendary Sylvia Hotel, where he worked his way up from a line cook to Sous Chef, helping to run a large and complex food service program.
Gary’s passion for creativity and pushing his technique further was his main draw to Drew’s Catering & Events. He is an excellent mentor for younger cooks and is constantly looking for ways to help the team be more efficient in their duties.
In Gary’s spare time, he often experiments with new dishes and techniques, and when he’s not cooking he is an avid downhill mountain biker and paintball player, often taking trips to Whistler to visit the courses.
Gary’s favourite food to eat outside of work is Japanese!
Jose is actually the longest employed member of the Drew’s Catering & Events team! He walked into our then tiny kitchen 7 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 team. He has recently completed a full MBA program, and now assists in the office ensuring the quality and consistency of our food operation. He is a wizard with excel and reporting, and provides us with a great deal of valuable information every week to improve our business offerings.
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!
Laura joins our Kitchen Team bringing experience from high-end hotels in the United States, and most recently at Hawksworth here in Vancouver. Originally hailing from Colombia, Laura brings her passion and joy for the events industry to every event she’s a part of. She’s been dubbed our ‘organizational queen’ around the kitchen, as she is constantly helping other team members stay organized and efficient in their work. Laura’s favourite food is Italian, having spent time working in a high-end Italian restaurant, and in her spare time loves exploring new recipes and ingredients, as well as dancing to traditional Latin-inspired music!
Junior Pastry Chef
Mark is our hard-working Operations Supervisor, responsible for ensuring we maintain our award-winning service for all delivery based events. Mark is a whiz with logistics, handling one of the most challenging aspects of our business and takes pride in constantly pushing our service standards to higher levels. Mark’s genuine personality comes through in all his interactions with our clients and we often receive many calls and emails commending him on his attention to detail and prompt, professional service.
In Mark’s spare time, he volunteers to coach a high-school girls basketball program, regularly organizing bottle drives and other fundraising initiatives to provide support. Mark is also an avid “sneakerhead” and loves collecting and discussing all things Nike!
Mark proudly declares his favourite food as fried chicken!
Event Booking Coordinator
Menorah joined our booking team with a unique background, having worked in a notary public office and in retail. This combination of service and detail-oriented work caused her to begin considering a career in Event Coordination. Amidst a very competitive round of internship interviews, Menorah’s passion and dedication to the event field stood out and she was offered an internship at Drew’s Catering & Events. Over the next several months she showed a tireless work ethic and hunger for knowledge, eventually being offered a full-time role on our Booking Team. She handles many of our corporate clients and is always quick to greet everyone with a smile when they walk into our office front door. Menorah’s favourite sport is badminton, and she loves trying out different cafes and bistros to read and relax. Her absolute favourite food is unagi!
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Ryan joins our kitchen team with a wide range of experience in both professional kitchens and office environments. Ryan is a Certified Red Seal Chef, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and previously had worked for more than 5 years as a professional recruiter! Ryan also has a wealth of experience in working with plant-based, raw and natural diets, making him a key contributor to our plant-based menu items. In his spare time, Ryan loves the outdoors, and enjoys exploring new cafes and experimenting with new healthy eating recipes!
Sam is a marketing and communication professional who has organized marketing efforts for TEDx and international food brands, as well as for startup companies in Asia.