Meet Our Team
Senior Event Coordinator
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Yue handles our marketing and social media efforts and also heads up translation and business development for Asian clientele. She is currently finishing up a Marketing & Communications degree at SFU, and has a passion for the hospitality industry. Yue moved to Vancouver 7 years ago from Beijing, where she enjoyed all of the varied and diverse cuisine available. She loves trying new restaurants and maintains an active Instagram “foodie” account to document her eating adventures. She considers herself a very independent person and loves taking vacations on her own and exploring new places – her most recent memorable trips have been to London and Tokyo. She says it’s difficult to pick her favourite food, but she is very fond of sushi and loves visiting The Octopus Garden in Kitsilano for its traditional omakase style menu.
In her spare time, she loves hiking and exploring Vancouver’s natural beauty; she can often be found tackling the infamous Grouse Grind on weekends. She also has a keen interest in the stars and loves learning about constellations and astrology!