TORONTO — Toronto’s Drake Hotel has hired Ted Corrado to be its first corporate executive chef.
After a seven-year run at the Royal Ontario Museum’s C5, Corrado will now oversee the Drake hotel’s food program at its Queen Street location.
“I’m excited to join a company whose philosophies so closely mirror my own. The Drake has such respect for history and tradition, while at the same time, thriving on creativity and innovation,” said Corrado. “The Drake kitchen is awesome. I’ve been in it before for 86’D Mondays. I always enjoy that everyone is excited to be in the space working,” said the chef whose career includes stints at George, Luce and Rain restaurants in Toronto.
The Toronto native, who counts chefs Michel Bras and Anthony Walsh as two toques he admires, says he’ll bring his fondness for slow food and traditional cooking techniques to the hotel. “We plan on building a vibrant, interesting and fun take on contemporary dining with [a] sustainable and approachable culinary program,” he said.
Corrado will helm the Drake’s Toronto location and supervise the food program at the Drake Devonshire Inn in Wellington, Ont.