Born and raised in Dundas, Ontario, Alexandra Feswick formed a connection with food and nature from a very young age. Graduating from the University of Guelph with a BA in Sociology, she eagerly began training at George Brown Chef School in 2005. Feswick landed an apprenticeship at the Ancaster Mill for five years under Chef Jeff Crump, and was educated with the belief that good food should speak for itself and that it is vital to the integrity of what you’re cooking to do it with your heart. In addition to invaluable cooking skills, she also picked up knowledge about working on a farm and the importance of high quality, fresh, seasonal ingredients - insights that continue to inspire her menus today.
After relocating to Toronto in 2010, Feswick quickly gained ranking as one of Toronto’s top chefs, working behind the line at restaurants like Brockton General and Samuel J. Moore with her loyalty to fresh, local produce served in unique and elegant ways. She remains committed to food service by actively contributing to the network of culinary leaders in Ontario, and regularly donating her time and expertise to cooking for various charitable events. Career highlights so far include cooking at the venerable James Beard House, participating at Cook It Raw with some of the world’s top chefs, and being invited to compete in the influential Gold Medal Plates competition. In March 2014, Feswick joined forces with Corporate Executive Chef Teddy Corrado as Chef de Cuisine at The Drake Hotel, where she now has a place to call home and an ever-growing, ever-inspiring space to create – which includes an urban garden full of fresh herbs and ingredients, located in a secret alley off of Queen St. W.
ABOUT THE DRAKE HOTEL
Local media don’t call Drake’s kitchen “right on the mark” for nothing. After taking a stroll down West Queen West, you're sure to work up an appetite. Whether you stop by for an early breakfast in the Café, a burger + beer in the Lounge, a delicious dinner of the whole roasted fish in our decor-rotating Dining Room or to say cheers with a Rust & Bone cocktail on our Sky Yard – we think dining should be fun. Our homespun menus change with every season and we hope that you like our reinvented classics as much as we do.