Ted Corrado – Corporate Executive Chef, Drake Hotel Properties
Chef Ted Corrado joined Drake Hotel Properties as Corporate Executive Chef in 2013. Prior to taking the culinary reins at Drake, Corrado was Executive Chef at the Royal Ontario Museum's lauded c5 Restaurant, where he was part of the 2006 launch team as Chef de Cuisine. In its first year, c5 was heralded as one of Toronto Life's 10 Best New Restaurants, a Top Ten accolade the restaurant held each year that Corrado helmed its kitchen.
Corrado also won Chef of the Year in 2008 from the Compass Group Canada and was named a Top 10 Chef in Toronto for the Gold Medal Plates competitions between 2009 and 2011. Corrado was inducted as a Fellow to the Ontario Hostelry Institute in 2011, a distinction shared by only a handful of Chefs in the province. As a founding member of Crosstown Kitchens, Corrado supports local sustainable initiatives, and works closely with The Stop Community Food Centre.
Rounding out his culinary authority, Corrado is also closely affiliated with The Group of Seven, a prominent food collective that specializes in forward thinking food events. Corrado holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from York University and a Chef Training certificate from George Brown College.