I started working at the Sawmill Gateway in February 2013. Without any major experience, in a short period of time, with great training I became a valuable asset to my team. I have been with the company for two and a half years. In this time, I moved from Food and Beverage Server to Supervisor. I have a passion for dealing with the customers and interacting with people. My favorite item is definitely the Rib Eye Steak. It’s wonderful, nice and juicy and full of marbling.
In my free time I like to enjoy nature, biking, and spending time with my close friends.
The most memorable moment in my life was winning second place at the Sawmill wine tour competition and going on a wonderful and full experience wine tour in Kelowna. My greatest accomplishment was my managerial promotion. My personal motto is “Life is about creating yourself”. My friends would describe me as enthusiastic, aggressive and humorous.
I am from India, The Country of Spices.
Having more than 15 years of experience in the Kitchen, I started my career in Hotels at the Claridges in New Delhi, India. Afterwards I moved to Finland and worked almost a decade there in the Kitchen, having Specialization in Indian and Continental cuisine. After moving to Canada in 2013, I joined The Sawmill Restaurant Group. The Steak House is a prominent Brand name among the province of Alberta.
My favorite dish is the Prime rib, unbeatable taste if we compare to other restaurants.
For me Customer satisfaction is the most valuable, which helps me to always improve. My work is all about the taste, and every person has a unique sense of taste, so playing with ingredients and creating a blend of desired taste is my job.
In my leisure time I love to travel, explore new places, watch movies, cook traditional foods and learn new cooking techniques.
My personal motto in context of culinary arts is, “The sky is the limit and my goal is achieving perfection with my skills and sense of taste.”
I am well known from my staff as Mama Rosie. I was born in Manila, Philippines. I attended the University of Makati in which I took my Masters Degree in Business Administration. At early age of 17 I started to work as Cook/Server in the KFC in the Philippines. I was awarded as the quickest cook amongst other locations. My first real job as manager started when I worked with Haagen Dazs in the Philippines as Purchasing Logistic Manager, I later on was involved directly with opening new branches.
My hard work and perseverance led me to decide to work in different countries such as Asia, Middle East, United States and then Canada. As a manager I have always enjoyed training and developing staff. My dream has always been to become a Lawyer. I love cooking, singing and reading Stephen Covey books. I always smile and I am fun to work with. My motto is “Making Life Delicious in Everyone We Serve”. My greatest achievement was being trained in Thailand and Dallas Texas where I learned to work both BOH and FOH.