Who The Heck Are We?
Front of House
Dr. Scott Daley
Since the age of 14, Frankie has loved serving North Bay. The Art of Hospitality was introduced by her sisters and has kept growing since. Her most recent endeavour at the Raven, when she took on the position of general manager in January of 2017, is tying in all the above!
I love working here primarily because I loved coming here first. Almost 15 years in the business, spanning most positions; I've been a 'serial monogamist' with restaurants, doing 3-5 years stints. The relaxed vibe, great food and best pints & cocktails in town keep the Raven intact as my main squeeze. As a regular entertainer here, I can truly appreciate the music community we've cultivated here as well -- after all, we're the only place in town that kept a proper stage!
Kayla Liberty, a passionate lover of all things food and drink, has been with the R&R since it's early days. An artist by trade, she expresses herself through the creation of funky concoctions you can explore here Saturday nights for our cocktail program 'elixir'. She also is lead facilitator for Art Republic- our artist run venture perched upstairs here at the Raven.
Cole has tried every beer he has ever seen, and has only found a handful he doesn't like. He would be the resident beer expert if he had better taste.
Frode Hansen Bollehuus
Back of House
Leading our team is Chef Brenna Walker. Originally from Swastika, a small town just outside of Kirkland Lake is where her passion for cooking first started. After being in the industry for just over 4 years she attended the two year Culinary Management program at Canadore College. Her first job after graduating was here, at The Raven and Republic, where her skills thrived and she worked hard to obtain the Chef position in April 2017.
Sous Chef Matthew Burgess is an extremely well-rounded Chef with 30 years of experience under his belt. His culinary career started in British Columbia, and has landed him here, in North Bay where he has given 15 years to the city in different restaurants. He has been with us since 2015.
William, originally from North Bay started his culinary career 6 years ago, here, and then travelled to Mount Tremblant to further his culinary journey. He is now back in North Bay and has been with The Raven and Republic since June 2017. He is planning on attending the Culinary program at Canadore College in the fall.
We then have Taylor Burrows, originally from North Bay. He is a graduate from the Culinary Management Program, and as well as the Food and Beverage Program at Canadore College. He is furthering his skills with us here at The Raven, and has been with us since June 2017.
Lukas is the newest member of our team. Although new to The Raven, he is no stranger to the industry, with 12 years of service. Originally from North Bay, he has also worked in Toronto and Lindsay, before returning to cook, and attend school in North Bay. He is currently in his final year of the Culinary Management course at Canadore College. He has been with us since November 2017
We then have Christopher Young who is our dishwasher, a vital member to the team. He has been in the industry for 3 years, and with The Raven and Republic since July 2017.