If you talk to RauDZ Regional Table owners Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao about the success of their restaurant they are quick to remind you that it is largely due to their amazing management team. Unless you sit kitchen-side you may miss meeting Evelynn Takoff who is the co-chef de cuisine and has been at RauDZ for over four years. Takoff has won the prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship twice. Sharing the chef de cuisine role is the talented Tyler Leeson who recently placed second in the BC Chef of the Year Competition and is a certified chef de cuisine.
The front of house at RauDZ flows smoothly in the capable hands of assistant manager Amy Laird who is both brilliant and gorgeous with amazing presence and poise. Laird trained with Earls group of restaurants. Danielle Hutton is the newest member of the management team and joined as assistant manager after her time with Top Table Group at Araxi, West, and as the manager at Blue Water Cafe in Vancouver. Behind the bar you’ll find bar manager Micah Jenson who is the creative force behind the amazing cocktail list with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of spirits and cocktails. Jenson will be quick to pour you a drink you won’t soon forget.
A big congratulation to owners Surrao and Butters for attracting, training and holding on to such great talent.
~ Cassandra Anderton