Food and Beverage Manager Patrick Allard

What was your first job in hospitality? Cooking burgers, steamed hot dogs and poutine in a tiny shack till 5am at the age of 13.

What inspires you most in your job? Our team in Aura and my hotel coworkers.

What is a work habit that you take home with you? Saying thank you all the time and “hi” to everyone even at the grocery store.

What is your most memorable food or wine experience? The Willow Inn on Lummi Island in Washington State. 21 courses with wine pairings. Top 50 best restaurant in the world. Also, Ho Lee Fok in Hong Kong (the food was so different… duck tongue, chicken feet, frog legs