Colette Grand Cafe is a restaurant that never sleeps.
Located in Toronto’s King West neighborhood, it’s part of the Thompson Hotel and caters to locals and visitors alike. The restaurant has also found a way to become a solution for almost every imaginable dining experience: the quick croissant and latte you grab on the way to work, the business lunch, and the decadent Sunday brunch. It’s also a favorite for bridal parties and birthdays, and runs a massive catering operation. And it’s the ultimate date spot on a Saturday night.
The logistics of running so many different micro-businesses in one are complex and impressive, especially considering the acclaim and success Colette has enjoyed since opening last summer. We talked to Executive Chef Amira Becarevic to find out how it’s done, piece by piece.