Sabrina Raaymaker - General Manager
Sabrina began her hospitality career while completing high school in Sarnia, Ontario. In her early days, she also studied Political Science at the University of Western Ontario in London. Upon completing her education, Sabrina discovered she had a deep love of traveling. Intrigued by different cultures and culinary styles, she took the next decade to travel and work in a multitude of different countries. From comfortable pubs in her cozy home town to silver service dining in Scotland, Sabrina took in as much knowledge and experience as she could.
As Sabrina’s thirst for knowledge grew, so did her love of wine. She began her wine education in Calgary through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and after a lot of hard work, she ended up completing her advanced level WSET in Napa, California.
Since then, Sabrina has worked in a variety of some of western Canada’s most favored restaurants. From the Toby Creek Dining Room at Panorama Resort to Giorgio's Trattoria in Banff; Sabrina brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team.
In 2012, Sabrina returned to Calgary to be alongside family where she began her journey with Murrieta’s as our Beverage Manager. She continued forward, working as the Beverage Manager at Catch Restaurant & Oyster Bar, the General Manager at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and most recently, General Manager at Teatro Ristorante. In the spring of 2018, she came full circle by returning to Murrieta’s to take on a new role, as General Manager. Sabrina will continue to bring her passion for the industry to guests and coworkers alike for many years to come.
About the Artist
Shawn Smith is a recognized commercial artist whose work can be seen all over the city of Kelowna and surrounding areas. He has recently relocated to Calgary and is excited to bring his passion to a new city. Shawn’s specialty is working with chalk pastel to create chalkboard masterpieces. He is passionate about creativity, design, lettering, and of course, art! He has been a featured artist at various street art festivals and has been featured on CBC radio and local television broadcasts. Shawn’s background in graphic design and lettering shows through his chalk art, beautiful pieces which convey a clear, attractive message. Exceeding customer expectations is something Shawn prides himself in and enjoys wowing the audience with his work.
From a young age, Shawn always had a pencil, pen, or a paintbrush in his hands – doodling, creating, and exploring. Besides art, he enjoys bike riding, traveling, sports, architecture, and furniture design. Recently, Shawn traveled across Europe perusing many art galleries and museums and gaining inspiration along the way.