Erin Yamazaki – Prep Supervisor

 

Erin was born and raised in Toronto and her two main passions are food and flying.  Erin’s first job was working as a camp cook for YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth for three consecutive summers, starting at the age of 17.  Erin attended Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario and graduated with a diploma in Aviation Flight Management.  In 2011, Erin made the move out west to Medicine Hat, Alberta where she worked as a pilot for three years before returning to cooking full time.  Working in a restaurant in Medicine Hat, called Local Public Eatery (part of the Joeys Restaurant Group), Erin worked for four years and was promoted to the position of Sous Chef during this time.

 

In May 2017, Erin moved to St. Catharines and started working at Lake House.  Erin said that she applied to Lake House because she had heard of its excellent reputation as one of the best and busiest restaurants in the Niagara region.  Erin enjoys working in a fast-paced environment where she has opportunities to learn something new and to be challenged.  Erin is looking forward to discovering more of Niagara’s famous food and wine culture and she is happy to call the Niagara region her new home.