Santiago’s O&B Story

Santiago immigrated to Canada in 2014 and started as a Server Assistant with O&B Canteen shortly thereafter. His work ethic and passion for hospitality were immediately recognized and he was quickly promoted to Key Employee and then Assistant Manager. Keep reading below to find out how Santiago got to where he is today!

Santiago’s Journey



Promoted to Assistant Manager

Santiago was offered the opportunity to assist the team at Luma as a Key Employee during the busy Toronto International Film Festival. This experience was challenging and tested all the skills he had been developing over the past couple of years. Having proven himself, Santiago was offered a promotion to management at Luma.


O&B Café Grill Yonge & Front

Transitioned to Key Employee

After a year of serving, he wanted to try out the management route, with the full support of his managers, and was given the opportunity to transition into a Key Employee role.


O&B Café Grill Yonge & Front

Promoted to Server

Looking for a new challenge, Santiago transferred to one of the Café Grills as a full-time Server.



Hired as a Server Assistant

Santiago developed skills as a Server Assistant while also training as a Grab-and-Go attendant, bartender and server.


Moved to Canada

Santiago immigrated to Canada in August 2014 enrolled in George Brown’s Hospitality Management program.

Santiago Olaya

“At first I just needed a job to help pay for school, so I joined O&B as a Server Assistant; however when I saw how aligned the company’s vision and values were to mine, I decided to stay and build a career with O&B.”