Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge
Daniel Quintas, Chef/Owner
Insomnia is a local favourite nestled in the heart of the Annex offering comfort foods and exciting cocktails. The owner, Daniel, looks for employees who want to work at his restaurant, not just people who want to work. It's a small restaurant, it's important that people get along. Daniel found the program offered by Humber College and Christian Horizons very exciting and wanted to participate. He interviewed Maddie and they connected instantly. Maddie was given duties, such as a cleaning and food prep, as she progressed, she was given more substantial tasks such as cutting, preparing new recipes, sauces, dressing, portioning and sautéing. Maddie made an instant connection with her surrounding and her coworkers truly adore her. Maddie really blossomed through her work placement and the confidence she has gained has really changed her as a person.