Our Dream Team Staff

Jim Drake

Jim Drake

Executive Chef

Jim brings more than twenty years of culinary and management experience to Avery Lane. Jim began cooking professionally while earning his bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Throughout his career Jim has passionately cooked professionally while managing a career in management and executive recruiting. In 2013, Jim put away his white collar in favor of his chef’s jacket, electing to engage his passion to cook full time. Jim brings restaurant, catering, BBQ, and private-chef experience to our team. “There is no question that food—the warmth and sustenance that it brings—is an integral and enjoyable part of the recovery experience. Our culinary team strives to make meal time the most enjoyable part of each client’s day,” says Jim.

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