A Covid-19 Culinary Crusade

Success Story

in the Making

The Eclectic Connoisseur is a total of almost everything that reflects my passions and pursuits throughout my life.  My name is Drew Farion, the founder of the Eclectic Connoisseur, and this is my story.To put this into perspective, I need to pull back the curtains and share with you my road less travelled:To say that the most significant cultural shock I ever suffered in my life was my return to Canada would be an understatement. For the most part, the people who I thought to be my friends because my global experiences only reminded them of all the things THEY had not done with the best years of their life.One comment made to me was that all I brought back to Canada after ten years of my walkabout were the clothes on my back.My walkabout helped re-motivate me to not adapt to a status quo life but rather reject these principles. This motivation put me back on a path of walking down the road of life, moving and grooving to the sound of my own ‘Funk Beat’. Finding people with a similar mindset is much more interesting anyway. So, for almost my entire life, I have been a serial entrepreneur.

My Self Made Companies

Sherwood Capital

A closed Investment Fund

Connoisseur Club

An international Import / Export business (where I created the motto ‘Add more Life to your Lifestyle’)

The Capitalists

A corporate communications and stock promotion company

Pac Fast Freight Systems

The first company in Canada to configure how to package personal goods and ship with traditional Freight carriers

Kaleidoscope Capital

Capital advisor/ Intermediary to projects looking for Infrastructure Funding

Define

Eclectic


adjective Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. A conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, and or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject or applies different theories in particular cases.

Define

Connoisseur


noun ‘To be acquainted with’ or to know someone/something is a person who has a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts, cuisine and/or is an expert judge in the matters of taste.

Eclectic

or

Connoisseur?

Eclectic Connoisseur. Now there is a mouthful. I often struggle to use $100 words, but rarely do I ever see them back to back. When I first told someone the name of my new company he asked me “Can you even spell those words?” Fair question and the truthful answer is spelling ‘connoisseur’ properly caught me out the first few times… but hey, at least I know spell check is working!

So why did I choose this name for my company and, for that matter, what does it even mean? The straight-up answer to this question is that I choose this name because I wanted to brand a Life Style.

The words Eclectic and Connoisseur are almost counterpoints of one another. Someone Eclectic ‘does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm’ while a Connoisseur is someone who does.

This is the foundational story that gave rise to choosing to brand our company the Eclectic Connoisseur: To me, the equal sign of combining these two $100 words is an Eclectic person who encapsulates wanting to add more life to their lifestyle and has an aspect of a being a Connoisseur that would, in our case, be someone who claims authority, efficacy, and advocacy to promote the gourmet life!

Founding Principles

Many of life’s most memorable moments start in the kitchen and finish at the dining room table.

That you cannot put a price on sharing the finer things in life with the ones you love the most.

That the greatest gift is the gift of giving.

We want to be your gastronomic guides to help you create many new dining experiences with those you care about most

To focus on the finer things in life because we have all had to sacrifice so much already. We want you to be able to make the most of those precious moments with your loved ones during these hard times.

To adjust with the new normal of COVID-19 by bringing food and groceries to your doorstep.

To provide you all with an online directory where we have done all the hard work for you, and all you have to do is let your fingers do the walking.