audrey surrao

Meet Audrey Surrao, a dynamic force in the world of culinary excellence and hospitality. As the Co-owner of RauDZ Creative Concepts Restaurant Group, Audrey, alongside her business partner and co-owner Chef Rod Butters, has masterfully crafted a small culinary empire that has redefined the dining scene in Kelowna and beyond.

With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Audrey’s journey in the world of gastronomy began in 2001 when she relocated to Kelowna. Her vision and dedication led to the opening of their inaugural venture, Fresco Restaurant, in June of the same year. This fine dining establishment quickly garnered attention and acclaim, earning the prestigious AAA 4 Diamond award within an astonishingly short span of three months. This remarkable achievement stands as a testament to Audrey and her team’s unwavering commitment to excellence.

Audrey’s multifaceted role within the RauDZ Creative Concepts Restaurant Group showcases her versatile expertise. From overseeing Human Resources and Marketing to managing Accounting, Audrey’s influence permeates every facet of the business. Her hands-on approach extends to the development of beverage lists, front-of-house sales training, and nurturing staff growth. She’s also instrumental in curating the selection and promoting retail products in their kitchen market shop, underscoring her keen business acumen.

With an unparalleled passion for the culinary arts and a profound understanding of the hospitality industry, Audrey has been an integral part of Kelowna’s tourism landscape for over 22 years. Her deep-rooted connections and insights have contributed significantly to the region’s gastronomic evolution.