Can you tell us a little bit about your background?

GREGORY: I’m Jamaican and was 10 years old when I came to Canada. I went to French school for 6 years, then worked in Montreal at several different jobs including painting, landscaping, renovation, music and as an assistant manager at Dollarama. I was referred to Paintbox by the YMCA in Scarborough in 2012 and became one of the opening team.

How working with Paintbox Catering & Bistro did help you in your career & personal goals?

GREGORY:Paintbox has helped me a lot. I now have a room to live in and a vehicle and am getting to know Toronto – very different from Montreal – I’ve learned about food, events and bartending.

Where are you now?   What's next for you?

GREGORY: My goal is to make money. Also to develop the night life at Paintbox. I’ve founded “Vibes Friday”, now in it’s fourth month. I’m at a good place; can not complain. I keep going and won’t give up. I like my job!