WCFW Thanks Sponsor El Cortez

Since opening, El Cortez has been adding some latin flavour to Old Strathcona with their twist on tacos, tequila, and live music.

The co-owners have close ties to the music industry and their love for supporting the arts shines through in many of the things that El Cortez does beyond serving incredible dishes. Two of the co-owners, Michael Maxxis and Melanie Swerdan, use the relationships they’ve built to develop opportunities for Edmonton to enjoy exciting experiences like their live music and concerts in their tequila cellar.

El Cortez is no stranger to supporting Edmonton’s creative community, they’re proud to provide a unique venue to showcase their talents. They’re committed to supporting community events and initiatives; El Cortez aims to be a place that has a reputation for unique events in addition to excellent food and craft cocktails.

Marketing Manager Cressida Raffin explains that partnering with WCFW is an obvious fit; the El Cortez team believes that no business is successful without the support of the community they’re immersed in and that giving back, and being able to offer support creates a mutually beneficial relationship with the community beyond providing great food and atmosphere. She says that “there are a lot of shared values between WCFW and El Cortez…it’s a great marriage, the shared passion for culture, creativity and artistic beauty but also the desire to strengthen the community they are in on a whole.”

Their partnership with WCFW goes beyond the fashion weeks, acting as hosts to fashion events throughout the year. You can visit El Cortez every night during Western Canada Fashion Week for the official afterparties. Check them out at elcortezcantina.com to see their menu and special events.