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BCRFA INDUSTRY NEWS
The annual BCRFA Hall of Fame Dinner will this year be held on October 1 at the Italian Cultural Centre.
The event pays tribute to the people and restaurants that have shaped British Columbia into a vibrant, world-class culinary scene. With six different categories to present, the following awards will be presented:
- Active Restaurateur Award;
- Supplier Award;
- Friend of the Industry Award;
- Local Champion;
- Leading Employer; and
- The Industry Award.
More information on each award can be found here.
Dinner will feature an elegant Italian meal using fresh BC ingredients, a selection of BC VQA wines and cocktails highlighting native ingredients and the BC craft spirits industry.
Tickets cost $199 per person, members are $179. Table of 10 for $1900.
This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the BC restaurant and food services industry and get together with fellow restaurateurs while enjoying delicious food and drink. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this celebrated event.
The BCRFA’S Metro Vancouver Restaurant Labour Shortage Report & Recommendations is now available electronically and in hard copy.
Through the Employment Program of BC, BCRFA staff conducted interviews and research designed to analyze the employment and skills gap that is impacting employment levels in Metro Vancouver restaurants. Though it focuses on the Vancouver area, it also offers short and long-term recommendations and best practice relevant for restaurants province-wide.
We hope this report will provide value to all of our members. In the report you will find detailed tactics for operators facing immediate concerns, as well as suggested industry-wide changes as part of a long-term strategy. We hope you will make use of this report. Don’t hesitate to share your feedback.
If you want a hard copy mailed to you, please email us and send us your mailing address.
Nominations for the 2018 BC Restaurant Hall of Fame are now open.
All nominees must have attained a high level of excellence, exemplify good character and dedication, and exhibit ongoing dedication to the hospitality industry in British Columbia.
The six award categories are:
The Active Restaurateur Award – Celebrates the exceptional restaurateur who is currently active in the BC restaurant industry.
The Supplier Award – An individual who, through their work as a supplier partner, has consistently supported BC’s restaurant industry. This year, the award will have a special focus on BC brewers, winemakers or distillers that have raised the bar in local craft product and who showcase the best of the province in their offerings.
The Friend of the Industry Award – This special recognition award is presented from time to time to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the hospitality industry in British Columbia, such as media, educator, or politician.
Local Champion – An individual, retired, deceased or active person who is or has been a leader in supporting local BC food and beverage throughout their career. The individual will be recognized for making their restaurant a special experience for customers because of the ingredients they select, the farmers they work with and the pride of place that is celebrated through their creations.
Leading Employer – An active restaurateur who is a leader in increasing the visibility of, and the profile of, careers in restaurants. The individual will be recognized for creating a workplace that is welcoming, treats employees with the utmost respect and fosters an environment for recognition and growth in the workplace.
The Industry Award – An individual – retired, deceased or active – who is or has been a chef, server, manager or bartender who has demonstrated exceptional professionalism working in the restaurant industry. These individuals will be recognized for making their restaurant a special experience for customers. There is one award for Front of House, and another for Back of House.
This is your chance to recognize someone you believe has made an outstanding contribution to our industry here in BC and highlight their involvement to the broader industry.
For more information on the categories, call 604.669.2239.
To nominate someone, please click here and fill out the form.
Mark your calendar for Monday, October 1, 2018 to attend the Hall of Fame Dinner.