BCRFA Hall of Fame Inductees

Feb 07, 2017 bcrfauser01

BCRFA announces 2016 Hall Of Fame inductees and Restaurant Award Nominees

Vancouver, BC – February 7, 2017 – The BCRFA is thrilled to announce the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees. Voted on by BCRFA members over the month of November, these award winners embody what the BC restaurant scene is all about.

2016 Hall Of Fame Inductees:

Active Restaurateur Award:

Peter Zambri – Owner/Chef, Zambri’s

Darren Flintoff – President, Stonewater Group/Mr. Mikes

Back of House Award:

James Kennedy – Training Chef/Chef de Cuisine, White Spot

Front of House Award:

Margot Baloro – Restaurant Operations, Manager Forage & Timber

Supplier Award:

Doug Ramsay – Managing Director, Premium Brands  

Dave Halstead – Corporate Direct Sales, Squirrel Systems

Friend of Industry Award:

Fred Lee – Media/Social Media Personality, Fred About Town, CBC, Vancouver Courier

“These inductees have truly exhibited the highest levels of excellence in their respective categories,” says BCRFA HOF Chair Bill Waring. “They bring our province both honour and pride, and exemplify the best of our industry by demonstrating leadership, strong character and dedication.”

In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees, this year, the BCRFA has also added the addition of new award categories. Nominees for each category below were nominated by the industry and the winners will be chosen by the public. For the full list of restaurant nominees and to VOTE for your favorite restaurant, visit www.bcrfahalloffame.com

Best Restaurant Award; Multi-unit

Best Restaurant Award; Independent

Best Restaurant Award: New Restaurant

Best Restaurant Award: Creative

Best Restaurant Award: Social Multi Unit

Best Restaurant Award: Social Independent

Voting is open to the public until 11:59pm PST on March 24th, 2017.

Inductees will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame and the awards winners announced on May 8th, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year, the BCRFA is thrilled to announce the next step in the growth of the event, by hosting an upscale gala with the program featuring a decadent three-course dinner, signature cocktails, musical entertainment and unique auction, dancing and local celebrity emcees, Jay Demerit and Ann Luu.

In addition, in recognition of their incredible work feeding hungry children across British Columbia and Canada, The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Awards is pleased to align with the Breakfast Club of Canada as the charity of choice for the evening.

Tickets to the BCRFA Hall of Fame awards gala can be purchased at: www.bcrfahalloffame.com