Hall of Fame 2018 Recap
BC Restaurant Hall of Fame took place on October 1 at the Italian Cultural Centre. The event was a benchmark for the association as it was the first time that six of 10 inductees were women. Hosted by Jody Vance, the event was attended by 400 industry insiders. Over 20 previous Hall of Fame members, joined the class of 2018 as they were recognized for their contribution to hospitality in BC.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees Sequoia Company of Restaurants’ Eva Gates, winemaker Sandra Oldfield, Les Amis du Fromage’s Allison Spurrell, Burdock and Co.’s Andrea Carlson, the Pear Tree’s Stephanie Jaeger, and Pauline Felicella along with her husband Nick of Nick’s Spaghetti House, Chris Mills and Geoff Boyd of Joey Restaurants and Campagnolo’s Robert Belcham. Angelina Froste and John Aisenstat were honoured posthumously.
The silent and live auction benefited the BC Hospitality Foundation.
Check out 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Fred Lee’s column covering the event: