Nick Di Donato’s passion for restaurants was ignited at a young age. At 15, he got his first taste of restaurant work as a busboy at Lorenzo’s Restaurant, a high-end Italian eatery his father owned in Toronto’s Dufferin and Dupont neighbourhood. He worked there for four years, learning various lessons on the go and inculcating his love of the hospitality industry. By the time he graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science and Professional Engineering degree, he realized the only thing he wanted to engineer was success in the restaurant industry.
Congratulations Liberty Entertainment Group’s Nick Di Donato on winning the 2018 Independent Restaurateur of the Year.