2019 Pinnacle Awards – Rosanna Caira Lifetime Achievement Award – John Higgins, Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts George Brown College


John Higgins and royalty just seem to go together. At the young age of 20, the native of Scotland landed at Buckingham Palace to cook for Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. Years later, after arriving in his adopted home of Canada, one of his most celebrated roles was as executive chef of the King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto — a hotel named for the Queen’s great grandfather.

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