Chefs Help Reinvent Pearson Airport’s Food Program


TORONTO — Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is undergoing a food reno this summer as the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) prepares a new food program featuring celebrity chef-branded nosh.

“Toronto Pearson serves as the first and last impression of this region for nearly 34-million air travellers annually, and we’sre making our dining options part of the positive Toronto experience,” said Pamela Griffith-Jones, chief marketing and commercial Officer for the GTAA, of the development announcement.

Among the new offerings will be Fetta Panini Bar, an Italian concession by Mark McEwan; Marathi, an Indian food concept by Hemant Bhagwani; Trillium, a restaurant with international cuisine from Claudio Aprile; Corso, a classic Italian trattoria by Rocco Agostino; and Acer a modern Japanese restaurant from Guy Rubino.

OTG Management, an American company specializing in airport food makeovers, will manage the new food program. “The Toronto Pearson experience will truly be something special,” said Rick Blatstein, CEO of OTG Management, of the project. “Through wonderful dining options and beautiful design, this program has been developed to give guests a welcoming and relaxing experience.”

The new food program is expected to be completed by 2013.

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