TORONTO — After a long and valiant battle with cancer, Dominic Zoffranieri, a veteran of the Toronto culinary scene passed away in late February.
Zoffranieri began his career with Hyatt Hotels in the late ‘70s, and then moved to Delta Hotels where he remained for many years. A long-time member of Toronto’s Escoffier Society, Zoffranieri was a talented and passionate chef who cared deeply about the industry. After leaving Delta Hotels in the 1990s, Zoffranieri became an industry consultant, sharing his knowledge and understanding of the industry with many operators and suppliers. He also had a stint as a restaurant operator when he operated Dipamo’s Barbecue restaurant. In between his various industry jobs, Zoffranieri was also a regular columnist at Foodservice and Hospitality magazine, writing a monthly equipment column. He leaves behind his wife Carol and son Joshua.