TORONTO — Leading up to Food Day Canada on August 3, George Brown College welcomed 40 industry professionals to a Canadian bounty lunch —served family style around a communal, harvest table — on August 1.
Food Day Canada was started by food writer and activist Anita Stewart more than 10 years ago as a way for Canadians to share menus, pictures and stories of Canadian food and the people who work hard to make it happen.
In addition to enjoying some of Canada’s incredible bounty, the Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts at George Brown also announced this year’s winners of its Canadian-Treasures program, an initiative that spotlights the accomplishments of distinguished organizations in the area of areas of food, beverage, hospitality, accommodation and tourism. The initiative highlights the critical role these organisations play as best-in-class leaders, in showcasing the best qualities of their regions and in advancing local economic and cultural development.
This year’s inductees included Normand Laprise, chef and founder of Toque, Bill Simpson, COO of Drake Hotel Properties and Fairmont Mountain Resorts and Scaramouche RestaurantinToronto.