Metro Toronto Convention Centre Executive Chef Receives Ontario Hostelry Institute Top Honour

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TORONTO — Duff Lampard, executive chef at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) was honoured as a Fellow of the Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) last week at the OHI Gold Awards Dinner in Toronto. OHI Fellows are recognized for their lifetime achievements and significant contributions to the hospitality industry.

With more than 20 years of experience in some of the most reputable hotels across Canada, Lampard has been highly acknowledged in the culinary world with his talent for innovative menu design and by successfully leading fine-dining productions. After his tenure as a professor at George Brown College, he became executive chef at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle where he oversaw the successful execution of foodservice for high-profile events such as the G-20.

In 2014, he moved to the MTCC and created upscale, restaurant-quality menus not typical of the North American convention scene. As executive chef, he embraces his passion for global cuisine, local ingredients and classic cooking methods.

“Chef Duff brings exceptional culinary talent and attention to detail to every event”, says Barry Smith, president and CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. “He plays an integral role in making every event memorable by bringing unmatched quality and customization to our food-and-beverage service.”

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