HALIFAX – The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has named Nova Scotia Premier, Darrell Dexter, an honorary chef. The announcement was made on Monday, Sept. 28, at a Maritime tour meeting that introduced Garth Whyte as CRFA’s new president and CEO. Whyte took the helm of the 33,000-member association in mid-June. “The restaurant industry makes a huge contribution to employment, tourism and sense of community,” said Whyte. “We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to share this message with Premier Dexter, and to encourage him to create a stable business environment so that our members continue to expand and invest in Nova Scotia.” The tour of the Atlantic provinces coincides with CRFA’s 65th anniversary.
CRFA chairperson Brenda O’Reilly of St. John’s, and Halifax restaurateur Chris Tzaneteas, passed along several messages to the Premier, including the fact that the restaurant industry provides nearly one in five jobs for young people under the age of 25.
The tour continued with P.E.I Premier Robert Ghiz being honoured with the presentation of an honorary chef’s jacket Tuesdsay, Sept. 29. For more info on the tour click here.