OHI Announces Gold Award Winners


TORONTO — The Ontario Hostelry Institute has announced its 2011 Gold awardees, who will be honoured April 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

This year’s slate of winners include: Mark Pacinda of Boston Pizza (Foodservice Chain Operator); Armando Mano of Centro Restaurant, Lounge & Catering (Independent Restaurateur); Andy Loges of Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites (Hotelier); Michael Olson of the Niagara Culinary Institute (Educator of the Year) and Karen Gelbart of Food Television (Media/Publishing). Jonathan Gushue, Foodservice and Hospitality magazine’s Pinnacle Award-winning 2010 Chef of the Year, picks up the Gold Award in the Chef category. This year’s Gold-winning supplier is Fatos Pristine of Toronto’s Cheese Boutique and the 2011 Chairman’s OHI Gold Award goes to Kathleen Taylor of the Four Seasons.

Capping the evening will be the presentation of the Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Gold Award, selected by Charles Grieco. This year’s honour goes to renowned chef Jamie Kennedy, the owner of Gilead and recent Order of Canada recipient.

The Gold Awards Dinner celebrates the excellence and success of industry and educational leaders in the hospitality industry.


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