WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger was the latest political head to be presented with his very own chef’s jacket after a recent meeting with the Canadian Restaurant Foodservices Association (CRFA).
According to the association, CRFA director Diana Coutu of Winnipeg and CEO Garth Whyte met with Selinger to discuss several Manitoba restaurant success stories and the importance of the industry, which is one of the province’s largest employers, with nearly 39,000 direct employees. It also provides one in five jobs for people under the age of 25.
“The restaurant industry makes a huge contribution to employment, tourism and sense of community,” said Whyte. “We were very pleased to have the opportunity to share this message with Premier Selinger and to encourage him to create a stable business environment so that our members continue to expand and invest in Manitoba.”
Photo courtesy of the CRFA.