VANCOUVER — SilverChef has announced the finalists for its 2020 Hospitality Awards program. The finals will take place at the Restaurants Canada Show in Toronto on March 3.
Finalists have been acknowledged for setting new standards in the areas of innovation, sustainability and social responsibility and impact and will compete for the chance to win $5,000 of commercial equipment to help grow their business.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate our finalists who represent some of Canada’s most innovative and impactful hospitality leaders. As well as recognizing hard-working entrepreneurs in the industry, our awards will bring together a community of innovative leaders at the Restaurants Canada Show,” says Robert Phelps, president, SilverChef.
The finalists in each category include:
Communitarian Award: Hospitality operators who give back either through charitable giving or hiring practices that impact their local communities.
● Radical Gardens – Timmins, Ont
● Punk Rock Pastries – Vancouver
Momentum Award: Establishments that have made the largest leap forward in terms of sustainability or environmental conservation (e.g. food waste management).
● Somun Superstar – Toronto
● Knifey Spooney – Kingston, Ont
Entrepreneur of the Year: New businesses that have introduced something exciting, either through technology or service offerings. This award recognizes the obstacles faced by hospitality entrepreneurs, and highlights the winner’s achievements in their first year of business.
● Ozzy’s Burgers – Toronto
● Just Bite Me Meals – St. Albert, Alta.
Hospitality Business of the Year: From the six finalists, the hospitality operator with the highest overall score will also be crowned Hospitality Business of the Year.