London Hospitality Awards Gala: The winners are…

The annual ORHMA London Hospitality Awards Gala, held Feb. 5, raises scholarship funds for students in Fanshawe College’s hospitality program. Here are the winners, selected through a People’s Choice nominations process.

Stacy King (left) presents the cheque to Fanshawe College.

Stacy King (left) presents the cheque to Fanshawe College.

The annual ORHMA London Hospitality Awards Gala is an opportunity to bring together and formally recognize the great hospitality and tourism professionals in the London region. 

As part of ORHMA’s commitment to professional development, the goal is to raise scholarship funds that will directly support students in Fanshawe College’s School of Tourism and Hospitality. This year, ORHMA London regional chair Stacy King presented a cheque for $1,000 to Fanshawe.

The nominees and award winners of this gala are selected through a People’s Choice nominations process and voting by the general public in the region.  

The winners of the recent London Hospitality Awards Gala held on Monday February 5th, 2018 at the London Convention Centre were:

Best Server Award – Karah Fratschko – Dawghouse Pub & Eatery

Best Bartender Award – Kali Van Colen – Shelly’s Tap & Grill

Favourite Bar Award – Joe Kools 

Favourite Restaurant Award – Chuck’s Roadhouse 

Favourite Hotel Award – Homewood Suites by Hilton London 

Favourite Hotel Representative – Richard Renaud – Courtyard by Marriott London

Favourite Event – Coin Your Logo for Cancer 

Supplier of the Year – Fred Start Foods 

Hotel of the Year – Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn 

Restaurant of the Year – Blake’s Bistro & Bar 

Chef of the Year – Nick Gucanin – Gazibark (Chef Nick) – Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn

Heart of the House Award – Donna Chute – Towneplace Suites by Marriott London

Facility of the Year – London Convention Centre 

“ORHMA sends a warm congratulations to all finalists
and nominees for their commitment to service and for contribution to the
betterment of Ontario’s hospitality industry,” said Tony Elenis, president and CEO, ORHMA.