Ontario’s foodservice and hospitality rising stars

TORONTO — The Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) announced the recipients of its 2015 Top 30 Under 30 recognition program in mid-February.

Hayden Johnston, Chef de cuisine, Richmond Station

Hayden Johnston, Chef de cuisine, Richmond Station

TORONTO — The Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) announced the recipients of its 2015 Top 30 Under 30 recognition program in mid-February.

The annual list celebrates young professionals in the hospitality and foodservice sectors.

Here are this year’s honourees:

Sarah Atzmueller, Head butcher, The Healthy Butcher

Sophie Doria, President’s Choice Test Kitchen chef recruitment and externship officer, Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Bykova D’Sa, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, George Brown College

Christine Fancy, Corporate pastry chef, The Drake Hotel commissary

Julia Gilmore, Product development co-ordinator, Ontario Tourism Alliance

Gracie Goad, Food and beverage manager, The Drake Hotel Properties

Rebecca Gordon, Student leader, University of Guelph

Brianne Hawley, Wine student liaison, social media, Niagara College

Michelle Hewitt, General manager, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Lee Jackson, General manager, Oliver & Bonacini

Hayden Johnston, Chef de cuisine, Richmond Station

Emma Kamp, Assistant general manager, Bread Bar Guelph, Pearle Hospitality

Marc Kanatkin, Manager, Imago Restaurants Inc.

Yiannis Kokolakis, Roomservice and stewarding manger, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Kristin Leiska, Senior marketing manager, Tortoise Restaurant Group

Benjamin Lillico, Chef de partie, Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa

Semion Merzon, Franchise owner and operator, Aroma Café

Marcus Monteiro, Executive chef, Brassaii Restaurant

Emily Newton-Przulj, Executive meeting manager, The Fairmont Royal York

Garrett O’Kane, General manager, O&B Events, Oliver and Bonacini

Candace Rambert, Culinary technician, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, George Brown College, Food Innovation and Research Studio

Sarah Russell, Meeting and event manager, The Westin Harbour Castle 

Michelle Siman, New product introductions specialist, Tim Hortons

Jay Thomsen, Executive general manager, Chase Hospitality Group

Mark Tsujimoto, Assistant guest services manager, Park Hyatt Toronto

Audrius Valiulis, Account manager, apetito Canada

Carolina Ventura, Assistant catering manager, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Mary Catherine Wasilik, Customer experience, Rosewood Estates Winery

Nikki Weiler, Owner and manager, Janet Lynn’s Bistro