Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) announced the recipients of its annual Gold
Awards in early February.
Chairman’s OHI 2015 Lifetime Achievement Gold Awards will be awarded to the
Kostuch Media president Mitch Kostuch (posthumously); John Rothschild,
vice-chair of Cara Operations; and Sir Corp. chairman Grey Sissons.
of the year goes to Robert Housez, general manager of
the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre, for his work with the Greater
Toronto Hotel Association.
the foodservice chain/group operator category, the award goes to Aaron Ciancone
and Jeff Crump of Pearle Hospitality (formerly The Landmark Group), which was
founded by the Ciancone family in 1936.
restaurateur is awarded to chef Rob Gentile
and King Street Food Company for Buca.
co-owner and executive chef Keith Froggett is the 2015 OHI chef
of the year.
who previously received the OHI’s chef award in 1999, is being lauded for his
work as director of the George Brown College Chef School.
the supply side, Monforte Dairy’s Ruth Klahsen
was named artisan of the year and Gordon Food Service president Dean Noble
is being awarded supplier of the year.
food stylist and Food
Network Canada culinary producer, was picked in the media
OHI Gold Awards Dinner will be held on April 23.