Robert Housez named OHI Gold Awards hotelier

The Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) announced the recipients of its annual Gold Awards in early February.

The
Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) announced the recipients of its annual Gold
Awards in early February.

The
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.

Hotelier
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.

In
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.

Independent
restaurateur is awarded to chef Rob Gentile
and King Street Food Company for Buca.

Scaramouche
co-owner and executive chef Keith Froggett is the 2015 OHI chef
of the year.

John Higgins,
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.

On
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.

Claudia Bianci,
food stylist and Food
Network Canada
culinary producer, was picked in the media
category.

The
OHI Gold Awards Dinner will be held on April 23.