PEOPLE TO DEC. 12, 2017

Chef Jonathan Gushue joins Fogo Island Inn. Terry Sanders now with Greene team, Carlson Rezidor. Christian Cross at HVS. Cindy Schoenauer at Cushman & Wakefield. Joseph Tran wins gold. Alex Kassatly now GM, Le Germain, Ottawa.


Jonathan Gushue. Photo: Sian Richards.

Jonathan Gushue. Photo: Sian Richards.

Zita Cobb, Innkeeper of Fogo Island Inn is pleased to announce the arrival of Jonathan Gushue as executive chef of Fogo Island Inn. He returns not only to his hotel roots, but also to his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Most recently, chef Gushue was co-owner and executive chef of The Berlin Restaurant in Kitchener, Ont. He will be joining the Inn’s team as of February 1, 2018.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has named Terry Sanders as its chief development officer for the Americas, based in Minneapolis and reporting to Ken Greene, president, Americas. Sanders is a 20-year veteran of the hotel industry. Most recently, he was a Senior Broker at Alison Young in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, he held various positions at Wyndham Hotel Group, including senior vice president of development for franchised and managed hotels in the U.S. and Western Canada. Before Wyndham, Terry was a partner at DDS Capital Group. He began his hotel career in 1997 as a franchise sales director with HFS, Inc., now Cendant.

Christian Cross has joined HVS in Asheville, N.C., as a consulting and valuation associate. A recent graduate of University of Guelph, Cross was president of the Hotel
Association of Canada Guelph Student Chapter 2016-2017, and responsible for member care and communication – Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA). He was also 2017 class valedictorian, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, University of Guelph, and was part of a team that finished second nationally at #hotelNEXT presented at Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.

Cindy Schoenauer has joined Cushman & Wakefield’s V&A team as vice-president, hospitality & gaming, based in Vancouver. Since April, Schoenauer has been working with Cushman’s team on a contractual basis while travelling, and she’s now officially on board full-time. She will be working closely with Charles Suddaby, Brian Flood, Vanessa Boland, Vadess Johan, Gaith Saqqa and Daniel Fung. She brings 15 years of industry experience and has specialized in the valuation of hospitality assets in downtown, suburban, resort, and rural markets throughout Western Canada. On a personal note, Schoenauer is passionate about real estate, hotels, travel, mind-body wellness, and life.

, from Victoria’s Inn at Laurel Point, won the gold medal and the
Fulgence Charpentier Trophy at the 2017 La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jeunes Chefs
(Young Chefs) Rôtisseurs Competition held in Ottawa, Ont., on Oct. 27.  The silver medal was presented to Vancouver’s
Nathan Sundeen from Boulevards Kitchen & Oyster Bar. The bronze medallist
was Calgary’s David Ryc from The Fairmont Banff Springs. Winnipeg’s Darnell
from the St. Charles Golf Country Club was recognized for having the
highest kitchen score and received the Chef Paul Mastalir Award for Kitchen
Excellence along with a Wüsthof Knife attaché set. As
the winner of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ 2017 Regional Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs
competition, Tran will now go on to represent Canada at the 42nd
Annual Concours International des Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs, to be held in Taiwan
in September 2018.

Alex Kassatly has been appointed general manager of Le Germain Hotel Ottawa, which will open its doors in downtown Ottawa this winter. Kassatly is a hotelier at heart with decades of experience, notably as general manager of Château Frontenac and Manoir Richelieu, in Quebec City, but also at the helm of prestigious properties in China, Egypt and Dubai. More recently, he took a break from the hotel industry to study photography, a discipline that he is passionate about. A lover of travel, his journeys allow him to indulge his passion for taking photos.