Save the date – Monday October 7, 2019
An evening of celebrating the restaurant industry’s stars


In 2018, we recognized these outstanding individuals for their contribution to our industry! Robert Belcham, Geoff Boyd, Chris Mills, Allison Spurrell, Sandra Oldfield, Andrea Carlson, Eva Gates and Nick & Pauline Felicella.

We recognize the life and contribution of posthumous inductees Angelina Froste and John Aisenstat.


Know someone that should be nominated for the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame? Nominate them today

  • “I look forward to this event every year. It is a wonderful opportunity to salute the people and the restaurants who shape BC’s vibrant and unique restaurant industry. We are fortunate in this province to have such depth and expertise in our hospitality field.”
    –        Ian Tostenson, President and CEO, BCRFA
  • “BC Restaurant Hall of Fame is an evening dedicated to celebrating the people who work tirelessly to contribute to the excellence of British Columbia’s restaurant industry. We honor and celebrate the accomplishments, dedication and passion of all those who make our industry world class. I urge you to nominate someone today who you know has made a difference.”
    –        Bob Parrotta, Chairperson, BCRFA
  • “The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame is a unique opportunity to celebrate the people that make a difference to service, hospitality and dining in British Columbia. Since 2004, we’ve been honouring individuals who contribute not just to their business, but to their communities and the the industry as a whole.”

    Ian Tostenson, President & CEO, BCRFA



The British Columbia restaurant scene is one of the most outstanding in the world in terms of diversity, unique concepts, exceptional food quality, excellent wine & bartending culture, professional service and value for the customer.

An initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association, the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame is a celebration of the people and the restaurants that make our industry world class. Since 2004, the innovation and dedication of outstanding individuals has been recognized through their admission into the only Restaurant Hall of Fame in Canada.

We know that in addition to individuals, the brands and the people behind them are positively changing the BC restaurant experience. In recognition of our age of branding and social media, we are expanding our recognition to include restaurants themselves for their excellence and their contribution to building an unparalleled restaurant culture in British Columbia.

Learn more about the awards >


The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame & Awards Gala pays tribute to the people and the restaurants that have shaped British Columbia into a vibrant world class culinary scene. The BCRFA is proud to play an integral role in acknowledging those that have helped us to achieve this outstanding reputation.

All inductees must have exhibited the highest levels of excellence bringing both honour and pride to the British Columbia hospitality industry. They exemplify the best of our industry by demonstrating strong character and dedication. They should be shining examples of inspiration to present and future generations.

Check out the list of 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

2018 Inductees >


The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Gala is an annual industry celebration not to be missed. This year’s event will feature an elegant Italian meal using fresh BC ingredients presented by the Italian Cultural Centre.

Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM Reception
Location: Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4
Tickets: $199, BCRFA members $179. $1900 for a table of 10.

The evening starts with a cocktail reception with signature cocktails designed to feature BC’s unique ingredients and up-and-coming crafts spirits industry. As you dine, you will enjoy a selection of fine BC VQA wines. 

If you work in restaurant and foodservice, or are passionate about BCs food and restaurant scene, join us as we celebrate our industry’s star restaurants and the people behind them.

Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan St Vancouver