BC Restaurant Hall of Fame

An evening of celebrating the restaurant industry’s stars

BC Restaurant Hall of Fame

An evening of celebrating the restaurant industry’s stars.

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Details to be released in the Fall of 2017.


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.

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

We are pleased to present the inductees for 2016.

Check out this year’s winners >

Event Details

The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame and Awards Gala is an annual industry celebration not to be missed. This year’s event will feature an elegant West Coast meal presented by Executive Chef Blair Rasmussen, 2012 Restaurant Hall of Fame inductee.

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.

Date: May 8, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM Start
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place Way
Tickets: $300, or $3000 for a table of 10. BCRFA members save 10%.

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  • “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
  • “I would like to congratulate all the Inductees into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. We honor and celebrate your accomplishments, dedication and passion for our Industry. Your contributions have helped put British Columbia’s hospitality on the world stage!”
    –        Bob Parrotta, Chairperson, BCRFA
  • The individuals being inducted this year once again represent the very best of those who have made a significant difference to the BC Restaurant industry.

  • “We are excited to be the new charitable partner for this great event! The Club, restaurants and foodservice professionals challenge hunger and create a social environment for guests, and in our case, students. Through a healthy start to their day, every morning the Club changes the lives of 7,000 BC students – every dollar helps children have equal access to success. We look forward to making a difference together!”
    –        Benjamin Neumer, Breakfast Club of Canada

  • “As the chair of the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame and Awards Gala, I am so proud of the high calibre of our industry and the acclaim we receive on the world stage. Join us as we recognize the people and restaurants who have contributed to making our industry stand out in 2016.”
    –        Bill Waring, Chairperson, BC Restaurant Hall of Fame & Awards Gala

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