2018 BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductees
“The inductees into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame this year are impressive. The 8 individuals being inducted represent the very best of those who have made a significant difference to the BC Restaurant industry.”
Bob Parrotta, Chair
BC Restaurant and Food Services Association
1. ACTIVE RESTAURATEUR
Celebrates exceptional restaurateurs currently active in the BC restaurant industry.
- Robert Belcham – Campagnolo/Campagnolo Roma/Monarch Burger/Popina Canteen
- Chris Mills & Geoff Boyd – Joey Restaurant Group
Recognizes leaders of the BC restaurant industry for their contribution over the length of their career, and who are retired from daily operations.
- Nick & Pauline Felicella – Nick’s Spaghetti House
3. LOCAL CHAMPION
Individual who is a leader in supporting local BC food and beverage through all facets of their career. They make their restaurant a special experience because of the ingredients they select, the farmers they work with and the pride of place that is celebrated through their creations.
- Andrea Carlson – Burdock and Co. & Harvest Community Foods
4. INDUSTRY AWARD
Individual who is or has been a chef, server, manager, bartender and who has demonstrated exceptional professionalism working in the restaurant industry. These individuals are recognized for making their restaurant a special experience for customers.
- Stephanie Jaeger – The Pear Tree Restaurant
5. LEADING EMPLOYER
An active restaurateur who is a leader in increasing the visibility of, and the profile of, careers in restaurants. Recognized for creating a workplace that is welcoming, treats employees with the utmost respect and fosters and environment for recognition and growth.
- Eva Gates – Sequoia Company of Restaurants
6. FRIEND OF INDUSTRY
An individual who has provided exceptional support to the restaurant industry – either as a supplier, educator, reporter, or politician
- Sandra Oldfield – Elysian Projects
7. SUPPLIER AWARD
Celebrates an individual who, through their work as a supplier partner, has made a contribution to hospitality in BC.
- Allison Spurrell – Les Amis du Fromage
The Hall of Fame inductees will be honoured at a black tie gala on October 1, 2018. This extraordinary event will feature a reception presented by the Keg Steakhouse & Bar and Gordon Food Service, celebrity presenters and guests and a veritable feast prepared by the Italian Cultural Centre’s Executive Chef Jackson Noah which of course will be paired with the best of BC wines.
BC Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson notes “I would like to congratulate the 2018 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 culinary scene on the world stage!”