The 2023 Inductees Are Here!

The 2023 inductees have been announced! And it’s time to take a look at who we’ll be celebrating this year.

2023 Sponsors:

“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 honour and celebrate the accomplishments, dedication and passion of all those who make our industry world class.” 

–        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 and 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.

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The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Gala Evening 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.


The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Gala is an annual industry celebration not to be missed. We are excited to gather again in 2023 with our colleagues to celebrate the accomplishments of the talented people that make our food and beverage culture in BC top-notch.

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM Reception
Location: Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4

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 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.