2005 Hall of Fame Inductees

Active Restaurateur

Celebrating exceptional restaurateurs currently active in the BC restaurant industry

  • Erwin Doebeli — The William Tell
  • Umberto Menghi — Umberto’s


Industry Award

Individual – retired, deceased or active – who is or has been a chef, server, manager, bartender and who has demonstrated exceptional professionalism working in the restaurant industry. These individuals will be recognized for making their restaurant a special experience for customers

Back of House

  • Bruno Marti — Chef/Owner, La Belle Auberge

Front of House

  • Ann Bentley — General Manager, Aqua Riva


Friend of the Industry

An individual who has provided exceptional support to the restaurant industry – either a supplier, restaurant reporter, or politician who has consistently supported BC’s restaurant industry

  • Harry McWatters — Sumac Ridge Winery
  • Peter Whittall — Neptune Food Service



Pioneers of the BC restaurant industry, either retired or deceased

  • Hy Aisenstat — HY’s Steakhouse
  • Nat Bailey — White Spot
  • Frank Baker — The Attic
  • Mario Corsi — Park Royal Hotel and Corsi Trattoria
  • Frank & Eva Iaci — Iaci’s
  • Mike McLaughlin — Old House Restaurant, Comox
  • Louis Stervinou — Devonshire Seafood House and Ondines
  • Peter Szazz — Szasz Restaurant
  • George Tidball — Keg Restaurants
  • Joe Troll — Troll’s Restaurant