2006 Hall of Fame INDUCTEES

Active Restaurateur

Exceptional restaurateurs currently active in the BC restaurant industry:

  • John Bishop — Bishop’s
  • Bud Kanke — Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House


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 and recognized for making their restaurant a special experience for customers:

Industry Front of the House

  • Francesco Alongi — Don Francesco’s
  • Ruy Paes-Braga — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Industry Back of the House

  • Karen Barnaby — The Fish House
  • Rob Feenie — Lumière
  • Hidekazu Tojo — Tojo’s


Friend of the Industry

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

  • Jurgen Gothe — CBC Radio / Georgia Straight
  • Anthony von Mandl — Mission Hill Family Estate Wine



Pioneers of the BC restaurant industry either retired or deceased:

  • Charles Chamberlain — Tomahawk Barbeque
  • Jeff Mooney — A&W Restaurants
  • Jean Claude Ramond — Smoking Dog
  • Joel Thibault — Chez Joel
  • Peter Toigo — White Spot Restaurants