2007 Hall of Fame Inductees

Active Restaurateur

Exceptional restaurateurs currently active in the BC restaurant industry:

  • Jack Evrensel (TopTable Restaurant Group) — CinCin/Blue Water Cafe/West/Araxi
  • Fuller Family (Bus, Stan, Jeff, Stewart) — Earls/Joeys/Saltlik



Special recognition award to individuals who made a significant contribution to the hospitality industry in British Columbia.

  • Bing Smith — Vitality Foodservice Canada Inc.


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

  • Bobby Copiak — Il Giardino
  • Robert “Frenchy” Gagne — Joe Fortes

Industry Back of the House

  • Rodney Butters — Fresco Kelowna
  • Robert Clark — C Restaurant/Raincity Grill/Nu
  • Pierre Dubrulle — Dubrulle Culinary School, La Gavroche


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

  • Don Bellamy — BCRFA
  • Hans Konings — Konings Wholesale (Sysco Vancouver)



Pioneers of the BC restaurant industry either retired or deceased:

  • Glenn Anderson — Kettle of Fish
  • Jeffrey & Peter Barnett — Elephant & Castle
  • Pulos Family (Andy, Lee, & Peter) — Spaghetti Factory