2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

Active Restaurateur

Celebrating exceptional restaurateurs currently active in the BC restaurant industry:

  • Brent Davies — Proprietor, Sequoia Company of Restaurants
  • Jim Treliving & George Melville — Chairmen & Owners, Boston Pizza International inc.
  • Charles McDiarmid — Managing Director, Wickanninish Inn, The Pointe Restaurant


Industry Award

Individual — retired, deceased or active — who is or has been a chef, server, manager, executive, 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:

  • Sebastien Le Goff — Service Director, Cactus Restaurants Ltd.
  • Blair Rasmussen — Executive Chef, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Mark Taylor — Server, Raincity Grill


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:

  • Tim Pawsey — Freelance Food and wine writer, The Hired Belly
  • Howard Soon — Master Winemaker, Sandhill Wines



Pioneers of the BC restaurant industry, either retired or deceased:

  • John Levine — Founder, Playhouse Wine Festival, Owner/Operator, Brother Johns
  • Nicky Major — Owner & Guiding Chef, Major the Gourmet Catering and Special Events