Malcolm Jolley reviews this year’s honoured hospitality professionals.

Steve Beauchesne (2nd from left before the bar) celebrates Gruit Day with friends at Beau’s All Natural Brewery.

This year’s Fellows of the Ontario Hostelry Institute were announced this week by OHI Chair J. Charles Grieco. The fellowships honour outstanding hospitality professionals from the province. Among this year’s honourees are three fellows likely to be familiar with longtime GFR readers:  journalist and author Emma Waverman, artisan food and nose-to-tail eating advocate Chef Ryan Donovan, and organic brewing pioneer, steward of corporate responsibility and Oktoberfest Meister Steve Beauchesne from Beau’s All Natural Brewing of Vankleek Hill. Stay tuned to GFR for more on the new OHI Fellows and Gold Awardees.

Here is the full list of new Ontario Hostelry Institute Fellows for 2018:

The induction ceremony for the new Fellows will take place at a private, VIP reception just prior to the OHI Gold Awards Gala on the evening of April 26th, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.