Tag: J. Charles Grieco

John Walker is Dean of George Brown’s CHCA

John Walker is the 2012 recipient of the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award, to be awarded at the OHI’s annual Gold Awards Gala, March 22. He is also, of course, the Dean of George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts – though he has announced his retirement for this year, having served from 2000.

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OHI Top 30 Under 30 Pictures

In anticipation of it’s annual OHI Gold Awards Gala on April 14, The Ontario Institute held an awards reception for their 2011 Top 30 Under 30 recipients on March 29, at George Brown College. Click on the photo montage below to see all the photos at theohi.ca.

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OHI Top 30 Under 30 2011

The OHI’s main area of programming is awarding scholarships to Ontario culinary students. Since the 90s they’ve raised money to this by holding a blow-out OHI Gold Awards Gala (this year’s is April 14), which recognises industry leaders who are, at least, in mid-career. Wouldn’t be nice, McAdams explained to Grieco, if the OHI could also recognise some of the bright young stars in the industry as a way of encouraging continuing excellence? Grieco agreed right away and the Top 30 Under 30 Awards were set-up and continue to focus on the best young talent in restaurants, hotels and the food and beverage industry across the province.

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