Tag: Peter Oliver

Terroir VI – April 23, 2012 – Part 1

Hospitality professionals are not known for their propensity to rise early, and yet by 8 o’clock on a grey April morning in downtown Toronto, a few hundred of them had congregated for the Terroir Symposium, the first-ever event at the new Oliver & Bonacini Arcadian Court. And by 9 o’clock about five hundred of them were ready for the day’s program to begin.

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The Great ‘Licious Divide

‘Tis the season once again – no, not THAT season – another run of Winterlicious is set to begin at the end of January. Reservations will open on Tuesday for AMEX cardholders, and Thursday the flood gates will open for all. What is Winterlicious? Well, on the surface – it would seem like a sweet deal, no? Some of the top restaurants in the city, and others too – over 150 of them – offering reduced price menus ranging from $15-$45 for lunch and dinner. It is a busy for restaurants, indeed most of any income gained during this time is based on volume versus guest cheque. But there is always a collective groan heard throughout the Toronto hospitality community when ‘licious is approaching…

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OHI Top 30 Under 30

by Malcolm Jolley When J. Charles Grieco started the Ontario Hostelry Institute 20 odd years ago, it was because the veteran Toronto restaurateur and his colleagues were concerned about finding knowledgeable young professionals...

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