TORONTO — Kostuch Media’s late president and group publisher Mitch Kostuch will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award (posthumous) during the upcoming Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) Gold Awards dinner, held April 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

Two other members of the hospitality industry will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards, including John Rothschild, vice-chair, Cara Operations and Grey Sisson, chairman, SIR Corp.

This year, the Gold Award honorees are: Aaron Ciancone and Jeff Crump, Pearle Hospitality Group (Foodservice Chain/Group Operator); Rob Gentile and the King Street Food Company (Independent Restaurateur); Robert Housez, GM, Delta Meadowvale & Conference Centre (Hotelier); John Higgins, director and corporate chef, George Brown College Chef School (Educator); Claudia Bianchi, culinary producer and food stylist (Media); Keith Froggett, executive chef, Scaramouche (Chef); Dean Noble, president of Gordon Food Service (Supplier); and Ruth Klahsen, cheesemaker and owner, Monforte Dairy (Artisan).

Fellows of the institute include:

Marc Dorfman, director of F&B, Four Seasons Toronto

Lorraine Trotter, dean, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts/Chef’s School, George Brown College

Susan Somerville, dean, School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism, Humber College

Statia Elliot, director and associate professor, School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management, University of Guelph

Craig Youdale, dean, Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Niagara College

James Vosburgh, VP at Imago Restaurants

Richard Willett, VP of Food and Beverage, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Arthur Hill, professor and chair, Food Science Department, University of Guelph

Margaret Reading, CEO of Connect For The Best

Jack Robinson, COO, CN Tower

Darcy MacDonell, owner/operator, Farmhouse Tavern

Jay Gould, president, New York Fries and South St. Burger Co.

John Bil, co-owner, Honest Weight Restaurant


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