Thursday, April 26, 2012

    GE Monogram Terroir Awards

    GE Monogram recently announced the first recipients for the inaugural GE Monogram Terroir Awards for Excellence in Hospitality.

    The awards ceremony was held Monday, April 23rd, 2012, in the Oliver & Bonacini
    Arcadian Court during the 6th annual Terroir Symposium entitled, The New Radicals.
    Terroir, in partnership with GE Monogram, envisioned this program to foster merit and
    creativity in Canada’s hospitality industry by allowing voters across the country to
    nominate their peers in three categories – chef, beverage professional and front-of-house.

    (Drumroll please...)

    The winners for the first annual GE Monogram Terroir Awards for Excellence in
    Hospitality are:
    • Chef: Ryan Crawford, chef, Stone Road Grille, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
    • Beverage Professional: Will Predhomme, senior sommelier/senior manager, Canoe, Toronto, Ontario
    • Front-of-house: Virgilio Vea, food & beverage director, Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, Ontario
    Eligibility for each award included merits such as having a minimum of five years of
    industry experience, having contributed to the hospitality industry through education and
    mentorship, and having supported sustainable initiatives by working with local producers
    and businesses.

    Congrats to the winners!

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