2018 Annual Scholarship Gala
Thank you to all of those who attended and contributed to the Canadian Hospitality Foundation Gala CASINO ROYALE on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. We hope that all our guests enjoyed their time taking their chances at the casino games and the silent auction, live auction raffle and balloon bonanza and dancing to our most favourite entertainment group – Alter Ego!
Because of guests and donors support we are able to provide support to passionate and dedicated students across Canada wishing to enter our industry. Encouraging skilled labour to enter our industry! Building our future human capital!
We would like to say a special thanks to those organizations who took that extra step and became sponsors of the gala, many who have consistently supported the gala for ten and twenty plus years; Trimen Food Service Equipment, Gordon Food Services, Tim Hortons, Garland Canada – Welbilt Company, Olymel, Andrew Peller Limited, Unilever, Saputo Dairy Products of Canada, AccorHotels, Maple Leaf Foods, Marriott and Hunter Amenities. Thank you!
A special thank you to Kevin Frankish our Master of Ceremonies – our long-time supporter who ensured that our guests were well informed and encouraged to support the scholarship program! Thank you so much for bringing that phenomenal energy and elegance to our black tie event.
Thank you to the staff at the Sheraton Centre Hotel for making our event run smoothly and a special thanks to Chef Andre Walker and Chef Vikas Wankhade and their team for the most amazing meal that definitely surpassed all others by truly having provided a truly spectacular meal for the members of the foodservice and hospitality industry who know and understand what a truly excellent meal can be.
Thank you as well to our product sponsors particularly to Andrew Peller Limited for providing the beautiful wines for the Scholarship Award Ceremony, VIP Suites, the reception and the dinner as well as providing the bar with Wayne Gretzky whiskey and an after dinner cream. Andrew Peller has been the Gala’s wine sponsor for twenty plus years!
Thank you to our long standing water sponsor, ESKA for providing the pure sparkling and still waters for the entire event, Scholarship Award Ceremony, VIP Suites, the reception and the dinner.
Thank you also goes to Molson Coors for their donation of the Molson and Coors Light beer for the evening and for Unilever Food Solutions who provided a wonderful selection of Pure Leaf tea.
Thank you to all of the organizations who contributed to the Live Auction, Raffle, Silent Auction and Balloon Bonanza. As there are too many to mention in this space please take a moment to glance through our evening’s program below to see all of our donors, many who have supported the gala for twenty plus years. Thank you so much.
And last but most certainly not least, thank you to our student volunteers who joined us for the evening and worked very hard manning the silent auction tables, selling balloons, raffle tickets and funny money and helping our auctioneer ensure that we captured all the bidders in the live auction. They all helped make the evening a great success. Our amazing volunteers came for Centennial College, Humber College, George Brown College and Ryerson University. Thank you also to the culinary students from Humber College and George Brown College who assisted Chef Walker and Chef Wankhade in the kitchen! What a treat that was!