The demand for hospitality, lodging and foodservice employees continues to be on the rise in Canada and in these times it is more important than ever to invest in our future human capital – the hospitality, lodging and foodservice students from across Canada.
The Canadian Hospitality Foundation is very proud to annually offer approximately $200,000 in scholarships for students across Canada wishing to pursue a career in the hospitality, foodservice and tourism industry. We are Canada’s largest industry-driven source for scholarships and our goal is to encourage and reward the best and the brightest Canadian students in order that they will continue their commitment to this dynamic and growing industry.
This year the Canadian Hospitality Foundation Gala theme was highlighting our mission and vision where we showcased and highlighted all of our scholarship students – present 2012 winners. The gala was filled with large building blocks with each of our 85 scholarship winners photos and quotes. From the super sized cubes to our center pieces.
Every guest was also able to peruse our College and University Alley where we showcased many of our participating schools highlighting their foodservice and or hospitality programs.
Thank you to all for joining us at this special evening as you invested in your own future by investing in theirs. THANK YOU!
We would like to thank all of our sponsors. Our Platinum Sponsors Unilever Food Solutions (an official sponsor for 19 years) and The Globe and Mail (an official sponsor for 12 years) and we would like to welcome and congratulate two of our past Silver Sponsors for stepping up to the Platinum Level this year; The TDL Group (Tim Hortons) and Trimen Food Service Equipment|Gordon Food Service. Our Silver Sponsors, Andrew Peller Limited, Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. and Canada Bread Foodservice | Maple Leaf Foodservice.
We would like to thank our Product Sponsors who continue to support year after year: Andrew Peller Limited, Eaux Vives Water (ESKA Water), Saputo Dairy Products Canada, Unilever Food Solutions, ACE Bakery, Iceculture, and Labatt’s Brewing Company and a thank you to our Media Sponsors: The Globe and Mail, Kostuch Media (Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine and Hotelier), Ishcom Publications (Canadian Lodging News and Ontario Restaurant News), and Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association through MediaEdge (Restaurant and Foodservice News).
A big thank you, also, to our long-time supporter Total Hospitality who looks after all of our moving and storage needs for the event.
A special thank you to our dynamic and talented Master of Ceremonies Kevin Frankish, who always makes the evening complete.
Thank you to our Bethann Cole, our talented and enthusiastic auctioneer. Thank you to Fifth Element for the décor and entertainment.
Thank you to The Westin Harbour Castle staff culinary and hospitality that expertly looked after all our needs and did their peers proud.
Thank you to the student volunteers who are all studying in the foodservice and hospitality programs from the following schools; Centennial College, Fanshawe College, George Brown College, Humber College and Ryerson University.
Flip through our evening’s program and check out all the photos!