Restaurateur Vikram Vij elected to CRFA board of directors

VANCOUVER, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ -The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Vancouver chef and restaurateur Vikram Vij to its board of directors.

Vij is the owner of Vij's Restaurant and Rangoli and has been part of Vancouver's restaurant scene for nearly 20 years. Earlier this year, Vij's was ranked the No. 1 restaurant in Canada by travel website

Vij has written two cookbooks and recently launched a packaged gourmet curries line.  He is also a certified Sommelier and was a guest judge on Top Chef Canada. 

Vij is one of 30 industry leaders from across Canada who serve on CRFA's volunteer board of directors, which is chaired this year by Toronto restaurateur Donna Dooher of Mildred's Temple Kitchen. Directors aim to further CRFA's mission of helping members in every community grow and prosper.

CRFA is one of Canada's largest business associations, with more than 30,000 members representing restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and other foodservice providers. Canada's restaurant industry employs more than one million people in communities across the country.

SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

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Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist at 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254 or

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