TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Toronto Region Board of Trade has announced the winners of
its 2013 Business Excellence Awards, honouring local businesses and
entrepreneurial talent in the region. This year, Centerplate Canada was recognized with the Local Economic Impact Award, given to a
business that has had significant impact on the Toronto region's economy.
Centerplate Canada was publicly cited for creating more than 300 new
jobs while also increasing the focus on regional partnerships by adding
80 small and medium sized local businesses to its supply chain.
Additionally, Centerplate Canada developed a "Streets of Toronto" menu
strategy for events greeting hundreds of thousands of guests annually,
which highlights ethnic dishes reflective of the over 90 different
ethnic neighborhoods in the city of Toronto.
"It is a tremendous honour and Centerplate is extremely proud of the
exceptional relationships that we have with our clients throughout the
Greater Toronto Area," said Des Hague, President and CEO of
Centerplate. "Our talented team provides our clients and guests with
extraordinary food and beverage experiences that help distinguish
Toronto 's venues and build their reputations as world-class
destinations. It is our privilege to be their partner in welcoming the
world's greatest gatherings right here."
"By partnering with local food and beverage suppliers, Centerplate
Canada is having a positive impact on the Toronto region's growing food
and beverage cluster," said Carol Wilding, President and CEO, Toronto
Region Board of Trade. "We are proud to award Centerplate Canada, a
recognized leader in the hospitality industry, with the Local Economic
Impact Award for its significant contribution to our region's economy."
"Centerplate Canada works hard to enhance the communities in which we live and work. We're
extremely pleased to have contributed over $15M to the local economy and we look forward to continued growth throughout
the GTA and Canada," said Ashton Sequeira, Regional Vice President.
The 2013 awards were presented at the annual Awards Gala, held November
21 in Toronto .
Centerplate is proud to craft and deliver "Craveable Experiences.
Raveable Results." As the hospitality partner to the region's premier
entertainment venues, including the Allstream Centre, the Scotiabank
Convention Centre and the Honda Indy Toronto, welcoming millions of
guests each year to marquee public events and bespoke private
About Toronto Region Board of Trade (www.bot.com)
Founded in 1845, Toronto Region Board of Trade is the chamber of
commerce for Canada's largest urban centre, connecting more than 12,000
members and 250,000 business professionals and influencers throughout
the Toronto region. The Board fuels the economic, social and cultural
vitality of the entire Toronto region by fostering powerful
collaborations among business, government, thought leaders, and
community builders. Toronto Region Board of Trade plays a vital role in
elevating the quality of life and global competitiveness of Canada's
largest urban centre. Learn more at www.bot.com and follow us at @TorontoRBOT.
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