Three top performing professionals acknowledged at 6th Annual Terroir Symposium in Toronto
TORONTO, April 23, 2012 /CNW/ - GE Monogram, the gracefully styled line of appliances dedicated to celebrating seamless perfection in the kitchen, 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.
"We are thrilled with the voter response to the inaugural GE Monogram Terroir Awards for Excellence in Hospitality. The response to the awards underscores the depth of talent in our country, and we at GE Monogram are very proud to recognize these professionals for their impressive accomplishments and dedication to excellence," said Philippe Meyersohn, general manager, marketing, GE Appliances Canada.
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 possessing 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.
"The first winners of this program represent the best in terms of performance, innovation and craftsmanship, all synonymous with GE Monogram, and we hope the awards continue to nurture excellence throughout the Canadian hospitality industry for years to come," said Mr. Meyersohn.
Winners of the inaugural awards will receive special recognition in a nationally-circulated advertisement as well as on the GE Monogram website in addition to a $1,000 cash reward.
About GE Monogram
GE Appliances continuously creates innovations that enhance peoples' lives and the Monogram line represents powerful performance with sophisticated styling and impeccable craftsmanship. With a range of cooking appliances, fully-integrated refrigeration solutions, dishwashers & compactors, all products embody an identity that is unmistakably Monogram. For more information on GE Monogram visit www.monogram.com.
In Canada, GE has operations across the country, including major manufacturing, sales and service locations with 7,000 employees. For more information on GE Canada visit www.ge.com/ca.
Terroir is a non-for-profit committee of industry professionals that host an annual symposium about education, networking, sharing collective resources and building a community to help strengthen the industry. The mission of the symposium is to share information with hospitality industry professionals; to encourage community, culture, provide educational opportunities and enhanced relationships; to recognize and appreciate members of the industry, products, ideas and inspiration; to invest and support one other and thereby strengthen the hospitality industry as a whole. For more information go to www.terroirsymposium.com or follow on Twitter @TerroirTalk #Terroir2012.
For further information:
For further information on the GE Monogram Terroir Awards for Excellence in Hospitality or to speak with Philippe Meyersohn, general manager, marketing, GE Appliances Canada, please contact:
Ashley Calapatia / E: [email protected] / T: 905.604.3580 x228 / M: 416.839.3101