Metro Toronto Convention Centre Appoints New Director Of Catering Sales

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) today
announced that it has appointed Camille Allman as the new Director, Catering
    Ms. Allman comes to the MTCC with more than 20 years of progressive
experience in quality hospitality organizations. She is extremely well versed
in the industry, having success in a diverse number of hospitality businesses
including restaurants and premier event facilities. A graduate of George Brown
College's Food and Beverage Management program, Ms. Allman is well respected
by her peers, clients and former employers.
    "We are very fortunate to have recruited Ms. Allman to the team here at
the MTCC", said Richard Willett, the MTCC's Vice-President of Food and
Beverage. "She is an accomplished hospitality professional who excels in
sales, marketing and operations. Camille will make an invaluable contribution
and raise the bar in many different areas of our facility. I am truly thrilled
to have her join our team".
    In her new role at the MTCC, Ms. Allman will be focusing on corporate
holiday events and parties as well as the many large fund raising events,
balls and galas hosted at the MTCC each year. Most of these events are for
groups based in the Greater Toronto Area and can involve literally thousands
of people attending quality events that are some of the most creative and
challenging from a food and beverage perspective.
    Ms. Allman will be working closely with Jacqueline Lovell-Santos, the
MTCC's Director, Catering Services, Angelo Fernandez, Executive Chef and Mr.
Willett. She will assume her new duties effective October 22, 2007.
    Prior to joining the MTCC, Ms. Allman held senior operational and sales
roles at a number of major venues and attractions across the GTA. Most
recently, she was the General Manager of The Carlu Corporation where she was
responsible for developing both the start-up policies and procedures for the
Carlu's sales and operations as well as for managing its day-to-functions for
the past five years.
    Ms. Allman also previously served as Events Manager for the Toronto
International Film Festival, Clear Channel Entertainment, and Catering Manager
at the Courthouse Market Grille. As Catering Manager at the Liberty Grand, she
also had an integral role in the opening of the entertainment complex. All of
these venues are based in Toronto.

    About the MTCC

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's No.1 convention and trade
show facility and one of the finest in North America. With more than 2 million
square feet of state-of-the-art space, it is considered a world-class,
tier-one facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted
approximately 12,000 events and entertained nearly 40 million people. For
further information about the MTCC please visit

For further information:

For further information: Christine Chiu, Marketing Manager, Metro
Toronto Convention Centre, (416) 585-8106,; Richard Willett,
V.P. Food & Beverage, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, (416) 585-8303,

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