The Hall of Fame gala takes place Oct. 7. (Submitted)

BC Restaurant Hall of Fame to induct two hospitality leaders from the Okanagan

The Hall of Fame event is open to all restaurant and foodservice professionals

Two Okanagan hospitality leaders are set to be recognized for their contributions to the industry.

The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame has announced its newest inductees: Manuel Ferreira of Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek, and Stephen Cipes, founder and owner of Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna.

“Manny and Stephen make us proud to recognize their excellence, professionalism and determination through induction into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame,” said Ian Tostenson, president and CEO of the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association (BCRFA).

“The restaurant industry is something that must always change and grow. I am honoured to celebrate leaders like these, who specialize in training the next generation, who pass on their passion through their pride and hard work and who so strongly connect with the bounty of our province.”

Ferreira and Cipes join a long list of Okanagan chefs recognized by the hall including chef Bernard Casavant and chef Rod Butters (RauDZ Restaurant Group), Christine Coletta (Okanagan Crush Pad), Franco Coccaro (La Bussola), Sandra Oldfield (Elysian Projects) and Harry McWatters (Encore Vineyards).

The Hall of Fame event is open to all restaurant and foodservice professionals. The BCRFA donates a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

The induction event is slated for Oct. 7 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver and early-bird tickets are now available at bcrfa.com.

READ MORE: Coun. DeHart hands out movie tickets for helmet safety

READ MORE: Motionball Kelowna calling for new participants, hosting fundraiser


@michaelrdrguez
michael.rodriguez@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two-month-old Kelowna boy diagnosed with rare heart disorder returns home from treatment

Arel spent two weeks at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver after suffering multiple cardiac arrests

Waste transfer station now open at Apex Mountain

The site comes after more than a decade of consultation.

Australia Day fundraiser at Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing a success

Money raised at Australia day party donated directly to Victoria Bushfire Relief Fund

Two-man Penticton traffic enforcement team catch 188 impaired drivers in 2019

96 of those drivers received 90-day suspensions or criminal charges

Penticton Indian Band stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en

“We’ve lived in this area for 10,000 years, and our knowledge is being disregarded…” - Chad Eneas.

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Bystander who tried to help dog being attacked not liable for its death: B.C. tribunal

Owner of dog killed tried to get $5,000 in damages from man who tried to save it

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

The province’s fastest-growing municipalities were located on Vancouver Island

Landowner hearings begin for Trans Mountain expansion in Alberta

Detailed route talks start in Spruce Grove, in B.C. communities soon

Stop 5G in North Okanagan, environment group says

A moratorium was requested by local environment group

VIDEO: Canada looking to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

Watch out for scams, clickbait in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death: Better Business Bureau

Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles

Calgary man dies in snowmobiling incident near Revelstoke

Boulder Mountain is a popular snowmobiling area west of the city

Most Read