The restaurant scene in BC is one of the most outstanding in the world in terms of diversity, unique concepts, exceptional food quality, excellent wine, professional service and value for the customer. Over the years, the innovation and dedication of many significant individuals has contributed to this. Each year, individuals are inducted into The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. These esteemed individuals have been recognized for their dedication to the industry and their numerous professional and personal accomplishments.

The BC Restaurant Hall of Fame recognizes the inductees at a Gala induction dinner, held in the fall of each year. Long term, all inductees' names and photos will forever stand in the permanent home of the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame located at the Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Hospitality; at the Vancouver Community College downtown Vancouver campus.


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2015 BCRHoF inductees

Vancouver, May 2015 – On September 28, 2015, some of the best known names in the B.C. hospitality industry will be inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. They will join such luminaries as Hy _ David Aisenstat, Vikram Vij _ John Bishop in Canada's only restaurant Hall of Fame. Read more ›


How to Pick a Qualified Kitchen Renovator

It is important to hire a professional renovator if you are considering having a kitchen remodel. Professional and trustworthy kitchen renovators Calgary can carefully guide you through the various steps that will make your kitchen renovation project successful.

The best way to find a qualified professional to assign the task is through asking for referrals. Ask relatives, colleagues, and neighbors who have had a similar service. Ask them how they feel about the renovator. Inquire how the renovator handled any challenge that might have occurred and what made their service a positive experience.

After getting a recommendation, perform some background research. Check out the professional credential of your potential renovator. You can call or visit his or her website. Check out if he or she is a holder of appropriate licenses and other professional designations from associations like the National Association of Remodeling industry and National Kitchen & Bath Association. Also, ensure that the renovator is properly insured and has certification of his course work.

Kitchen renovations are long term investments. It is wise to ensure that every penny is spent wisely. As such, consider hiring a kitchen remodeler who has been in the business for several years. See to it that the renovator has an established track record. A good record is a proof that the remodeler has made his or her customers happy more often and has no problem providing a list of references who can confirm that record.

Before getting into a contract, make a point of going through the renovator's projects. If you are pleased by the projects, request for references. Contact the renovator's former clients and ask how the renovator tackled the job. Get to know if the customers were pleased by the outcome. Also, inquire if the contractor offers reasonable rates and whether he completes his projects on time. See to it that your prospective kitchen renovator is in a position to offer quality services. Keep in mind that it is the services you will be paying for.

Consider taking bids from several renovators. Make the renovator aware that you will be taking several bids, and choose the most favorable. Take time and review the bids once you have received them. Chose a bid based on several factors such as price, references, reputation and schedules.

After selecting a kitchen renovator, go through the documents he or she has preconditioned. Check out if they look professional. It is wise to have the contract in writing. Take time and scrutinize the contract. See to it that it looks fair and well balanced. It is advisable to scrutinize the contract in the presence of the renovator so that he or she can explain any part that you don't understand. Ensure that the agreement includes a payment schedule and a bid price, scope of work, warranty, schedule of the construction tasks, the start and completion dates.