2008 Inductees

Pioneer (tie)

Pioneers of the BC restaurant industry either retired or deceased:

Active (tie)

Exceptional restaurateurs currently active in the BC restaurant industry:

Lifetime Achievement

Special recognition award to individuals who made a significant contribution to the hospitality industry in British Columbia.

  • James Barber — Writer, host of TV cooking series, The Urban Peasant

Industry Award

Individual — retired, deceased or active — who is or has been a chef, server, manager, bartender and who has demonstrated exceptional professionalism working in the restaurant industry and recognized for making their restaurant a special experience for customers:

Industry Front of the House

Industry Back of the House

Friend of the Industry

An individual who has provided exceptional support to the restaurant industry — either a supplier, restaurant reporter or politician — and who has consistently supported BC's restaurant industry