2012 Inductees

Active Restaurateur

Celebrating exceptional restaurateurs currently active in the BC restaurant industry:

Industry Award

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

Friend of the Industry

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

  • Tim Pawsey — Freelance Food and wine writer, The Hired Belly
  • Howard Soon — Master Winemaker, Sandhill Wines


Pioneers of the BC restaurant industry, either retired or deceased:

  • John Levine — Founder, Playhouse Wine Festival, Owner/Operator, Brother Johns
  • Nicky Major — Owner _ Guiding Chef, Major the Gourmet Catering and Special Events