National hospitality awards program reveals finalists

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Vancouver - Monday, February 10 -Today, SilverChef, Canada’s leading hospitality financier, announced the finalists of its 2020 Hospitality Awards program. Six hospitality owners have been shortlisted to go through to the finals, which will take place on March 3rd, at the Restaurants Canada Show in Toronto.

Finalists have been acknowledged for setting new standards in the areas of innovation, sustainability, and social responsibility and impact, and now have an increased chance of winning $5,000 of commercial equipment to help grow their business. 

The finalists under each category include:

Communitarian Award: Hospitality operators who give back either through charitable giving or hiring practices that impact their local communities.

Finalists:

      Radical Gardens - Timmins, Ontario

      Punk Rock Pastries - Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Momentum Award: Establishments that have made the largest leap forward in terms of sustainability or environmental conservation (e.g. food waste management).

Finalists:

      Somun Superstar - Toronto, Ontario

      Knifey Spooney - Kingston, Ontario

 

Entrepreneur of the Year:New businesses that have introduced something exciting, either with technology or service offering. This award recognizes the obstacles faced by hospitality entrepreneurs, and highlights the winner’s achievements in their first year of business.

Finalists:

      Ozzy’s Burgers - Toronto, Ontario

      Just Bite Me Meals - St Albert, Alberta

Hospitality Business of the Year: From the six finalists, the hospitality operator with the highest overall score will also be crowned the Hospitality Business of the Year.

Finalists:

      Radical Gardens - Timmins, Ontario

      Punk Rock Pastries- Vancouver, British Columbia

      Somun Superstar - Toronto, Ontario

      Knifey Spooney- Kingston, Ontario

      Ozzy’s Burgers- Toronto, Ontario

      Just Bite Me Meals- St Albert, Alberta

Robert Phelps, President of SilverChef, said: “We’re thrilled to celebrate our finalists who represent some of Canada’s most innovative and impactful hospitality leaders. As well as recognizing hard-working entrepreneurs in the industry, our awards will bring together a community of innovative leaders at the Restaurants Canada Show.”

Entry to the awards was open to all hospitality operators across Canada, via The SilverChef Hospitality Awards website. The finalists can also be viewed at this website.

The awards judging committee was comprised of industry peers, veterans, and mentors, and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the RC Show 2020 on March 3rd, 2020, in Toronto.

Learn more about our judges and the awards, by following along on Instagram @silverchefca,  Facebook @SilverchefCanada Hashtag #ImpactfulHospitality.