TOP 30

20xx TOP 30 UNDER 30

Nikki Weiler

Janet Lynn’s Bistro

Mary Catherine Wasilik

Customer Experience
Rosewood Estates Winery

Carolina Ventura

Assistant Catering Manager
Metro Toronto
Convention Centre

Audrius Valiulis

Account Manager
Apetito Canada

Mark Tsujimoto

Assistant Guest
Services Manager
Park Hyatt Toronto

Jay Thomsen

Executive General Manager
Chase Hospitality Group

Michelle Siman

New Product
Introductions Specialist
Tim Hortons

Sarah Russell

Meeting and Event Manager
The Westin Habour Castle

Candace Rambert

Culinary Technician
George Brown College
Food Innovation and
Research Studio

Garrett O’Kane

General Manager
O&B Events
Oliver & Bonacini

Emily Newton-Przulj

Executive Meeting Manager
The Fairmont Royal York

Marcus Monteiro

Executive Chef
Brassaii Restaurant

Semion Merzon

Franchise Owner/Operator
Aroma Café

Benjamin Lillico

Chef de Partie
Langdon Hall Country
House Hotel & Spa

Kristin Leiska

Senior Marketing Manager
Tortoise Restaurant Group Inc.

Yiannis Kokolakis

Roomservice &
Stewarding Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Marc Kanatkin

Imago Restaurants Inc.

Emma Kamp

Assistant General Manager
Bread Bar Guelph
Pearle Hospitality

Hayden Johnston

Chef de Cuisine
Richmond Station

Lee Jackson

General Manager
Oliver & Bonacini

Michaela Hewitt

General Manager
Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Brianne Hawley

Wine Student Liaison
Social Media
Niagara College

Rebecca Gordon

Student Leader
University of Guelph

Gracie Goad

Food and Beverage Manager
The Drake Hotel Properties

Julia Gilmore

Product Development
Ontario Culinary
Tourism Alliance

Christine Fancy

Corporate Pastry Chef
The Drake Commissary

Joshua Dyer

Chef de Cuisine
Fairmont Royal York

Bykova D’Sa

Recruitment &
Externship Officer
Centre for Hospitality &
Culinary Arts
George Brown College

Sophie Doria

President's Choice
Test Kitchen Chef
Loblaw Companies Limited

Sarah Atzmueller

Head Butcher
The Healthy Butcher


Congratulations to the 2015 Top 30 Under 30 winners! We were so pleased to celebrate this momentous occasion with them at the ceremony which was held in our new location in the atrium at the GBC Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

We would like to thank our Venue Sponsor, The Chefs’ House, for once again providing a beyond spectacular feast for our occasion. Thank you Chef Li and your team of GBC students! We would also like to make sure that we thank Eaux Vives Water for providing the refreshing still and sparkling spring water, ESKA water. Thank you also goes out to our incredible supporters Constellation Brands who generously provided samples of their Le Clos Jordanne wines; to Rosewood Estates Winery for also providing samples; and to 13th Street Winery for showcasing their wine as well. Another thank you to Mario Pingue of Niagara Food Specialties for providing a spectacular charcuterie table and Saputo Diary Products for providing a scrumptious cheese station.

We would also like to thank Susan Somerville, Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation, Humber College for taking time out of her busy schedule to address our new Top 30 Under 30 winners and their guests.


The following are photos that were taken at the award ceremony.