TOP 30

20xx TOP 30 UNDER 30

Adam Weiss

General Manager
and Sommelier
Fairouz Restaurant

Andrew Vilhena

Hospitality Director
Mariposa Cruises

Nicholas Stark

Stark North

Kyle Sloopka

General Manager
Kasa Moto

Kevin Sinclair

Executive Chef
Thompson Hotel Toronto

Kitu Sharma

Centralized Operations &
Reservations Agent
Four Seasons Hotel

Kristen Renaud

Assistant Director of Catering
Fairmont Royal York

Melissa Pulvermacher

Operations & Logistic Manager
Cru Wine Merchants

Asa Proveau

Brothers Brewing Company

Alex Pearce

Bar Manager
Track & Field Bar

Matthew Payne

Chef de Cuisine

Christie Oreskovich

Assistant Human
Metro Toronto
Convention Centre

Cecil Norman

Sales Representative
Steam Whistle Brewing

Justin Newell

Chief Steward
Fairmont Royal York

Alexander Nacinovich

Shangri La Hotel

Cori Murphy

Executive Pastry Chef

Jenny Morris

Event Producer & Marketing
Partnerships Lead
The Gladstone Hotel

Karim Mohammadi

Student Leader
School of HTM
Ryerson University

Alexander McMahon

Wine Director

Takayoshi Li

Chef de Cuisine
Ancaster Mill

Allen Le

Granite Club

Jason Kim

General Manager

Apolline Gaignard

Assistant Housekeeping
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Kyle Forth

Chef de Cuisine
Brux House

Kailey DeRubeis

Assistant Manager
Biff's Bistro

Felicia DeRose

Executive Sous Chef,
The Chase Fish & Oyster

Dolphy Chettiar

Bar Manager
Café Grill

Nicole Campbell

Brand Ambassador &
Consignment Sales
Lifford Wine & Spirits

Noah Bedard

Charcutier + Bread Maker
The Drake Hotel

Hannah Bacchus

Assistant General Manager
Beaumont Kitchen


Congratulations to each of the 2017 Top 30 Under 30 Award winners. We were so pleased to have been able to celebrate their accomplishments at the Top 30 Under 30 Award Ceremony recently held at the GBC Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts atrium.

A very large thank you to our Venue Sponsors, The Chefs’ House, for providing the most delicious food for the event and thank you to all the students that helped Chef Oliver Li once again produce the most amazing spread. Another big thank you goes out to another one of the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s long-time sponsors, ESKA water, for once again being our Water Sponsor and providing the still and sparkling spring water for the event. Thank you to our Beer Sponsor, Steam Whistle, for providing their amazing Pilsner and to Andrew Peller Limited for providing the beautiful selection of red and white wine.

We would also like to thank Steven Salm for taking time out of his busy schedule to address our new Top 30 Under 30 winners and their guests. Steven who is the President of Chase Hospitality Group was a Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2011. You will likely know some of Chase Hospitality Group’s restaurants; The Chase, The Chase Fish and Oyster as well as Collette Grand Café and Kasa Motto. Thank you Steven for your great words of wisdom!


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