Kingston’s own Chez Piggy restaurant was honoured last night at the 26th annual Ontario Hostelry Gold Awards in the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.
At the event, Chez Piggy owner Zoe Yanovsky and Executive Chef, Ian Arthur, received the Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) Gold Award for “Independant Restaurateur” .
Chez Piggy was founded in 1979, when Rose Richardson and Zal Yanovsky renovated an abandoned limestone stable and launched a dining experience that “blends grace and gusto, taste and imagination”, helping to make Kingston a destination for food lovers.
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The OHI institute was established in 1977 by the leadership of the hospitality-tourism industry in Canada, with the goal of raising the standards of professional post-secondary hospitality programs in Colleges and Universities while serving as the advocate for the industry in matters relating to professional culinary, hospitality and tourism education, training and apprenticeship.
The annual Gold Awards Dinner celebrates the excellence and success of its industry leaders. Revenue from the dinner, along with support from the corporate sector, has enabled the institute to raise almost $2 million to provide financial assistance to the best and brightest College and University students in the hospitality field.
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