Conestoga news

October 31, 2017 3:02 PM

Hospitality chair appointed to Taste Canada board

Keith Müller, chair of the School of Business and Hospitality, has been appointed vice chair of Taste Canada’s board of directors. The non-profit organization, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, recognizes and celebrates Canada’s culinary writers annually at the Taste Canada Awards.

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Keith Müller, pictured at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, is chair of Conestoga's School of Business and Hospitality. He has been appointed vice chair of Taste Canada’s board of directors.

The awards honour Canadian-authored books and blogs, in both English and French, that cover an array of topics related to food including Canada’s culinary history, regional and local food stories, food trends at home and abroad, healthy food and nutrition, and everyday recipes for families.

As vice chair of the Taste Canada board, Müller’s main responsibilities will be to work alongside the board’s chair, celebrated restaurateur and author Donna Dooher, and form and manage a donations and sponsorship committee to support the organization’s financial sustainability and growth.

This year, the Taste Canada Awards were presented at a gala on October 30 at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto Hotel. The event, hosted by Food Network Canada’s Noah Cappe, welcomed authors and publishers, culinary professionals, cookbook and food blog readers, industry stakeholders, national food media and chefs from across the country.

Conestoga’s School of Business and Hospitality provides a broad range of culinary and hospitality programs to serve the workforce needs of the growing hospitality industry. As part of their learning experience, students operate Bloom, a full-service, licensed dining room that was named one of Canada’s best neighbourhood restaurants in 2017. Students also benefit from an exclusive agreement Conestoga has with the Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance, the leading global network of education excellence for the culinary arts and hospitality trades. 

An expanded Culinary & Hospitality Institute currently in development at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus is scheduled to open in 2018 to foster innovation and entrepreneurship for the region’s burgeoning tourism sector.

For more information, visit Transforming Together.