Restaurants Canada is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. These industry leaders represent all provinces and segments of the foodservice industry.

Executive Committee

Cindy Simpson

Chair of the Board
Imago Restaurants Inc., Toronto, ON

Mike Yasinski

First Vice Chair
Hudsons Canada’s Pub, Edmonton, AB

Jeremy Bonia

Vice Chair
Raymonds Restaurant & The Merchant Tavern, St. John’s, NL

Alan Howie

Vice Chair
Northland Restaurant Group, Vancouver, BC

Kelly Higginson

Vice Chair
The CFW Group, Toronto, ON

Nicolas Filiatrault

Benny & Co., Bois-des Filion, QC

Kelvin Lum

White Spot Limited, Vancouver, BC

Guy Laframboise

Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Les Restaurants Subway Québec Ltée, Ville Saint-Laurent, QC

Board Members

Brad Kramble

Salisbury House of Canada, Winnipeg, MB

Gene Cormier

Hub City Social; Restaurant Clos Inc.; Halo Donuts Inc.:, Moncton, NB

Elizabeth Rowe

Italian by Night Trattoria, Saint John, NB

Dickie Brennan

International Ambassador
Dickie Brennan & Company, New Orleans, LA, USA

Court Desautels

Neighbourhood Group of Companies, Guelph, ON

Leslie Echino

Annabelle's Kitchen, Calgary, AB

Duncan Fulton

Restaurant Brands International, Toronto, ON

Lacey Sellinger

Odla Restaurant and Market, Saskatoon, SK

Jordan Holm

Boston Pizza International Inc., Mississauga, ON

Kent Scales

Scales Group of Companies, Charlottetown, PEI

Ibrahim (Obby) Khan

Shawarma Khan Inc.; Green Carrot Juice Company;, Winnipeg, MB

Patrick Saurette

The Marc Restaurant Group, Edmonton, AB

Tina Chiu

Mandarin Restaurant Franchise Corporation, Brampton, ON

Sachit Mehra

East India Company Restaurants, Ottawa, ON

Hakan Uluer

The Bertossi Group, Halifax, NS

Mohamad Fakih

Paramount Fine Foods, Toronto, ON

Mo Jessa

Earls Restaurants Ltd., Vancouver, BC

Jeffrey Kroll

McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd., Toronto, ON

Bruce Miller

Pilot Coffee Roasters, Oakville, ON

Norman Hower

7-Eleven Canada, Inc., Surrey, BC

Bill Pratt

Chef Inspired Group of Restaurants and Food Trucks, Dartmouth, NS

Matthew Senecal-Junkeer

Birds & the Beets, Vancouver, BC

Brent Todd

A&W Food Services of Canada Inc., Vancouver, BC

Mark Findlay

Lone Star Texas Grill, Oakville, ON

Nivera Wallani

KFC Canada, Yum! Brands, Vaughan, ON

Julie Denton

Recipe Unlimited Corporation, Vaughan, ON

Honorary Fellows

Every year our board recognizes the outstanding contributions of select past directors.
Meet our honorary fellows
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