The Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) is an organization that was created to raise the standards of post-secondary hospitality programs in Ontario Colleges and Universities. For the past 25 years the OHI has done this through raising money for student scholarships. Since its inception the OHI has raised over $2 million dollars for hospitality student scholarships in Ontario. Learn more about their scholarships here.
The OHI also contributes to the betterment of the hospitality industry through its yearly Gold Awards Gala. Each year at this event industry leaders are recognized for their achievements with awards and fellowships. Last's years gala was definitely memorable!
In 2006 the organization started a new award, The OHI’s Top 30 Under 30. This program was created to recognize outstanding young people currently employed in the Ontario Hospitality Industry. To date 300 young stars of the industry have been recognized for both their achievements and potential. Check this link to see if you recognize any of the past recipients.
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Top30 Under 30 and we are hoping you can take the time to nominate someone you know for this recognition. Your nominee can be a restaurant or hotel manager, chef, supplier, anyone who you feel is ‘superstar’ at what they do and is making a positive contribution to the hospitality industry in Ontario. More details can be found here!
Deadline for nominations is December 31, 2015. Nominate now and nominate often!