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

Executive Committee

Guy Laframboise

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

Cindy Simpson

First Vice Chair
Imago Restaurants Inc., Toronto, ON

Mike Yasinski

Vice Chair
Hudsons Canada’s Pub, Edmonton, AB

Jeremy Bonia

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

Nicolas Filiatrault

Benny & Co., Bois-des Filion, QC

Scot McTaggart

Fusion Grill,Winnipeg, MB

Peter Stoddart

Chair, Strategic Plan & Governance
Saint John Ale House, Saint John, NB

Brad Kramble

Immediate Past Chair
Salisbury House of Canada, Winnipeg, MB

Board Members

Bill Allen

Fresh Casual Restaurants Inc., Aulac, NB

Dickie Brennan

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

Darren Carter

Beer Bros. Gastropub & Deli, Regina, SK

Leslie Echino

Blink Restaurant and Bar, Calgary, AB

Duncan Fulton

Restaurant Brands International, Toronto, ON

Kelly Higginson

The CFW Group, Toronto, ON

Jordan Holm

Boston Pizza International Inc., Mississauga, ON

Alan Howie

Northland Restaurant Group, Vancouver, BC

Kent Scales

Scales Group of Companies, Charlottetown, PEI

Tina Chiu

Mandarin Restaurant Franchise Corporation, Brampton, ON

Mo Jessa

Earls Restaurants Ltd., Vancouver, BC

Jeffrey Kroll

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

Kelvin Lum

White Spot Limited, Vancouver, BC

Norman Hower

7-Eleven Canada, Inc., Surrey, BC

Steve McMullin

Grafton Connor Group, Halifax, NS

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

Nivera Wallani

KFC Canada, Yum! Brands, Vaughan, ON

Patrick Saurette

The Marc Restaurant Group, Edmonton, AB

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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