(Aug. 13/17) Restaurants Canada is pleased to announce our new Director, Membership Development and Engagement, Christopher Barry!
Christopher joins Restaurants Canada after spending the last 10 years with Tourism Toronto as Business Development Director. Christopher is a highly motivated professional who thrives on the development and management of people, products and services. He is experienced in international trade and media program/event activations.
“We are thrilled to have Christopher join our team,” says Shanna Munro, Restaurants Canada’s President and CEO. “Christopher’s deep experience in tourism, events and governance can help us take our membership offering to the next level. This is an exciting time!”
Christopher has developed and executed events that promote Toronto, including supporting industry/client initiatives and associated trade, media, consumer and diversity audience communications. He was a team leader for Toronto World Pride 2014 bid, international promotion and event execution. He is on the Advisory Board of Winterlicious and Summerlicious, and is a Board Member of the Yonge Bloor Bay Business Association.
Christopher has foodservice management experience with both McDonald’s and Gloucester Square Inns. He is a graduate of Hotel Management from George Brown College, and has completed advanced management courses with McDonald’s and Disney.
“In this new role, I have the chance to direct a talented team that services and grows our industry membership of over 30,000 businesses,” says Christopher Barry. “We deliver exclusive content, research, savings and events to fuel members’ success, and ultimately, improve their bottom line. I am so excited to take on this new opportunity to better serve Canada’s restaurant industry.”