2012  Anita Stewart, C.M. LLD., Culinary Activist and Author,
2011  Kathleen Taylor, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
2010  Anna and Michael Olson, Anna is host of two cooking shows on Food Network: “Sugar” and “Fresh with Anna Olson”, Michael teaches culinary arts at Niagara College.
2009  Donna Dooher, Co-Owner and Executive Chef, Mildred's Temple Kitchen and Michael Beckley, Senior Vice president, Lodging & Development, Marriott Hotels & Resorts of Canada
2008  Rigzin Dolkar, former Executive Director of the Ontario Hostelry Institute
2004  Paul House, President & COO, TDL Group Ltd., Tim Hortons
2003  Murray Webb, President, UBF Foodsolutions
2002  The LCBO - 75th Anniverasry, Accepted by Andrew S. Brandt, Chair & CEO
2001  Full-Service Caterers & Special Event Planners, Colleen Walker and Dana Zita
2000  Ron V. Joyce, C. M., Sr. Chairman & Co-Founder, TDL Group Ltd. (Tim Hortons)
1999  The Independent Innkeepers of Ontario
1998  The Ontario Wine Industry
1997  John O. Maxwell, President & CEO, The Convention Centre of Metro Toronto
1996  Andrew S. Brandt, Chairman & CEO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario
1994  Michael J. Beckley, President & COO, Commonwealth Hospitality Ltd.
1992  Ed Mirvish, Chairman & CEO, Honest Ed's Limited
1991  Donald J.P. Ziraldo, President, Inniskillin Wines
1990  Douglas E. Light, President, George Brown College
1988  John J. Arena, President, Winston's Restaurant