2016 
Bruce McAdams MA, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
2015 
Chef John Higgins – Director & Corporate Chef, The Chef’s School
2014 
Deborah Pratt, Winery Public Relations, Inniskillin, Jackson Triggs, Les Clos Jordan
2013  David Martin PhD - Director,Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University
2012  Julia Christensen Hughes, PhD, Dean College of Management & Economics, University of Guelph
2011  Michael Olson, Chef/Professor, Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Niagara College
2010 
Linda Bramble PhD - Wine Educator and Wine Writer
2009  Anita Stewart, Culinary Activist and Author
2008  Stephen Lynch, PhD, Interim Director, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of Guelph
2007  Jacques Marie - retired GBC - Wine Educator
2006  William Pallett, Sr. Vice President, People and Quality, Delta Hotels and Resorts
2005  Rick Reid, Dean, School of Hospitality & Tourism, Algonquin College
2004  Katherine Penny, Director, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Ryerson University
2003  John Walker MBA, Dean, Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism, George Brown College
      David Taylor, Director, School of Hospitality & Tourism & Niagara Culinary Institute, Niagara College
2002  John Walsh Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director, Food & Hotel Management University of Guelph
2001  Eleanor Kane, Director, Stratford Chef's School
2000  Wendy Swedlove, President, Canadian Tourism Human Resources Council
1999  Carolyn J. Clark, Vice President, Human Resources, Canadian Pacific Hotels
1998  John W. Patterson, Professor, University of Guelph, School of Hotel and Food Admin
1997  John L. Sharpe, President & COO, Four Seasons, Regent Hotels
1996  Neil E. Cornthwaite, Coordinator, Hospitality & Tourism, Canadore College
1994  Josef Vonlanthen, Executive Chef, Regal Constellation Hotel
1992  *Brian Cooper, Dean, Hospitality Centre, George Brown College
1991  William F. Lougheed, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
1990  Jack Hurlbut, President & COO, The Bitove Corporation
1988  Albert Schnell, Executive Chef, Hilton International
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 Deceased