Food service excellence is right! Sonia Ratte and Olivier Dutil of La Baguette won the 2012 Food Service Excellence Award at the Nov. 3 Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
Everyone in attendance concurred – La Baguette was catering that evening and they put on a fantastic dinner that earned them a standing ovation and lots of raves around the room.
The Triple-A beef rib-eye in a red wine demi-glaze was amazing, the pork tenderloin in a white wine mushroom sauce was fantastic and the black tiger prawns in a garlic and shallot emulsion caused people at my table to lose their cool and hoard them.
The Business Excellence Awards highlighted the best of business in Revelstoke 2012.
It featured newly-revised award categories designed to fit a bit better with the unique mix of businesses in Revelstoke, explained host and Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Judy Goodman. The awards included new tourism and youth employment categories.
Malcolm Bott of Universal Footwear took home the Buiness Person of the Year award while the Modern Bakeshop & Cafe won Business of the Year for 2012.
Maryanne Krestinsky of Home Hardware Revelstoke took home the Employee of the Year Award.
The Tourism and Attractions Excellence Award honoured cultural venues that contribute to the tourism experience and enhancement of Revelstoke. The Revelstoke Railway Museum won the 2012 award.
The 2012 Accommodations Excellence Award was won by Best Western Plus Revelstoke, accepted by Chelsea Lamont.
Battersby’s Plumbing & Gas Fitting won the Industrial and Manufacturing Excellence Award.
Revelstoke Equipment Rentals took home the 2012 Retail Excellence Award.
PHOTO GALLERY: Revelstoke Business Excellence Awards 2012
The Youth Employer Award recognizes employers who hire, mentor and create work experience opportunities for youth aged 12–30 years. McDonald’s Revelstoke accepted the 2012 award.
Barry Asumundson accepted the 2012 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for his new family-run business (and Farmers’ Market favourite) BA Sausages.
Stoke FM won the 2012 Home Based Business Excellence Award. Scott Duke, Eve Northmore and Joey Norsworthy took the stage to accept.
Pharmasave Revelstoke won the Community Support Excellence Award, accepted by owner Stephen Hui.
Rae Broderick, Maggie Mulvihill, Josee Zimanyi and MJ Marshall.
Malcolm Bott won the Business Person of the Year Award from a strong field of 11 contenders.
Bott is the co-owner of Universal Footwear in the Alpine Village Shopping Mall.
The four judges were mayor David Raven, Alan Mason, Kevin Dorrius and Stephen Hui.
The Reach for the Stars themed event featured a silent auction, and a live auction conducted by Stetson-wearing Albertan auctioneer John Wayne.
See pages 14–15 for more photos of the event, and don’t forget to like the Revelstoke Times Review on Facebook to check out a 29-photo gallery from the awards ceremony for a who’s who of Revelstoke business in 2012.