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Toronto restauranteur elected CRFA chair


March 7, 2012
By Stefanie Croley

March 7, 2012, Toronto – Donna Dooher, the executive chef and co-owner of Mildred’s
Temple Kitchen in Toronto, was elected chair of the Canadian Restaurant
and Foodservices Association (CRFA) for 2012 – 2013 at the
association’s annual meeting March 5.

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March 7, 2012, Toronto – Donna Dooher, the executive chef and co-owner of Mildred’s
Temple Kitchen in Toronto, was elected chair of the Canadian Restaurant
and Foodservices Association (CRFA) for 2012 – 2013 at the
association’s annual meeting March 5.

A recognized leader in Canada’s restaurant community, Dooher
is a celebrated chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, teacher and TV
personality with a passion for bringing people to the table, and
showcasing locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

As CRFA chair, Dooher leads a volunteer board of 30
restaurant industry leaders from across the country who are responsible
for one of Canada’s largest business groups. CRFA’s 30,000 members
represent restaurants, bars, caterers, clubs and other foodservice
establishments, as well as suppliers to the industry. The $63-billion
restaurant industry is the fourth-largest employer in Canada, providing
more than 1.1 million direct jobs. 

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"Like many Canadians, I worked part-time at a restaurant
when I was a student, and that’s when I knew I would build a career in
this industry," says Dooher. "Restaurants bring people together and
help them through their busy days. They create jobs and give back to
their neighbourhoods. Restaurants nourish our communities, and CRFA is
working on many different fronts to ensure they continue to grow and
prosper."