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Gino Spano

 Tags: Catering Trends

We at Seventh Heaven Event Catering are thrilled to inform you that we’ve been shortlisted for Caterer of the Year at the city’s first ever Food Awards: Toronto. This black-tie event takes place Monday, July 9, at the Sheraton Parkway North Hotel in Toronto.

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What Are The Food Awards?

Toronto’s food scene just added another award ceremony to its roster via The Food Awards. The popular awards currently take place in sister cities across the pond, including Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, and Manchester. After launching Toronto Hair and Beauty Awards this past year to overwhelming success, and given Toronto’s immense food scene, it only made sense to bring The Food Awards here. 

The Food Awards will hand out a range of honours to various food and beverage establishments, covering categories such as Best of Toronto, Chef of the Year, and Restaurant of the Year. In addition to listing the best restaurant or culinary wonders, awards are broken down into best restaurant by cuisine and best take-out spot. A lucky home-based restaurant may win Family Restaurant of the Year, while your favourite food trucks could snag Best Street Food. 

The accolades celebrate the top cuisine and dining places in the city, with notable nominations including Toronto favourites. El Catrin, Eva’s Original Chimneys, Factory Girl, The Hogtown Vegan, and Nota Bene are just a few of the many shortlisted for various prizes.

Who’s Behind It?

The awards are hosted by parent company Creative Oceanic, a marketing group operating in both the UK and Ireland, which celebrates the best businesses in a number of different industries. They shine a light on hair and beauty, food and beverage, SME, weddings, hospitality, and more. 

Creative Oceanic works with companies to create distinct campaign strategies that leave them a cut above the competition, connecting various businesses with influencer networks and a like-minded audience. They dedicate these unique ceremonies to the people and brands who leave a mark in their fields and on their communities—and as such, are admired by those same people.

Caterer of the Year

As our readers and customers know, our catering service, based in Etobicoke, is where we provide flavourful, fresh-cooked meals for a variety of events. From weddings to communions, office holiday parties and more, we create a delicious dining menu for everyone to enjoy.

We’re excited to be a part of the first awards here in Toronto and celebrate the hard work we, and those in our business, do every day. To find out more about these awards, visit the Food Awards page here.


Gino Spano

Starting with roots in a kitchen at 14 years old, he worked his way up the ranks and by the young age of 17 was responsible for daily events of 50 to 600 people. Gino continued to use his talents to work in catering, banquet and restaurant kitchens across the GTA. His love for Italian, French and Asian cuisine paired with his wide variety of knowledge brought him success in his new venture at Seventh Heaven in 2001. Over the past 12 years, he has cooked many meals for social events, corporate events and government officials. His love for new challenges brought him into corporate sales where he and the Seventh Heaven team won Best Catered Event for Canadian Linen’s “The Great White North” – Facility Grand Opening in 2009.
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