New event space at 215 King named after TBM Service Group Inc.

The new Event Hospitality space in George Brown College’s food and beverage research exchange has been named to honour TBM Service Group Inc. (TBM) after the company donated $100,000 to the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

The Event Hospitality space, now named after TBM Service Group Inc., is on the second floor of FIRSt food and beverage research lab, teaching and research facilities for wine education and events and the student-focused restaurant, The Chefs’ House. The Event Hospitality space was first revealed at CHCA’s launch of the Food Innovation Exchange on Nov. 4, 2015. The lab will be used by students and industry professionals for events, sensory research and product launches, as well hospitality education.

TBM Service Group presented the college with a cheque for $100,000 on Feb. 17, 2016 to support the 215 King renewal project.

“This gift means a great deal to us, as it is a reflection of the hard work and dedication my father, the founder of TBM, put into this company to ensure his children had a better life,” says Ravi Ramanand, General Manager of TBM.

“In the same way, we hope that through this new space, we can build upon the success of the CHCA and help to produce the next generation of leaders in the culinary and hospitality industry, so that they too can establish a better future for themselves.”

“Thanks to TBM’s generosity, students now have a facility in which to gain exposure to the industry and test new ideas in the events, hospitality, wine and culinary fields.” says Lorraine Trotter, Dean of the CHCA. “We are incredibly grateful to TBM for the investment it has made in our students and we are excited about the future of CHCA as a leader in food beverage and hospitality innovation.”

TBM currently provides housekeeping and facility services for George Brown. In addition to its most recent gift, the company established the Topnotch Building Scholarship, awarded to students in any full-time CHCA program who face significant economic disadvantages or adversities.  

“Over the last five years, TBM has been an excellent partner, not only in the services provided to the college but also for their philanthropic vision to increase access for our students,” says Anne Sado, President of George Brown College. “It is with the naming of this new Event Hospitality space that we would like to honour TBM for their continuous support.”