Don Mastronardi, Sam Silvestro, Oceans Fresh Food Market, and Adam Donikian are the Winners of the 2014 OPMA Awards
- by Christofer Oberst
TORONTO, CANADA – This year’s annual OPMA (Ontario Produce Marketing Association) Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony was hosted in the Liberty Grand in Toronto.
The event kicked off with a cocktail reception that featured a 6-foot tall snowflake ice sculpture, a glass blowing artist, maple taffy tasting session and much more. According to a press release, attendees also enjoyed gourmet appetizers created by Chef Daniel Ponte.
Every year, OPMA celebrates the accomplishments of deserving members of the produce community. The winners named at this year's event were:
- OPMA Fresh Award: Adam Donikian, Sobeys
- Outstanding Achievement Award: Oceans Fresh Food Market
- Cory Clack-Streef Produce Person of the Year: Sam Silvestro, Wal-Mart
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Don Mastronardi, Mastronardi Produce
After the dinner and awards ceremony, famed Canadian comedian, Ron James entertained the crowd with his special stand-up comedic style.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! It is certainly well deserved.