Hart House named 2014 BBEA Hall of Fame Inductee

The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) and the City of Burnaby are pleased to announce that Hart House Restaurant is this year’s inductee into Burnaby’s prestigious Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction is presented by Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan to a widely-recognized, Burnaby-based business that has demonstrated outstanding business success over many years and has had a positive and significant impact on the community.

“I am pleased to announce Hart House as this year’s inductee,” remarked Paul Holden, President and CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade. “The Hart House is a landmark in Burnaby, and has been a popular venue for special occasions and events for over a quarter of a century. Their commitment to excellence and service has made them a local favourite and an institution in this community.”

Located at Deer Lake Park, the Tudor-style building was designed by architect Frank Macey in the early 1900s. Recognizing that the stately house and grounds presented a unique opportunity to create a premier culinary destination, Hart House Restaurant was opened in 1988 by its original ownership group, which included current owner Paul Smolen.

“We’re delighted to be recognized with this honour,” commented Smolen. “During our 26 years in business we have welcomed guests from around the world, but we never forget that we’re part of the local Burnaby community.  We value our relationships with our neighbours, both individuals and businesses.”

The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Hall of Fame and Nominees’ Luncheon will be held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel on October 9th. Shortlisted finalists for each category of the 14th Annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards will also be announced at the luncheon. For further details and to purchase tickets, please visit www.bbot.ca. 


About Hart House

Open since 1988, Hart House at Deer Lake makes an unforgettable impression on guests with its elegant heritage house setting and outstanding Pacific Northwest cuisine.  The 13-acre estate includes a mock-Tudor mansion with tastefully appointed dining room, private function rooms, and heated patio; immaculate lawns and gardens; and a Lakeside Cottage.  Always a favourite for outdoor weddings, Hart House also hosts business lunches and conferences of all sizes, as well as intimate dinners and celebrations.  Our menu changes with the seasons to take advantage of the freshest local ingredients, including herbs from our own on-site herb garden.  Whatever your menu selection, our attentive staff are always happy to recommend wine pairings from our award-winning cellar.

For more information about Hart House, visit www.harthouserestaurant.com.