A Whistler catering company has won a prestigious national award.
Hilarie and Grant Cousar, owners of Whistler Cooks Catering took home the "Best Event Caterer" Award at the Canadian Special Events National Awards Gala in Toronto last weekend.
The award was in recognition of the work Whistler Cooks did for the 2010 Olympic Games held in Whistler and Vancouver last February.
"Catering for the 2010 (Olympic) and Paralympic Games was in itself such an unbelievable opportunity and honour; to be recognized as the best catered event in Canada goes a long way and will be shared with the many team members and local partners that made the event so memorable," said Hilarie Cousar.
"Hopefully this will give increased exposure for Whistler and Cultural Tourism; this is an award the entire community of Whistler can be proud of."
Whistler Cooks is the largest off-site caterer in the Sea to Sky region not only specializing in sport events but in fine dining, corporate and social affairs.
It was contracted to provide the catering services during the Olympic and Paralympic period at three Olympic venues - The Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler Olympic Park and the Whistler Celebration Plaza.