Commitment to Excellence earns Caesars Windsor and The Colosseum Respected “Best Bar None Ontario” Accreditation 2018Book A Room
For immediate release: August 13, 2018 Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsor and The Colosseum have proudly earned Best Bar None (BBN) Ontario Accreditation for meeting the highest standards for responsible service of alcohol and for operating with the safety and well-being of its patrons and the community in mind. The property and the entertainment theatre are two of only six Windsor-Essex establishments to have achieved the accreditation at the time of this announcement. All alcohol licensees are encouraged to participate in the program.
Tony Elenis, President and CEO of the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA) which leads BBN Ontario, said, “By pursuing and achieving accreditation, [Caesars Windsor is] showing [their] commitment to high operating standards and the pursuance of excellence in the food, beverage and entertainment industry.”
Best Bar None is a non-profit, industry-led annual accreditation and awards program that supports the ongoing education and training of liquor sales licensees. It is currently offered in Ontario and is available in Downtown Toronto, ByWard Market in Ottawa and now in Windsor.
The voluntary BBN accreditation process includes submitting an extensive application in which candidates answer questions about their best practices, employee training, policies, health and safety, programs and more. Once an establishment meets the minimum requirements at this stage, a visit is scheduled by a third party independent BBN assessor to ensure all the information needed has been provided in order to fully and fairly assess their application. ORHMA then vets the applications.
BBN Ontario accredited businesses maintain the highest standards for their customers and staff, manage the sale and service of alcohol responsibly and have good relationships with the community and hospitality industry partners. Accredited venues also compete with other establishments for annual awards to be announced at the 2018 BBN Ontario Awards Ceremony this fall.
Caesars Windsor’s responsible beverage service policies have been a mandatory part of employee training since the beginning, not only in the Food and Beverage department, but also include employees in Security, Hotel, Entertainment, Finance and more.
Joseph Moore, Director of Food and Beverage at Caesars Windsor said, “Achieving the Bar None Accreditation reinforces our dedication to providing responsible beverage service. It is also another formal acknowledgement that we are meeting and exceeding the industry’s best practices.”
About Best Bar None Ontario
Best Bar None Ontario is made up of a diverse group of organizations from the hospitality industry, community organizations and government who have the common goal of improving and rewarding responsible liquor service and operational excellence. Input will be sought from these stakeholders as part of the program’s ongoing expansion. Best Bar None Ontario is sponsored by Ontario’s wine, spirits and beer manufacturers, communication partners, and socially responsible interested parties as part of their commitment to encouraging responsible drinking. It is led by the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association.
The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is the largest provincial hospitality association in Canada. With over 4,000 members, representing more than 11,000 establishments across the province, the ORHMA is uniquely positioned to represent the issues that most impact your business.
ORHMA represents the industry's interests at both the Provincial and Municipal levels of government. Through our specialized in-house government relations experts, our provincial Board of Directors and our local Regional Boards, the Association provides pertinent and timely advice on industry-specific issues to politicians across the province. The Association's dedicated and professional Membership Team provides ORHMA members with meaningful cost-saving programs and unique educational services. These resourceful programs not only improve the bottom line for our members, but also enhance their operating standards.
About Caesars Windsor Caesars Windsor is the largest casino resort in Canada and the first of its kind outside of the U.S. to be branded with this legendary, world-renowned name. Proud recipient of the 2018 Forbes Best Employer Award; the CAA/AAA Four Diamond hotel award for 18 consecutive years, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (COE) for eight consecutive years and Hall of Fame member; and is 4-Green Key certified from the world recognized Green Key Eco-Rating program for its outstanding environmental efforts. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 10 consecutive years for its gourmet steakhouse, Neros. Voted “Best Hotel” for 18 consecutive years by Casino Player Magazine. This year, The Colosseum has been ranked #1 for Theatre Venues in Canada by Pollstar®.
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