Founded in 1993 by Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini, Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality is now recognized as one of Canada’s leading restaurant and event groups.
With locations in Toronto, Montreal, Saskatoon, Calgary and beyond, O&B’s diverse portfolio currently includes a collection of unique and innovative restaurants, event spaces, a bakery, and several strategic partnerships.
O&B’s restaurants include à la carte dining, quick service, catering, group dining and special events.
The company’s private dining and events division, Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering, manages a number of large-scale event venues, including Arcadian, The Carlu, and the Toronto Region Board of Trade, among others.
Oliver & Bonacini credits its success to the development of a strong corporate culture, where excellence of food quality and service are valued above all else.
With even further expansion ahead, Oliver & Bonacini’s standards of food and service excellence remain the main focus of the company’s vision.
Peter Oliver was born in Cape Town, South Africa, moving to Canada in 1967 to attend Mc Gill University.
He opened his first restaurant in 1978 after a successful career in stock brokerage and commercial real estate.
Peter is the passionate leader of O&B’s legendary service culture.
He leads each employee orientation, personally ensuring that Oliver & Bonacini’s vision, values and expectations are clearly communicated.
Peter is the founder of The Leacock Foundation, which has raised over $6 million for children’s causes, and constructed three schools in South Africa.
He has been a Governor of the ROM and National Chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation’s Ride for a Cure. He trained classically under Chef Anton Mosimann at London’s Dorchester Hotel before immigrating to Canada in 1985, and partnering with Peter Oliver in 1993 to create Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants.