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John Arena

Prego Ristorante
Manager
Aurora
1992 - 1994
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Jamz Bistro & Bar
General Manager
Toronto
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Winston's
General Manager
Toronto
1989 - 1992
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Trillium
General Manager
Toronto
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Giannino
  St. James Restaurants of Canada
Co-owner/Partner
Toronto
1983 - 1985
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Panarello
  St. James Restaurants of Canada
Co-owner/Partner
Toronto
1983 - 1985
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Terra Cotta Inn
Owner/Proprietor
Terra Cotta
[1979 - 1985]
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The Old Mill Inn & Spa
  Winston's Restaurants Ltd.
General Manager
Toronto
[1971]
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O'Keefe Centre
Caterer
Toronto
[1971 - 1983]
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Winston's
  Arena sold Winston's to York-Hanover Hotels in 1989, and they retained him to run it.
Owner/Proprietor
Toronto
1966 - 1989
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Rosedale Golf Club
Manager
Toronto
1963 - 1966
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Sheraton Brock Hotel
Catering Manager
Niagara Falls
1963
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King Edward Hotel
  The Oak Room, The Victoria Room
Captain
Maitre d'
Toronto
1957 - 1963
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Mario's
Maitre d'
Melbourne
1951 - 1956
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Operakällaran Restaurant
Stockholm
[1950 - 1951]
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Quo Vadis
London
[1950]
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Grand Hotel
  Julien and Freden
Stockholm
1949
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Prince of Savoy Hotel
Chef de Rang
Milan
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Mario's
Kitchen Hand
Waiter/Waitress
Maitre d'
Melbourne
1939 - 1946
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And Now You Know

  • John Arena purchased Winston's in 1966 for $2 and the assumption of $45,000 in debt.
  • Arena owned 100% of Winston's Catering Ltd.; 80% of Winston's Restaurants Ltd.; 79% of St. James Restaurants.
  • Arena once owned a game farm in Flesherton, where he raised quail and pheasant for his restaurants.
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