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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
John Rothschild

John Rothschild

BA 1971 UC - 2018 Award Recipient

As former chief executive officer of Prime Restaurant Holdings, John Rothschild led a management team that built renowned restaurant brands such as East Side Mario’s, Casey’s and Bier Markt. With more than 65,000 employees, the company became an industry leader in the restaurant business. Currently, he is a board member at CARA, which acquired Prime Restaurant Holdings in 2013.

Rothschild has also been extensively involved with University College, having spent many years as a mentor in the college’s Career Mentorship Program. He has chaired the committee that selects U of T’s Moss Scholar -- the University’s highest honour for undergraduates. He currently sits on the boards of several Canadian companies and has won numerous honours and awards, including the 2003 Ernst & Young Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Ivey Business School’s 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award.