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Awards and distinctions

2013  Caroline Lemire, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois regional award winner in the “Human Resources - Manager” category.

2012  Josée Harnois, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois regional award winner in the “Human Resources - Manager” category.

2010  Josée Harnois, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois national award winner in the “Sustainable tourism” category.

2010  Josée Savard, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois regional award winner in the “Human Resources - Manager” category.

2009 Sustainable development award, Desjardins & Co. Entrepreneur awards 2009.

2009  Marilyn Auger, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois regional award winner in the “Human Resources - Manager” category.

2008  Special “Best spa concept in Quebec” award from Spa Select, in the Virage Vert (“Going Green”) category.

2008  Grands Prix du tourisme québécois regional award winner in the “Accommodations - 4- or 5-Star Establishments” category.

2008  Mario Lacombe, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois regional award winner in the “Human Resources - Manager” category.

2007  Prizewinner at the 19th Soirée des Sommets of the Maskinongé RCM Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in the “Training, Job Creation and On-the-Job Quality of Life” category.

2007  Line Béland, prizewinner at the 19th Soirée des Sommets of the Maskinongé RCM Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in the “Backbone - Employee of the Year” category.

2007  Louis Lessard, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois national GOLD award winner in the “Québec Tourism Personality of the Year” category.

2007  Line Béland, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois regional award winner in the “Human Resources - Manager” category.

2005  Special invitee of the Mouvement québécois de la qualité, as part of best business practices for its program of improving service through efficient client-complaints management.

2005  National (Canadian) finalist in the AITC Prix de l'excellence touristique - CCRHT (single unit) Human Resources development category.

2005  Laureate, Prix Desjardins Performance financière et sociale (Financial and Social Performance).

2005  National GOLD Laureate, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois prizes in the “Under-50,000 tourist attraction” category

2004  Mercuriades Laureate, Customer Relations Management category.

2004  National GOLD Laureate, Grands Prix du tourismes québécois prizes in the "50 t.o 149-room accommodations" category.

2004  Laureate, Grands Prix culturels de Trois-Rivières, Culture and Education category, prize awarded for the “Theatre on the River.”

2002  National GOLD Laureate, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois prizes in the "50 to 149-room accommodations" category.

2002  Top 500 Gala Laureate, Desjardins Services and Commerce category for the Mauricie region.

2002  Regional Laureate, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois prizes in the "50 to 149-room accommodations" category.

2000  Regional Laureate, Quebec Restaurant Development Prize.

1999  National Bronze Laureate, Tourism Promotion Award.

1999  Regional Laureate, Tourism Promotion Award.

1998  Regional Laureate, Customer and Guest Reception Services Award.

1998  Regional Laureate, Quebec Restaurant Development Prize.

1997  Regional Laureate, Tourism Excellence Award.

1995  Regional Laureate, Tourism Excellence Award.

1994  Regional Laureate, Gastronomy Award.

1993  Regional Laureate, Tourism Promotion Award.

1992  Regional Laureate, Innovation in Tourism Award.

1991  Regional Laureate, Innovation in Tourism Award.


Awards - Executive Chef Patrick Gérôme and His Team

2010  2nd place in the combat des Toques, for Patrick Gérôme, Executive Chef of Le Baluchon in Saint-Paulin, with his colleagues Véronique Levasseur and Rosalie Lemay.

2010  Véronique Levasseur receives the “2010 Healthy Cooking Chef of the Year” award.

2010  Véronique Levasseur, chosen as Mauricie Region's Pastry Chef of the Year.

2009  Le Baluchon receives the Carte d’or award.

2008  Jean-Philippe Rocheleau, first cook at Le Baluchon in Saint-Paulin, receives third prize in the very first competition organized by the Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec (Federation of Québec Maple Syrup Producers).

2008  Véronique Levasseur, winner of the Prix de la Relève (Emerging Professionals) - Mauricie chapter at the Meritas Banquet de la Relève gala.

2007  Nappes d'Argent award, “French Cuisine” category, in the Tapis rouge pour nappes blanches contest sponsored by “Le Chef” magazine.

2007  Véronique Levasseur, Pastry SILVER medal winner at the Salon Rest-Hôte.

2007  Véronique Levasseur, chosen as Mauricie Region's Pastry Chef of the Year by the Québec Association of Chefs, Cooks and Pastry Makers.

2002  Quebec Association of Chefs, Cooks and Pastry Makers Award of Distinction.

1999  Chef of the Year, Quebec Association of Chefs, Cooks and Pastry Makers.

1998  Gastronomy Prize, Grands prix du tourisme québécois competition.

1997  Healthy Cooking Chef of the Year, Quebec Association of Chefs, Cooks and Pastry Makers.

1994  Gastronomy Prize, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois competition.

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