Over the years, Mandarin has been proud to donate to various health care organizations and charitable groups to cement its connection with and commitment to the community. In 2004, Mandarin set up the Mandarin Charitable Foundation, a registered foundation, which continues to donate to numerous organizations. To date, the Foundation has donated approximately $4 million dollars.
The Mandarin Scholarship Fund was also established, providing scholarships to current employees and the children of current employees. Mandarin also provides scholarships for students who excel in hospitality programs of post-secondary institutions across Ontario.
Mandarin has been honoured numerous times since it first opened. In 2004, Foodservice and Hospitality magazine named the Mandarin franchise as Company of the Year. Mandarin continues to win numerous consumer choice awards, including being named Best Buffet by leading media publications across Ontario.