friends

THEY LOVE US. WE LOVE THEM. IT WORKS.

They’re chefs, writers, bloggers, photographers, restaurant owners, bartenders and
influencers. We met most of them on the job. Now they’re our friends.

WILL BERGMANN

WILL BERGMANN

 Will Bergmann is a Winnipeg-based Farmer & Manitoba Canola Growers Ambassador

Grant van Gameren

Grant van Gameren

Grant van Gameren’s rise towards one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs began sizzling shortly after opening the black hoof in 2008.

Claudio Aprile

Claudio Aprile

Claudio Aprile is one of Canada’s most celebrated and visionary chefs and is the owner and creative force behind the growing ORDERFIRE RESTAURANT GROUP

ARLENE STEIN

ARLENE STEIN

Arlene has worked for over 25 years in event management, food program design and marketing communications.

KYLA ZANARDI

KYLA ZANARDI

Toronto native, digital producer and director, Kyla Zanardi, has experience in developing factual content for both TV and the digital space.

SURESH DOSS

SURESH DOSS

Suresh Doss is a Toronto-based food and drink writer who was dubbed as “Scarborough’s Unofficial Food Ambassador” by the Toronto Star.

MATT DEAN PETTIT

MATT DEAN PETTIT

Since his first ever pop up event in March 2012, Rock Lobster has a bustling restaurant and a successful wholesale and retail seafood line, MATTY’S SEAFOOD RETAIL LINE

AFRIM PRISTINE

AFRIM PRISTINE

As Maître fromager (Cheese Master) Afrim Pristine delivers years of experience in affinage, a practice handed down through the family business, Cheese Boutique.

 

Andrew Richmond

Andrew Richmond

Andrew Richmond is the CEO of MONARCH AND MISFITS, an inventive restaurant group taking Toronto’s food scene by storm.

CAM GORDON

CAM GORDON

A Canadian industry veteran with more than a decade of experience in Public Relations, Social Media and Digital Communications.

PETER NEAL

PETER NEAL

Peter is the co-owner of Canada’s successful NEAL BROTHERS FOODS INC.

LUIS VALENZUELA

LUIS VALENZUELA

Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico-born Luis Valenzuela had a passion for food at an early age.

ETHAN ADELAND

ETHAN ADELAND

Ethan is the affable voice behind FEEDING ETHAN social connector and co-founder of FOOD BLOGGERS OF CANADA.

JUSTIN LEBOE

JUSTIN LEBOE

Justin Leboe originally hails from Vancouver, B.C, where he started on the road of his culinary journey. He moved He was awarded Most Innovative Chef by Canada’s 100 Best in 2016.

JASON BANGERTER

JASON BANGERTER

Jason is the Executive Chef at Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa in Cambridge and is an influential leader in the culinary industry.

Marcella Dilonardo

Marcella Dilonardo

Marcella is the baker, photographer, stylist and writer behind the lifestyle blog MODEST MARCE.

Tenille Lafontaine

Tenille Lafontaine

Tenille Lafontaine is a 30-something mom of three in Regina, Saskatchewan. She is the founder of FEISTY FRUGAL & FABULOUS

MELISSA RAMOS

MELISSA RAMOS

 Melissa Ramos’ high-heeled approach to health helps people feel sexy from the inside out.