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

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

CHRISTINE TIZZZARD

CHRISTINE TIZZZARD

Christine Tizzard is one of Toronto’s top recipe developers & food stylists plus cookbook author of HONEST TO GOODNESS

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

ROSANNA CAIRA

ROSANNA CAIRA

Rosanna is the editor and publisher behind two of the country’s top hospitality publications, HOTELIER MAGAZINE and FOODSERVICE AND HOSPITALITY MAGAZINE

MATT DEAN PETTIT

MATT DEAN PETTIT

Previously owner of the popular Rock Lobster restaurants, Matt currently runs the successful wholesale and retail seafood business, MATTY’S SEAFOOD RETAIL LINE

PETER NEAL

PETER NEAL

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

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

 

CAM GORDON

CAM GORDON

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

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

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

Grant van Gameren

Grant van Gameren

Grant van Gameren’s rise towards one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs began sizzling starting with the opening of The Black Hoof in 2008

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

Tenille Lafontaine

Tenille Lafontaine

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

Marcella Dilonardo

Marcella Dilonardo

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

MELISSA RAMOS

MELISSA RAMOS

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

Andrew Richmond

Andrew Richmond

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