At the Taste Canada Awards Gala on November 14, Taste Canada Awards will present 22 winners with a Gold or Silver Award. Mary Ito, CBC radio personality and former host of the top-rated show “Fresh Air,” will serve as host of this year’s gala at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.
The gala is a one-of-a-kind gastronomic event with more than a dozen chef-led food stations presented by Toronto’s most celebrated chefs and a red carpet walked by some of Canada’s most celebrated writers and culinary personalities. At the gala, Taste Canada will also name this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, sponsored by The Culinary Historians of Canada.
Taste Canada Awards celebrates 19 years as the only organization in Canada that recognizes this nation’s abundance of outstanding culinary writers. The mission of Taste Canada Awards is to be the authoritative culinary writing award in Canada by showcasing and recognizing the best. Drawn from Canadian academic, publishing, creative and institutional fields, the independent panel of judges reviews submissions across six categories. In 2015, the total units sold in Canada for books in the cooking subject category amounted to 1.3 million for a total value of $38.7 million, according to BookNet Canada.