Gander, NL - February 28, 2014 - Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador hosted the annual Tourism Excellence Awards Gala on Friday night as the grand finale to the Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Gander. The Tourism Excellence Awards Gala featured the presentation of the Tourism Excellence Awards that honour businesses and leaders who are helping advance the tourism industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Halifax, NS - January 22, 2014 – Nova Scotia based producers of Devour! The Food Film Fest is taking the show on the road. Executive Director Michael Howell and Managing Director Lia Rinaldo have inked a deal that will see the food and wine festival expand into The Bahamas.
St. Andrews, New Brunswick – January 8, 2014 - One of the first chefs at The Algonquin Resort, in the late 1800s, was the brilliant and respected Chef George F. Braxton. The Algonquin Resort is looking to honour the culinary great and learn more about the gastronomic history of the iconic resort.
Charlottetown - January 9, 2014 – PEI Brewing Company has marked the Grand Opening of the PEI Brewing Company’s Culinary Event Space and the launch of the Fathers 2014 Commemorative Beer Pack. Both were celebrated in PEI 2014 fashion with local music, food and craft beer. Chef Michael Smith was on hand along with many others to celebrate more growth in an important tourism sector for PEI. Complete details on that a new beer from the company that will be available in much of Eastern Canada.
Winsloe, PE – December 31, 2013 – An article in Chatelaine Magazine says Grandma’s Tea Room on Prince Edward Island is one of the best tea rooms in Canada. It’s a nice way to end the year for the owner. We spoke with Cindy Cousineau to get her reaction in our profile on this PEI business.
Fredericton, NB – December 24, 2013 – The second annual Fredericton Craft Beer Festival will have more than 100 beers to sample during the March 8th event. Tickets are on sale now for increasingly popular events of this type with the growth in the craft beer market. Check our story for a preview.
Toronto, ON - Dec. 9, 2013 - CTV announced today the list of Top 50 MASTERCHEF CANADA home cooks, culled from the thousands of applicants from across the country. In the audition process, home cooks from across Canada put their best dish forward for a chance to continue on the homegrown edition of one of the most successful primetime entertainment formats in the world. CTV also announced today the grand prize these home cooks are vying for: the MasterChef Canada title and a $100,000 cash prize to help make their culinary dreams come true. Two are from Nova Scotia and one from Newfoundland. Meet them in our story.
Ottawa, December 3, 2013 - Twelve organizations and individuals were honoured tonight by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) as recipients of the 2013 Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by The Toronto Star and Visa Canada. The Fogo Island Inn and Delta Hotels in Halifax were national winners. Full details in our story.
Halifax, N.S. - November 27, 2013 – On November 26th the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) hosted the 2013 Crystal Tourism Awards as the grand finale to the 36th Annual Tourism Summit – Getting Back to Business. Full detials in our story.
Halifax, NS – November 26, 2013 - The Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards is a celebration of excellence to honour producers and restaurants that provide exceptional culinary products and experiences. Winners, from consumer nominations, were announced during the annual Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia’s (TIANS) Tourism Summit on November 26, 2013. Full results in our story.
Halifax, N.S. – The 2013 Restaurant Awards Dinner, hosted by the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS) celebrated outstanding service in the food and beverage industry at the annual awards dinner held on November 19, 2013 at Casino Nova Scotia. 2 Doors Down in Halifax picked up three awards. We have full results in our story.
Charlottetown, PE – November 13, 2013 - Fall Flavours Festival organizers say attendance at the 2013 Festival was the biggest in its six year history. Total attendance was up more than 16 per cent over 2012, with even greater increases in attendance at the Festival’s key Signature Events, hosted by Food Network Canada guest chefs.
Toronto, June 11, 2013 – Monday night at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto, Halifax bartender, Jenner Cormier of the Middle Spoon, was crowned Canada's first-ever World Class Bartender of the Year, and will represent Canada next month as he competes against 50 of the most elite bartenders from across the globe during the world's largest and most prestigious cocktail event of the year, Diageo World Class. Full details in our story along with a video of Jenner at work.