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2016 Taste Canada Awards

Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada

Monday, 14 November 2016 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EST)

2016 Taste Canada Awards

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General Admission - October 18 - November 14
Please note the evening schedule: 5:30 - 6:30 Welcome reception // 6:30 ~ 7:45 Awards Presentation // ~8:00 - 10:00 Gala Reception
14 Nov 2016 $125.00 $8.11
Student Admission - Student ID checked at the door   more info 14 Nov 2016 $60.00 $4.20
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Please note the evening schedule: 5:30 - 6:30 Welcome reception // 6:30 - 7:45 Awards Presentation // 7:45 - 9:30 Gala Reception
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This will be an evening to remember!!

Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canadadrew 96 book submissions, and 54 Blog submissions this year, a brilliant snapshot of the vibrancy and diversity of Canadian culinary writing and publishing. The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony and Gala Reception on Monday, November 14th, at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.

Meet the authors, industry leaders, and fellow food lovers.

Sample delicious dishes, and wines at the receptions,





5:30 – 6:30 P.M.


Arcadian Foyer and Court


Brought to you by;

Monforte Dairy, De La Terre Bakery, Roothams Gourmet, Niagara College Teaching Winery


6:30 P.M.


Arcadian Court


Welcome and opening remarks by

Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell,

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario


Hosted by; CBC’s Mary Ito

Bilingual presentation of Category Awards

Hall of Fame

Taste Canada Cooks the Books Award

Concluding Remarks


8:00 P.M.


Arcadian Court Galleria 

Hosted by Gusto

Wines by Niagara College Teaching Winery

Cheese selections by the Dairy Farmers of Canada


Chef Graeme Little (EPIC, Fairmont Roya York Hotel)

Chef Michael Robertson & Chef Jamie Meireles (Oliver & Bonacini)

Chef Ted Reader (Ted’s World Famous BBQ)

Chef Vanessa Yeung (Aphrodite Cooks)

Chef Tawfik Shehata (The International Centre)

Chef Dufflet Rosenberg (Dufflet Pastries)

Chef Matt Basile (Fidel Gastro’s)

Chef Sandra Abballe (Succulent Chocolate – Cacao Barry)

Chef Dan Craig (SOCCO Kitchen + Bar, Delta Toronto Hotel)

Chef Bonnie Gordon (Bonnie Gordon College)




Information of Taste Canada's Educational mandate:

Taste Canada Cooks The Books!

The weekend before the Gala Fundraiser, Taste Canada and The Canola Alberta Commission will once again partner in an on-stage event involving culinary students from across the country.

This is a unique two-day competition in which culinary students from colleges across Canada are invited to cook a selected recipe from a 2016 submitted book, with the author on stage as a mentor.  The teams will perform at a live cooking stage at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 12th an 13th. Teams will attend the Gala at the Arcadian on November 14th, where the winners will be announced and prizes will be presented.


 Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Please bring your tickets to the event registration table. The event is for those of legal drinking age: 19 and older.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Arcadian Court is located in downtown Toronto. Public parking is available nearby. There is a large lot under City Hall (Queen and Bay).

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Karen Baxter
Executive Director
Taste Canada Awards
mobile (519) 731-5286

 Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes if you purchased a ticket. Complimentary tickets are not trasferable.

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


 What is the refund policy?

50% refundable 30 days before the event.  After that, no refunds are issued.

 The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, paid tickets can be transfered, just make sure your guest informs the volunteers working at the registration desk about the change of name on the ticket. Complimentary tickets are not transferable.

Have questions about 2016 Taste Canada Awards? Contact Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada

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When & Where

Arcadian Court
401 Bay St
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Monday, 14 November 2016 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EST)

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Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada

Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998
that recognizes and celebrates superior writing and publishing throughout Canada’s culinary
world, both English and French.

Taste Canada Awards are the highest honour for food writing in the country. Presented in Toronto each fall, these awards are a unique cultural, social and gastronomic highlight.

The Awards and their associate culinary student competition are made possible through a very loyal and generous industry support, participation and sponsorship.

We sincerely thank the following organizations for their collaboration and support:

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