Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence

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Culinary Tourism in Ontario tells the magnificent story of our food, our land and our varied people. This years’ champions exemplify the innovation in storytelling that satiates the growing appetite of folks to experience local flavours.

These awards are about the passion and excellence of those dedicated to advancing the culinary tourism movement in Ontario. Through their steadfast leadership and unique experiences, both winners and finalists set the bar for what culinary tourism in Ontario represents.  Presented by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, these awards recognize those who work hard to tell the stories of our growers, chefs, and beverage producers.

 The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are a celebration of success and an opportunity to recognize those who have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. These awards are jointly presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, and the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance. The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are divided into three categories: Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence, Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence, and of course, the Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence.

 


Applications will open April 18th, 2017. Stay tuned!

For any questions regarding the Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence, 
please contact Agatha at agatha@ontarioculinary.com or at 416-644-3601. 


 

 

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This award recognizes an Ontario organization, collaborative group or community who has or is working on developing a destination through investment in culinary tourism.

When putting together your application, include support materials and do your best to address the following:

Describe how this committee or organization has taken on a leadership role in promoting culinary tourism.

Describe the past year that have demonstrated leadership skills and comprehension of the multiple layers of culinary tourism.

Describe any partnerships that have been formed with other culinary organizations, suppliers or growers within the past year.

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This award recognizes an Ontario organization. group or business that delivers an authentic consumer experience showcasing the best of Ontario food and beverage.

When putting together your application, include support materials and do your best to address the following:

Describe the culinary experience(s) being offered by the individual or business.

Describe how you or your business have been successful in promoting local ingredients and products to create a multi-layered culinary tourism experience

Please detail the elements of your culinary tourism experience including partnerships, branding and commitment to local products.

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CTawards_2016eventOFTHEYEAR

This award recognizes an Ontario based festival or event that is an authentic culinary tourism experience through its commitment to showcasing local food and beverage products.

When putting together your application, include support materials and do your best to address the following:

Describe the culinary experience(s) being offered during this festival/event.

Describe how has this festival/event been successful in promoting local ingredients and products to create a multi-layered culinary tourism experience in Ontario.

Please detail the elements of your festival/event including local partnerships, unique activations and sourcing practices.

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winners

 

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Oxford County
The Cheese Trail


Through strategic product development and stakeholder consultations, Tourism Oxford helped reimagine the area’s celebrated Cheese Trail, bringing in record amounts of visitors and creating a sense of community amongst those who live in the area. A new website coupled with their steadfast leadership has reinvigorated the area and brought new interest to the Dairy Capital of Canada.

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Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island & EPIC Wineries
The EPIC Passport


As you journey through Ontario’s southernmost wine region, you quickly discover there’s something special about Windsor-Essex Pelee Island wineries. The EPIC passport is a way to easily unlock their secrets and includes discounts, a full map, event listings and information of where to eat, stay and play in the region. It’s a self-guided experience made better by the welcoming nature of the experiences along the way.

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Beau’s All Natural Brewing
Oktoberfest


Since 2006, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, located in Vankleek Hill, has been brewing award-winning beer using certified organic ingredients & local spring water. Beau’s Oktoberfest is the company’s annual signature fundraiser. The festival brings 20,000 people to the small Eastern-Ontario town every year to enjoy delicious craft beer from over 50 other craft breweries, as well as local cuisine created to reimagine the Bavarian theme from over twenty different restaurants from the area.


Find a full list of Ontario Tourism Award finalists here!


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

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