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.

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Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Winners will be announced at the Ontario Tourism Awards Gala in November.

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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Find a full list of Ontario Tourism Award finalists here!



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