Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit

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SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 

The Westin Prince      900 York Mills Road      Toronto, ON      M3B 3H2 


MAIN  •  THE TASTE MAKERS  •  PAST PRESS  •  THE AWARDS  •  PARTNERSHIP  •  2014  •  2013 


 

We know that food tourism is a recipe for economic development success.
OCTA’s Ontario Food Tourism Summit is your opportunity to significantly engage with other food tourism stakeholders like chefs, business owners, artisans, regional development officers and other hospitality professionals from across the province and the country. 

 
This year’s theme is ‘Perfect Pairings’ — we’ll be exploring how local food and drink helps build stronger relationships and tell better stories across all sectors. Whether it’s sports tourism, heritage tourism, event management or restaurant pop-ups; pairing your project with local food will help grow your business, your brand and build better relationships. 

See you at the Summit!

 


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MEET OUR 2015 TASTE MAKERS 

Mariela_headshotMariela McIlwraith
MBA, President, Meeting Change
NickGray_headshotNick Gray
Founder, Museum Hack, New York City
MarieZimmerman_headshot
Marie Zimmerman
Executive Director, Hillside Music Festival
 
 
ChefElbert_headshotChef Elbert Wiersema
Elements on the Falls
DavidAdames_HeadshotDavid Adames
Senior Director, Niagara Parks Commission
PaulPennock_headshotChef Paul Pennock
Elements on the Falls
 
 
 
nicole2Nicole Vaugeois
BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism
& Sustainable Rural Development
 
ValerieHowesValerie Howes
Freelance Travel Writer
PaulHarber1  Paul Harber
Ravine Vineyard
 
 
 
 
 
Terri_BoshkungTerri Mathews-Carl
Boshkung Brewery
rebecca_octaRebecca LeHeup
Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! STAY TUNED.


 

ON THE MENU

7:00 AM
Registration Opens, Breakfast is served

8:15 AM
Opening Remarks
Rebecca LeHeup, Executive Director of The Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

8:30 AM
Crafting a Sense of Place
Nicole Vaugeois, BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development, Vancouver Island University

9:00 AM
Go Green or Go Home
Mariela McIlwraith, MBA, President, Meeting Change

9:30 AM
Why I Love Museum Tours/Bring On The Merlot
Nick Gray, Founder & CEO, Museum Hack, New York City

10:00 AM
The Jam-Jam
Celebrating three of the province’s best canners & preservers 
paired with an array of beautiful baked goods from Chef Pradeep Batra

10:30 AM
More Than Just A Picnic Basket, Yogi
David Adames of The Niagara Parks Commission 
in conversation with Chef Paul Pennock and Chef Elbert Wiersema

11:00 AM
Eating To The Beat Of A Different Drum
Marie Zimmerman, Executive Director, Hillside Music Festival

11:30 AM
What’s In Your Glass, Ontario? Telling The Local Drink Story
A look at how local beverage producers tell their story through food pairings.

12:00 PM
Locally Sourced Lunch
presented in partnership with The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

 


JAMJAM

One of our favorite parts of the annual Ontario Food Tourism Summit is the 10am break. Every year, we look far and wide for amazing, locally focused producers doing unique things to showcase to our delegates. This year, we’re throwing a ‘Jam-Jam” celebrating the people preserving Ontario’s amazing fruit, herbs and florals. Ontario preserves will be paired with handmade breads, scones and crackers baked by Chef Pradeep Batra of the Westin Prince Hotel.

WHAT IS A JAM-JAM ANYWAY? Well, it’s pretty simple really! Think loads of beautiful, small batch jams — made of the best Ontario products, paired with a mountain of baked goods. It’s a way for our attendees to relax and enjoy the bounty of our province between speakers and sessions.  We’re so excited to be jammin’ alongside the fine folks from Kitten & The Bear, Manning Canning, and Spade & Spoon!

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thankyou

The Summit is made possible by a slew of supportive partners. Thanks guys, we couldn’t do what we do without you.

 

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Sponsor_eatonchelsea
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

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Interested in partnering with us to make 2015 Ontario Food Tourism Summit the best summit yet? 
Check out our partnership package!
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