I’m soooo excited! I’ve just been elected to the board of Fédération Internationale des Journalistes et Ecrivains du Vin et des Spiritueux (FIJEV) at a meeting held today at Vinexpo – Bordeaux!
The International Federation of Wine and Spirit Journalist and Writers/Fédération Internationale des Journalistes et Écrivains des Vins et Spiritueux (FIJEV) is a French non-profit association created in 1987 and is based in Paris. Its goal is to promote contacts between wine journalists and writers all over the world and to defend their profession. Beyond providing an international press card, aims at helping its members to establish contacts to editors, newspapers, and magazines in other countries; assure the recognition of its members by the producers, publishers, public relations’ organisations and all members of the trade; create contacts between organisations of the wine and spirit business organising press presentation (events, tours) and its journalist members; defend its journalist members and the freedom of the press; respect of a common code of ethics.
FIJEV has more than 400 members in 60 countries.
The Consulate General of France – Toronto is organizing the first female culinary competition entitled: “Elles sont Food, and You?” In partnership with Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University, the contest is open to all Ontario-based female chefs, sous-chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and entrepreneurs in the gastronomy sector.
The competitors will compete to make the best “cocktail party” finger foods in creative and audacious ways. “Elles sont Food, and You?” competition gives the competitors an occasion to showcase the best Ontario and/or French ingredients.
Each dish is judged by a panel of culinary experts and industry professionals on taste and presentation.
- April 21st, 2019 – Deadline for Registration
- May 28th, 2019 – Jury Tasting
- June 11th, 2019 – Awards Ceremony and cocktail partySix winners will be awarded: exclusive radio/press/digital media coverage in specialized magazines, free memberships to different culinary associations, and participation to master classes organized by our prestigious partners. This list of awards is non-exhaustive.
Applications will be reviewed by the organizing committee who will select up to six applicants in each of the six finger food categories. These creations will be tasted and rated on May 28th by the jury who will select the best one per category. The winning finger foods will be served at the cocktail party on June 11th which follows the awards ceremony.
Chef Donna Dooher, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, and Mr. Marc Trouyet, Consul General of France – Toronto are the patrons of the 2019 edition of this competition.
The 2019 jury includes eight recognized professionals and personalities from the world of gastronomy:
Cheryl Appleton, Founder & President – Canadian Women in Food;
Renée Bellefeuille, Executive Chef – Art Gallery of Ontario;
Jonathan Bouchard, Food Columnist – CBC Radio-Canada;
Rosanna Caira, Editor and Publisher of Kostuch Media’s Foodservice and Hospitality, and Hotelier magazines;
Stephanie Duong, Chef & Owner – Roselle Desserts;
Pascal Geoffroy, Chef & Owner – Batifole Restaurant;
Shanna Munro, President & CEO of Restaurants Canada; and
Michelle Tham, Head of Beer Education at Labatt Breweries of Canada.
For further details & registration at: https://ellessontfoodandyou.ca.
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