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Dine.TO Editor 771 Articles
Stephanie Dickison has served as Dine.TO's first restaurant critic, Metro Newspaper's Toronto Edition only restaurant critic, as well as Dinner Guest columnist for NYC's Poetry of Food, and hundreds of other publications and outlets. About a third of her book, The 30-Second Commute: A Non-Fiction Comedy About Writing & Working from Home, contains juicy stories about restaurants.
Toronto City Editor 6 Articles
As YP's Toronto city editor, Alexandra spends her days connecting with talented chefs, baristas, and culinary entrepreneurs across the city. You are most likely to find her wrapped up in a raucous debate about Toronto's best taqueria, carefully appraising someone's new take on the ice cream sandwich, or après-working at a dive bar over a game of Boston ball. You can read about her favourite locales – from tiki bars to essential brunch spots – in her weekly reconnaissance for YP Smart Lists. Alexandra is also at work on her first novel via her Master's at the University of Toronto.
Chef Bites + Drinks Column 127 Articles
Patricia Noonan's first intriguing curiosity and desire about food and wine/spirit happened while reading about caviar with frozen vodka or champagne. A mere 13 years old, it was a Cosmopolitan article about a planned seduction, naturally, with food and drink first. She couldn't wait to be grown up enough to try this.
Most of her working life has revolved around the hospitality industry, from service to teaching at George Brown College and writing about food, spirits and wine for numerous publications over the years.
Cheese Column 12 Articles
As Maître fromager (Cheese Master) Afrim Pristine delivers years of experience in affinage, a practice handed down through the family business, Cheese Boutique.
Private cheese educations from on-the-job training and trips to local and not-so-local farms have built his framework of knowledge. A milestone that crystallized his vocation came with an invitation by Switzerland Cheese to study and learn the process from one of the oldest and most reknowned Cheesemakers in the world. Afrim's education cultivates an encyclopedic recall with passionate delivery.
On Feb 19, 2013, Afrim's distinctions and accolade pinnacled as a 32-year-old cheesemonger who was inducted as the world's youngest "maître fromager" (Cheese Master) by the France-based Guilde Internationale des Fromagers, an exclusive association representing more than 5,000 cheese wonks around the world. Prior to that acheivement Afrim was also the youngest recipient among a small group of Canadians to receive a distinction of "Chevalier" from the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Taste Fromage de France by the same governing body.
Local accolades include OHI’s top 30 under 30 and fast forward to present into their Fellowship alumni. With all eyes on Afrim as Cheese Master, comes a double duty task of representing the store and the dairy/cheese industry at large through various media outlets and publications.
Food Trends + Recipes 55 Articles
Rose Reisman is a leading authority on the art of eating & living well. She's a motivational speaker, columnist and TV personality. Dedicated to changing the face of the Canadian food industry, she has published over 18 cookbooks.
Rose is a sought after speaker on national TV and radio, and a regular newspaper contributor across Canada. Rose gives speeches to educate the public on chronic disease prevention, weight management, family meals and the latest nutrition trends.
She is the owner of Rose Reisman Catering and Personal Gourmet, has her own menu at the Pickle Barrel chain, and is a restaurant consultant to Glow Fresh Grill, a 300-seat establishment in Toronto featuring Rose Reisman's fresh healthy menu.
Food Column 21 Articles
Corbin Tomaszeski is a chef with a unique vision: to bring meaning back to the world of food. In every endeavor he has taken up, whether being executive chef of key Toronto, or through his popular Food Network shows Dinner Party Wars, Restaurant Makeover and Restaurant Takeover, Chef Corbin strives to keep the focus on food as a conveyance to shared joy, and away from fussy, rigorous rules.
Alan A. Vernon
Restaurant Critic 298 Articles
For more than 20 years, Alan A. Vernon has been reporting the good the bad and the ugly on Toronto's dining out circuit with his own brand of restaurant criticism.
He has appeared on Breakfast Television, Opening Soon and Chefworthy. His restaurant reviews have appeared in numerous publications including Xtra, toronto.com and Eye Weekly. You can hear him a few times a week on CFRB's Newstalk 1010.
Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance 24 Articles
Champions of Ontario food and drink, by enjoying their unique tastes of place you help to support the many growers, producers, and artisans that make up the province's strong food and agricultural sectors.