Locals in Good Taste

tonslo1Halifax, N.S. – The 2009 Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards were announced on Thursday, November 5 at The Prince George Hotel in Halifax. Award recipients represent innovation and expertise in the industry and are committed to improving business and promoting culinary excellence in Nova Scotia.

“The Prestige Awards are an opportunity to recognize our Taste members and their accomplishments… a chance to celebrate the best in our province,” says Janice Ruddock, executive director of Taste of Nova Scotia.

Three Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards to highlight:

Taste of Nova Scotia Member of the Year – Michael Howell, Tempest Restaurant, Wolfville
Quality Driven Member of the Year – Fox Hill Cheese House, Port Williams
Restaurant of the Year – Restaurant Le Caveau, Grand Pré

“The room was full of passion,” says Erik Wolf, president of the International Culinary Tourism Association (ICTA). “The people, the food, the drink, the cause…it is clear to see Nova Scotians are proud of their province and its products.” Recently the ICTA chose Nova Scotia to host the Culinary Tourism Thought Leadership World Summit & Consumer Marketplace in September 2010.

“I am delighted and honored to receive this Award (Taste of Nova Scotia Member of the Year). Taste of Nova Scotia is a valuable association to both its members and Nova Scotia when it comes to promoting excellence around the culinary, foodservice and agricultural scene in our region. As a member of the Board of Taste I try very hard to promote all Nova Scotia businesses as being key players regionally, nationally and globally” – Michael Howell

“It was a definite honour to receive the Taste of Nova Scotia Quality Driven Member of the Year Award because the organization has a very high standard. It’s been a pleasure to work with Taste of Nova Scotia for the past five years in various marketing projects.  Thank you to all our very loyal customers, and the chefs who promote Foxhill products for their support.” – Jeanita Rand

“I am very proud of this accomplishment and would like to take this opportunity to thank Beatrice, my daughter and Restaurant Manager and our Chef Jason Lynch with all the staff for their hard work and dedication.  It is great to be recognized for what we do and believe in and I know it wouldn’t be possible without all our patrons’ support and loyalty.” – Hanspeter Stutz

~ Christine White, Director of
Communications & Events,
Taste of Nova Scotia