THUNDER BAY, ON --- January 10, 2015 --- This one-day conference in Thunder Bay on January 19th, aims to make new connections between agricultural, foodservice, industrial and hospitality stakeholders from across Northwestern Ontario. Inspired by keynote speaker Jamie Kennedy and guided by experts with the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, we'll explore ways to promote foods produced within the region both to visitors and among our own communities.
75 exhibitor spaces were available in the networking space where meals and breaks will be held throughout the day, along with the evening wrap-up reception. Each exhibitor space comes with one 8′ table and table cloth.
Keynote Speaker Jamie Kennedy:
For nearly three decades, Jamie Kennedy has been instrumental in shaping the culinary landscape in Canada.
His innovative approach to gastronomy, commitment to sustainable agriculture and advocacy of local food have been unwavering.
In 1989 Jamie co-founded Knives and Forks which helped pioneer ‘farm to table’ practices nationwide and has continued to foster important ties between farmers and chefs across Ontario. Each year Knives and Forks hosts its Feast of Fields fundraiser which brings together artisans, local farmers, wineries and chefs in a celebration of the now burgeoning slow food movement.
Jamie has applied the slow food philosophy in every aspect of his acclaimed restaurant empire and his flourishing catering business. His seasonal methods of cooking and involvement with the local food movement continue to inspire progress in agricultural and gastronomical communities across Canada.
To read the complete Agenda visit http://nwofoodforum.ca/about-the-forum/program/