Monday, March 21, 2011
Burlington/Halton Culinary Tourism Workshop
The true taste of a place is rooted in its terroir. It starts with agriculture and the people who grow our food. It moves to the artisans that craft the food into tastes such as wine, cheese and beer. It travels to the plate through the craft of cook and chef. We celebrate it at our tables, and in our communities through festivals and events. To create a culinary tourism destination, in the eyes of the world, Ontario’s agriculture and tourism sectors need to tell the story of our unique terroir with pride.
Burlington and Halton Region are home to amazing farms, an array of restaurants catering to every taste, unique retailers, and many culinary events and we have an opportunity as stakeholders to work together and make this region a culinary tourism destination.
Tourism Burlington has partnered with the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance to host a Culinary Tourism Workshop and we are lucky enough to have Rebecca LeHeup, Executive Director of OCTA coming to facilitate this interactive workshop for us.
If you are a farmer, artisan food/drink producer, processor, chefs or restaurateur, accommodator, festival and event organizer, media or educator interested in promoting our local terroir and your business to residents, day trippers and overnight visitors then you will want to attend this FREE workshop.
It is very important that we get representation from all of our stakeholders as they play a vital role in developing Burlington/Halton as a culinary destination. This workshop will help us develop a culinary tourism strategy and identify businesses that are market or near market ready as together we “grow this product”.
Please join us but be sure to RSVP as space is limited.
Wednesday April 20, 2011
9:00am – 12:00pm
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON, L7N 3E9
Room: Halton A/B
by April 1, 2011
by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
by phone to: Stephanie Danek – 905-634-5594