On behalf of the Organizers of the 5th AnnualTASTE AWARDS, we thank all who participated in this year’s awards process and event, including the celebrity presenters, judges, partners, sponsors, venues, and of course, the nominees and winners.A special thanks to celebrity awards presenters Alie and Georgia (Cooking Channel, Food Network), Nadia G. (Cooking Channel, Food Network), Bobby Bognar (History Channel, Bio Channel), Susan Irby (ABC Radio), Michelle Harris (ION Life Network), Chef Ashley James (Public Television, Four Seasons), Devin Alexander (Public Television), and Jolene Sugarbaker (YouTube). [Pictured right: Award Winner Ali Vincent]
The events included a Red Carpet reception with Biltmore Estate Sparkling Wine, a pre-awards fashion display by Lauren Elaine, the Awards Ceremony, and an after-awards reception at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
Winners traveled from across the United States and the Globe to attend the awards on a warm January day in Los Angeles, including from England, Italy, and Israel. See all of the winners, honorees, and nominees below.
The TASTE AWARDS are the premier awards celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio. The Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Sony Pictures, and more.
MEDIA COVERAGE | PARTNERS
Scores of media outlets attended, participated, or covered the TASTE AWARDS, including several Cable and Television Networks with Award Presenters.
Selected award web and film winners and nominees will be invited to be part of a “Best of Taste” television special, which will feature their award winning work. This 4-part special will be broadcast initially on Public Television in the San Francisco Bay Area (Northern California), with possible national distribution.
VIP GIFT BAGS & AFTER-AWARDS
VIP & Celebrity Gifts Bags included finds fromKikkoman, EcoGenics, Sella, Krave, Harvest Snaps, Toffee Talk, Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites, COGNOSCENTI perfume, House of Matriarch perfume, Serendipity Confections, Zojirushi, and Morinaga Organic Silken Tofu. (stay tuned for upcoming TasteTV feature on the VIP Gift Bags and food & wine)
The after-reception featured delicacies from Schiltz Foods smoked roast goose, Olli Salumeria prosciutto, Rosa D’oro wine, R&B Cellars, Twisted Roots wine, Alquimia Tequila, Bossy Wife & Co., Marco Paolo Chocolates, Krave jerky, New Orleans Bill gourmet potato salad, Citron Catering, and Amella Caramels.Special volunteers were provided by Le Cordon Bleu of Los Angeles.
(Above: The Bossy Wife & Co.)
Other Media outlets included:– Intermezzo Magazine
– The New York Times
– Haute Living Magazine
– Splash Magazines Worldwide
– Drink Me
– Candy Industry Magazine
– Latino Weekly Review
– Gev Magazine
– New Tang Dynasty TV (NTD)
– Mark Cuban’s AXS TV
– Neon Tommy
– Hollywood Beat
– Family Life Magazine
– Entertainment Hollywood blog
– Mail online and NY Daily News
– The Beverly Hills Times Magazine
– Press Line Photos
– The Dish on KiisFM, MyFM, Kost and Hot92
– Channel 7, Sweden (TV7)
– The Minty / LA Cocktails
– Guest of a Guest
– GoCurvy TV
– Back at Cafe Du Monde
– LA Beat
– Ed Magik TV, Entertainment News
– Heritage Radio Network, WORD OF MOUTH with Leiti Hsu.
– IN Hollywood Magazine
– Cuisine Noir Magazine
(Above: Schiltz Foods Roast Goose)
(Above: Award Winner from FOX Television’s “MasterChef Junior”)
Outstanding Inspiration: Food & Spirituality Series (KQED), Live Big with Ali Vincent (Live Well)
Entertainer of the Year: James Cunningham, Martha Stewart
Guilty Addiction of the Year: Michelle Phan (YouTube), The Braiser, Liquid Alchemy (The Art of Baileys Chocolat Luxe)
Spotlight Award: Mariel Hemingway’s ‘Running from Crazy’ by Barbara Kopple, ‘Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada’ by Director Gabriel Taraboulsy (Delicious Cinema), ‘Miu Miu – Mistress of all She Surveys’ (Dazed Digital), ‘Fresh Fruit’ by Diane Busuttil, Soul of a Banquet (Wayne Wang), Caesars Palace Bacchanal Buffet – Travis Wall
Outstanding Mobile Apps: Every Day is a Food Holiday (Food Network), Tastemade (Tastemade)
Outstanding Kids Award: Cool Kids Cook (Kid Chef Eliana), MasterChef Junior (Fox), La Cuoca Girovaga by Chef Rosanna Marziale, Edible Animations by Children’s Museum of the Art
Person of the Year: To Be Announced Dec. 3rd
Outstanding Animated Feature: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Sony)