The Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, with support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, is pleased to announce the official launch of Ontario’s new foodservice designation program entitled Feast ON.
Feast ON is a criteria-based program that recognizes foodservice businesses committed to showcasing Ontario grown and produced food and drink. Restaurants of all shapes and sizes—from food trucks to fine dining—sourcing a minimum of 25% Ontario food products and 25% beverage products (or 25 Ontario beverages on offer at any given time) will be certified with the Feast ON seal, allowing consumers to seek out a taste of Ontario at their favourite dining establishments.
Foodservice establishments will also be recognized for their partnerships with local, regional, provincial and national programs that are championing best practices in the industry, and participating in community events, food education, and awareness campaigns.
The Feast ON manifesto includes: increasing local food procurement province-wide; developing Ontario’s culinary identity; celebrating Ontario’s food and drink champions; and educating the public on the amazing products grown, processed, and prepared in Ontario.
“It is amazing to see how over 100 consultations with stakeholders from across the province has informed the development of a participatory program that spans across the foodservice industry. The response to Feast ON to date has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to proving how unique “Certified Tastes of Ontario” can come together to create positive change across our great province” said Trevor Benson, the Feast ON Program Coordinator.
WindsorEats is proud to have been selected by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance as the Community Connector for the Windsor-Essex region. If you own or manage a foodservice business in Windsor-Essex and are interested in becoming recognized by the Feast ON program, please contact Adriano Ciotoli at firstname.lastname@example.org