Associate Members

The Taste of Nova Scotia Associate Membership provides individuals, associations and corporations that are not eligible for full membership with the opportunity to become directly involved with Taste of Nova Scotia and its members.

For more information on becoming an associate member, or to learn more about the associate membership program, please contact Amber MacLean, Manager of Membership Services and Events (

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Alain Bosse Consulting Ltd.

Pictou, NS
Chef Alain Bosse Consulting offers a wide range of services to his clients including, restaurant make-over, new design, review and development, recipe development, executive chef for producer-processors, food styling and writing, trade show representation, cooking classes, team building workshops, private events and social media, Facebook, website development.

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Devour! The Food Film Fest

Devour! The Food Film Fest is an international festival celebrating cinema, food and wine culture that takes place in the culinary epicenter of the province–Wolfville, Nova Scotia. In addition to screenings of new food films from around the world, the festival includes a program of industry sessions, farmer’s market events, wine tours, chef demos, tastings & pop-ups, and hosts receptions and special dinners celebrating the very best of local and international food and wine.

Halifax Convention Centre

1650 Argyle Street, Halifax
The Halifax Convention Centre began with a vision to create a facility that represents Nova Scotia and connects it to the world. The building offers over 120,000 square feet of flexible event space in the heart of Halifax, just steps away from its vibrant downtown life. The Centre offers a world-class hospitality experience that welcomes visitors from all around the world. Our goal is to help guests fall in love with Nova Scotia and experience it like a local.

The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus

1611 Highway 1, Grand Pre
The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus is North America’s only hop-on, hop-off winery tourism experience aboard  a traditional British Double-Decker bus. Visitors board the bus and are guided to the participating wineries in the region as it travels in a continous one hour loop. At each stop, visitors will enjoy vineyard tours, wine tastings, food pairings and fine to casual dining opportunities.


Ambassatours Gray Line

1751 Lower Water St., Halifax
Experience a culinary tour with Ambassatours Gray Line. Sip and savour Nova Scotian wines and live music on Wines on the Water, enjoy relaxing cruise on the water, an intimate, three-course dinner, and local live music on the Dinner Cruise or join us for a sommelier-guided wine tasting tour on the Wine Enthusiast Tour. Public and private tours offered June – October.


Grape Escapes/Taste Halifax Tours

Grape Escapes offers tours to the Annapolis Valley in a variety of settings: mid-day tours with lunch, evening escapes, and even gourmet dinners. Guests are transported from the city to the vineyards daily.

Learn about the history of Halifax on a food & drink adventure with Taste Halifax. They offer food tours around the city, with stops at local culinary hot spots for scrumptious food, beer and wine.

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Basic Spirit

73 Water Street, Pugwash
We design and create fine pewter products to touch the heart and delight the spirit. Proudly handcrafted in our seaside studio in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. We wholesale our products to North America and also have a Fine Craft Gallery in Pugwash featuring our pewter, handmade gifts, home accessories & fudge. 10% of our profits fund charitable causes.

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Wine & Beer Tours of Nova Scotia

Wine and Beer Tours of Nova Scotia offers a perfect chance to sample some of the best flavours the province has to offer. From casual visits with local breweries to exclusive lobster dinners with renowned local wines. We can find your perfect care free way to indulge in the best and most unique food and beverages Nova Scotia has to offer. Keep an open mind because if you’re not interested in our standard options we are more than happy to plan your perfect day.

Wine Growers Nova Scotia

PO Box 40042, Robie St., Halifax
The Winery Association of Nova Scotia was formed in 2002 to represent the interests of wine producers in the province, to serve as a voice for local industry and to promote the growth and development of Nova Scotia wines The Winery Association of Nova Scotia is committed to building excellence throughout every aspect of the industry, forging partnerships and attracting potential investors, ultimately catapulting the wines of Nova Scotia onto the world stage.

Nova Scotia Cider Association

The Nova Scotia Cider Association has 25+ members and represents/advances the interests of Nova Scotia cider producers. It was founded in 2019 and its mission is to support the development of the Nova Scotia cider industry

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Bee Natural Marketing/Beezy Wrap


A proprietary recipe is used to create a beeswax food wrap using 100% cotton, local beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. We source many local and Canadian materials. We have “Zero-Waste” philosophy and use all materials processed. Beezy Wrap® was started from a personal desire to no longer use “single use” plastic.

Change Is Brewing Collective

Change Is Brewing Collective was formed in June 2020 in response to the lack of diversity and inclusion in the craft food & beverage industry. Together with local partners, we offer access to these industries through information, education, scholarship opportunities, and the creation of pathways to employment for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) communities.

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Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

5685 Leeds St., Halifax

Through our network of 14 campuses, we provide Nova Scotians with inclusive and flexible access to education and the specialized, industry-driven training for today and tomorrow’s workforce. We believe the future of the province lies in the power of learning, which is why we care about the success of every student – in education, in career and in life. We offer more than 130 programs and hundreds of courses to nearly 20,000 students each year. Our programs are developed with industry and lead to thousands of career options in a variety of disciplines, including creative industries, technology, business, education, health, human services, trades, transportation, technology and environment.

Coastal Wholesale Company


Coastal Wholesale is a local food service distributor based in Dartmouth providing essential and value-added products to cafes, restaurants, boutique stores, hotels, offices and much more! We carry a wide range of Canadian made beverages, as well as milk alternatives, syrups, cups, and takeout containers. Our delivery schedule covers many areas of NS and we offer shipping to the rest of the Maritimes. Our passion is to work with Canadian producers, bring quality products to market and provide excellent customer experience. With 200 active wholesale customers in the Atlantic provinces, we’d like to be the wholesaler you love and trust!

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Craft Distillers Association of Nova Scotia

The Craft Distillers Association of Nova Scotia (CDANS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2016 and dedicated to promoting and advocating on behalf of the small, independent distillers within the province.

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To & From Gift Co. by KDP Letters

Halifax, NS

To & From Gift Co. was created by local hand lettering artist, Kristen De Palma (KDP Letters). Inspired by the intricacy and charm of all things Victorian and vintage, To & From offers thoughtful gifts in the form of beautiful seed packets, prints, cards and more. Their seed packet collection is rooted in floriography, the secret language of flowers, and each packet contains a special meaning to add intention to your gifting.