PRESS RELEASE: Taste of Nova Scotia Awards

For Immediate Release

Wolfville, October 26, 2017: The Taste of Nova Scotia Awards celebrates the vibrant culinary industry in Nova Scotia. This year’s winners, from consumer and industry nominations, were announced during DEVOUR! The Food Film Fest on October 26, 2017.

“Every day our members are building and elevating the culinary industry of this province. They are working as leaders in their field to innovate and to create,” says Emily Haynes, executive director of Taste of Nova Scotia. “It’s important to take this time every year to celebrate their successes, innovation and the culinary experiences they provide.”

The following Nova Scotia businesses received 2017 Taste of Nova Scotia Awards:

Restaurant of the Year
Grand Banker Bar & Grill (Lunenburg, NS)

Product of the Year
Something Different
Annapolis Cider Company (Wolfville, NS)

Server of the Year
Nicole Raufeisen, Little Oak (Halifax, NS)

Producer of the Year
Benjamin Bridge (Wolfville, NS)

Culinary Ambassador of the Year
Chris and Melissa Velden, The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery (Summerville, NS)

“Our experiences and products can only be found and created right here in Nova Scotia. That sets us apart from everywhere else in the world. Our unique geography, climate and the character of our people…everything we celebrate is unique to who we are,” says Haynes. “We are proud of what we have here in Nova Scotia and we appreciate that each winner, and each Taste member, represents something unique in the industry and distinctive to their region.”

Nominations for the Taste of Nova Scotia Awards were received from Taste of Nova Scotia members and the public. The nominations were brought to a judges’ panel and then approved by the Taste of Nova Scotia Board of Directors. For more information about Taste of Nova Scotia and its members visit


Videos of all winners can be found on our YouTube Channel.

For more information please contact:

Christine White
Director of Communications & Marketing, Taste of Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 492-9291, ext 115
Cell: (902) 880-2180

About Taste of Nova Scotia

Taste of Nova Scotia is a unique, province-wide marketing program, whose members are committed to offering the very best culinary experiences and products that Nova Scotia has to offer. The Taste of Nova Scotia membership base includes more than 200 quality food producers and processors, as well as a collection of the best restaurants in the province.

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