The 4th Annual TASTE AWARDS took place on January 17, 2013, in Los Angeles at Vibiana, and included celebrity presenters, judges, partners, sponsors, venues, and of course, the nominees and winners.
The events included a red carpet reception and an awards ceremony with the newly unveiled award medallions.
The show featured a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including international culinary star Cat Cora (pictured here with Hungry Channel’s Bruce Seidel, photo courtesy of B. Bennight).
Other celebrity presenters and attendees included Tanya Holland (Cooking Channel, Food Network), James Cunningham (Cooking Channel), Nadia G’ (Cooking Channel), Devin Alexander (Public Television), Bobby Bognar (History Channel), Liza deGuia (food.curated), P Allen Smith (National), Chef Ashely James (Public Television, Four Seasons), Michelle Harris (ION Life), Nyesha Arrington (Bravo, Food Network), Jolene Sugarbaker (YouTube), Manouschka Guerrier (Food Network), Alie and Georgia (Cooking Channel), Leslie Sbrocco (Public Television), Joel Riddell (Dining Around radio) and more.
Amazing acceptance speeches from Honoree awards were given by Fabio Viviani (Bravo TV), Laura in the Kitchen, Small Screen Network, Cooking Channel’s Nadia G, Bruce Seidel of the Hungry Channel (YouTube), and Vice Munchies. (Photo: One of the multi-award winners, “Classy Ladies with Alie and Georgia” of the Cooking Channel)
Nominees and Winners for the TASTE AWARDS encompassed over 27 television, web, film, and cross-platform broadcast categories for Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programming.
As part of the 4th Annual TASTE AWARDS, the Organizers designed and created a new award medallion that replaced the traditional TASTE AWARDS trophy. The metal medallion is based on the logo of the TASTE AWARDS.
Scores of media outlets attended, participated, or covered the TASTE AWARDS, including several Cable and Television Networks with Award Presenters. In addition to being served at the awards event, Schiltz Foods sent to celebrity winners of various award categories a delicious Roast Goose for the Holidays.
The VIP gift bags included slippers by Vivienne Tam for Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Toffee Talk, EcoGenics Skincare, Sella All Natural Skincare, and more. All celebrity Presenters were given embroidered custom chefs jackets by New Chef Fashions
In addition to major award sponsor Kikkoman (with two branded award categories), other Partners include PR Newswire, R&B Cellars, the Thompson Beverly Hills, Schiltz Foods Roast Goose, EcoGenics Skincare, Sella All Natural Skincare, Eventbrite, Ferrara Flame, Gilt City, Le Cordon Bleu, Gaea / Cat Cora’s Kitchen, Party Green, Pure Swiss Water, Alquimia Tequila, Vibiana Events, the Chicago Mart Plaza hotel, New Orleans Bill, the Idaho Potato Commission, Vivienne Tam for Hilton Hotels & Resorts, New Chef Fashions, and Printsamatic.com.
The Official Sparkling Wine partner is Biltmore Estate Methode Champenoise Blanc de Blancs.
Official Fragrances: 40notes Perfume, COGNOSCENTI, and Yosh. Official Toffee Partners: Toffee Talk, Nottage Cottage Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Toffee, and Lambrecht Gourmet. Official Caramel Partners: Sixth Course Artisan Confections, AMELLA, and Chocolot.
The TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio.