Monday, August 8, 2011

Food, Folklore and Tourism Workshop August 15th - registration open

Food, Folklore and Tourism Workshop
Cupids Legacy Centre, Cupids
Monday, August 15, 2011
1pm – 4:30 pm

Food is at the heart of much of Newfoundland and Labrador culture. From the berries we pick, to Sunday dinner, to the rich heritage surrounding our fishery, food and food production is a deep part of our history and sense of place. When people visit, we are always waiting with a cup of tea, and something to eat.

But what are the challenges faced by tourism operators in terms of developing culinary tourism products? What do they need to meet industry standards? In this workshop local tourism operators and business owners, including Canada’s Top Chef participant Todd Perrin, along with visitor service people, and heritage representatives, will give their input what visitors and locals want, and what they need.

This workshop is part of the Heritage Foundation of NL’s Seeds to Supper Festival. For full details and speaker’s bios visit This workshop is sponsored in part by the Cupids Legacy Centre and the Town of Bay Roberts.

This is a free workshop, but people must pre-register with Melissa at or by calling 1-888-739-1892 ext 3.

Food Industry Guests

Todd Perrin, The Chef’s Inn

Viola Wells, Skipper Ben’s B&B and Dining Room

Kelly Jones, Britannia Teas and Gifts

Speakers and Moderators

Kathi Stacey, Eastern Destination Management Organization; Ella Heneghan, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation; Bonavista Institute for Cultural Tourism; Dale Jarvis, Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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