Cheers to Best Bites 2012!

Posted on: October 7th, 2012 by Carla Johnson No Comments

The tents are down, the chairs and tables stored and the grounds have been cleared. It has been a few weeks since we held our 6th annual Best Bites 2012 fundraiser and the great memories linger on.

"Carla Johnson" "Best Bites" "Cooking With Sin"

A year ago I committed to becoming more involved in my community here in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. I had been a vendor for the first time at Best Bites 2011 and really enjoyed it, so when Sue, the organizer, asked me to volunteer on the Best Bites committee I happily got on board. I am so glad I did.

Best Bites 2012 was held under 4 large white tents and featured 42 local food & drink vendors: 23 beverage companies and 19 restaurants/chefs/caterers. This year’s theme was Vegas and we were entertained by the great band Moebius and the phenomenal Aerial Angels. 350 attendees and our sponsors helped raised almost $80,000 that will go towards our purchase of an MRI for the Cambridge Memorial Hospital and the Rotary Club of Preston-Hespeler.

Thank you to Wayne Atack at Roving Eye Photographic services for volunteering his time and his eye. You can see his red carpet photo shoot here.

We really appreciated our food & drink judges who volunteered to join us for the afternoon.

"Best Bites" "Cooking with Sin" "Carla Johnson"
Our great judges: Jake, Andrew, Adele, Jay and me

Our Best Bites food & drink judges were:

Andrew Coppolino – Waterloo Region Eats

Jay Chagnon – TV Personality

Adele Newton – CHYM 96.7 Host

Jake Richards – Grape Expectations

This year’s food & drink award winners are as follows:

Best Pub Grub: Argyle Arms

"Carla Johnson" "Best Bites" "Cooking With Sin" "Slava Vodka"

Best International Food: Mango Chutney

Best Sweet: Divalicious

Best Taste: Cambridge Mill

Best Local: Chef D

Best Savoury: Borealis

Best Presentation: C’est Cheese

Most Original: The Bruce"Carla Johnson" "Cooking With Sin"

Judge’s Choice: Kiwi

Best VQA White Wine: Vineland Estates O’Leary Chardonnay

Best VQA Red Wine: Southbrook Connect

Best International White: Lifford Wine Agency’s Hess Chardonnay

Best International Red Wine: Lifford Wine Agency’s French Red

Best Beer: Waterloo Brewery Authentic Ale

Best Micro Brew: Grand River Pumpkin

Best Spirit: Slava Vodka

Best Mixed Drink: Kiwi Pub’s Granita

Judge’s Choice: Blackfly Tequila Margarita

Peoples’ Choice Best Beverage: Slava Vodka & Lifford Wine Agency

Peoples’ Choice Best Food: Cambridge Mill

People’s Choice Best Booth: Divalicious

"Carla Johnson" "Cooking With Sin"

"Carla Johnson" "Cooking With Sin"

Adele Newton Carla Johnson Best Bites Cooking With Sin

Thank you to Cambridge Now and SNAP Cambridge for covering the event and taking such great photos.

"Carla Johnson" "Cooking With Sin"

Please help us by LIKE-ing Best Bites on Facebook!

"Carla Johnson" "Cooking With Sin"

Thank you to all the participants & attendees!

Hope to see you all again next year!

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