Well it’s been a year, hasn’t it? The industry has been turned upside down by the pandemic, businesses have closed, jobs disappeared. But throughout it all, there were many bright lights, and here, in our 14th annual celebration of the best food folk in the West, we feel privileged to be able to shine the spotlight on a few worthy souls (and a toast to all our finalists).

Cheers to the Foodies of the Year!

Asha Wheeldon, Kula Kitchen

Alex Ploughman, Jonathan Burke and Craig & Jillian Sheridan, Legends Haul

Jenny Kang, Orchard

J€™Val Shuster, Devour Catering

Julius Makarewicz, Nude Beverages

N€™Quatqua First Nation

Ned Bell and Kate Colley, Naramata Inn

The Turyk Family, Unsworth

Said Mdahoma, Said the Pastry Nerd

Sean Reeve, Antonio Cayonne & Andrew Jameson, Say Mercy!