The TASTY AWARDS Announce Opening of Nominations for TV, Film, Online Video, and Radio Programs

Photography by Martin Delfino

The GEV team had the pleasure of attending a swanky event recently at 330 Ritch in San Francisco. Beautiful people, overflowing glasses of wine and wonderful palate pleasers were abundant as we held brief tete-a-tetes and exchanged pleasantries and hugs between colleagues, icons and local notables of the glamour and food community.

What was all the brouhaha about?  On this fine evening it was all about a launch party kicking off preparations for the 3rd Annual TASTY Awards. Viewer response to food and style programs has surged over the last decade, making them some of the highest watched and sponsored video content. The TASTY Awards spotlight the year’s best achievements in food, fashion, and home lifestyle programs on television, in film, and on the web.

Attendees, nominees, honorees and winners include television, web and radio celebrities and tastemakers from across the country. Andre Crump, our gracious host was pleased to announce that program and film nominations are now being accepted for the upcoming awards event in Hollywood.

Producers, stations, channels, hosts, and viewers may submit nominations between July 17th and August 25th, 2011. Finalists are announced in November, and the Winners are celebrated in January 2012. To submit a nomination for any category, go to www.TastyAwards.com.

The Awards Committee is also pleased to announce that new TASTY Awards Celebrity Ambassadors include Brian Boitano (Global Ambassador), Chef Fabio Viviani (Culinary Ambassador), Candice Kumai (Culinary Ambassador), Leslie Sbrocco (Wine Ambassador), and Darryl Robinson (Mixology Ambassador).

New partners include the gourmet Schiltz Foods Roasted Goose, the “Official Poultry of the TASTY Awards,” which was served to great acclaim at the recent Launch Party on July 17th in San Francisco. At this event Peju Province Winery, Raymond Vineyards, and R&B Cellars were selected as the “People’s Choice Cabernets of the TASTY Awards.”

As an awards show and as an industry networking and validation event, the TASTY Awards have launched several notable business partnerships and projects for nominees, winners, presenters, and sponsors.

For more information about the TASTY Awards, go to www.TastyAwards.com, as well as get updates on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TastyAwards at Facebook.com/TastyAwards, and on LinkedIn.

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