About TasteToronto

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Who We Are

A Bit About Us

Welcome to the TasteToronto Community. TasteToronto was founded and launched to connect foodies all over Toronto and to promote and recommend the best Toronto based restaurants and dishes out there. We see things differently here. When TasteToronto first began, we realized that a majority of the best restaurants around were hidden and rarely promoted.  We trust and listen to YOU, the people of Toronto, to provide us with the most reliable insight and direction when it comes to food. Firsthand experience is king. We got the ball rolling and now we are working together as a community to show not only the people of Toronto, but the entire world, how the Toronto food scene is very much alive and one of the loudest and tastiest out there.

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Who We Are

Our (Hungry) Team

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Founder

Brad Wishen

It was a cold winter evening when Brad was browsing around Instagram and had a simple idea to start an Instagram account featuring food photos from the best restaurants in Toronto. Initially, it was established as a means for his friends to have a centralized hub to share their food porn and discover the best spots to eat in Toronto. Very quickly it became apparent that food-lovers all across the city appreciated having one central site to discover and share the tastiest dishes with each other. Born was TasteToronto, weighing 6 lbs 9oz and ready to take on the world. I also really enjoy eating grilled calamari.

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Co-Founder

Corey Cott

There are two things that Corey truly loves in this world: social media, and...food! Well, there are more than two, but these are among the closest to his heart. Corey is endlessly intrigued by the interconnectivity of the social web, and in constant pursuit of the next decadent dish to tickle his taste buds. It was these two strong passions that drove him to join the TasteToronto team, spending every day aiming to please the pallets of Toronto's amazing foodies! When Corey is not immersed in social media, you can find him at a music festival, travelling the world, or eating at one of Toronto's hottest restaurants.

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Co-Founder

Brandon Klein

Nothing beats a nice late night dinner with friends in a restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere, excellent service and great food. The positive emotions and unforgettable memories that come from it are next to none, driving Brandon's passion to be a part of the growing TasteToronto community. Brandon thoroughly enjoys interacting with anyone and everyone. New experiences lead to new found knowledge, something he lives by. Toss him the mic, a glass of French wine, and he is good to go.

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TasteNewYork / TasteBoston

Ariella Sharf

Having had the opportunity to live in several different cities throughout her college career, Ariella was inevitably forced into growing a love for greater than basic food. With her new found “foodie” title, it was time to put her innate creativity and passion for pop culture and media to good use. Hello TasteNewYork and TasteBoston. It takes a foodie to know a foodie. All jokes aside, you can tell a lot about a person by the toppings they put on their ice cream.

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TasteMontreal

Jonathan Azouri

At the age of eight, Jonathan was reminded by his mom that 'you are what you eat.' From that day forward, he embarked on a journey to discover the most mouthwatering dishes out there. McGill University opened up Jonathan’s eyes to some of the finest cuisine in the country, which is when he decided to take the reigns on Montreal’s hottest food blog. Jon’s passion for the Montreal food scene is taken to new heights everyday and he is looking forward to what’s next!

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Photographer

Brian Ji

He always follows this one simple rule when it comes to photographing delicious food, 'let the camera eat first'. As much as he loves his food and can't let his stomach go hungry,
no one can stop him from capturing what he envisions. Brian simply won't eat until his camera finishes eating. Although there's an endless list of cravings, nothing makes him happier than a glass of cold refreshing Chè Ba Màu with well seasoned Phở.

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Contributor

Sarah Stockall

Sarah’s idea of fun is anything that revolves around a juicy burger, an extra cheesy pizza, or something with chocolate that’s covered in peanut butter. When Sarah backpacked around Europe, her entire travel itinerary was planned around places she wanted to eat. Her perpetual hunger to discover the most delicious food in Toronto led Sarah to the Taste Toronto team, where she combines her expertise in eating with her passion for writing. You can catch this media-savvy foodie cooking a new recipe, drooling over mac and cheese on Instagram, or checking out food blogs for the next best places to eat in the city. Oh, and she’s pretty much the best dinner date ever.

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Cynthia Yao

Food is not only a necessity in life, it is a way to interact with history and culture, and in the right hands, delicious. Cynthia likes learning about tasty food, then verifying it for herself (twice, just to be sure). More often than not, she'll write about the experience too. From Toronto's sketchiest hole-in-the-walls to restaurants with two times the forks, she will travel great distances (for a downtowner) on the promise of a satisfied belly. She will always have a fondness for food served on fire and peppermint tea.

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Contributor

Julia Melcher

Julia has an international palette, part due to being half French, growing up in New York City and having travelled all over the world. Her interest in food includes all types of cuisines and whatever delicacies she stumbles upon. Additionally she loves discovering new restaurants and cafes, including their interior decoration and atmosphere. Her background in social media, public relations and her love for food, naturally led her to the TasteToronto team.

Thank you to Cathy Feghali, Empty Quarterjbnc_ & Brian Ji for the beautiful images of our city.

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