The 4TH ANNUAL TASTE AWARDS is pleased to announce this year’s award winners. Award Winners were announced via livestream, and will receive their awards at the TASTE AWARDS RED CARPET GALA AND RECEPTION in Los Angeles on JANUARY 17TH, which will be filmed for later broadcast.
The ANNUAL TASTE AWARDS (also known as the TASTY AWARDS) in Hollywood celebrate the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio. In honor of their achievements, SCHILTZ FOODS ROAST GOOSE is providing complimentary holiday goose to winners of the Best Food Program: Television, Best Food Travel Series: Television, Best Food Travel Series: Web, Best Green or Organic Program, Best New Series, Best Food Program: Web, Best Film or Documentary, and Best Comedy categories. This gourmet roast goose will also be served at the January 17th Hollywood awards event. Additional award winner partner perks will be announced shortly.
The TASTE AWARDS RED CARPET GALA AND RECEPTION will feature a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, and has—in the past—included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and other media platforms such as the FOOD NETWORK, THE STYLE NETWORK, BRAVO, THE COOKING CHANNEL, TLC, DISCOVERY, LIFETIME, E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION, PBS, NBC, ABC, THE CW, HGTV, THE TRAVEL CHANNEL, HD NET, HULU, YOUTUBE, SONY PICTURES, and more.
4TH ANNUAL TASTE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST DRINK OR BEVERAGE PROGRAM – Classy Ladies with Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark (The Cooking Channel / National Picture Show Co.)
BEST FOOD PROGRAM: TELEVISION – America’s Test Kitchen (America’s Test Kitchen, LLC)
BEST FOOD TRAVEL SERIES: TELEVISION – Around the World in 80 Plates (Bravo Media/Magical Elves)
BEST FOOD TRAVEL SERIES: WEB – Classy Ladies with Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark (The Cooking Channel / National Picture Show Co.)
THE KIKKOMAN AWARD FOR BEST REALITY SERIES: Food or Drink – Top Chef (Bravo Media/Magical Elves)
BEST FASHION OR DESIGN PROGRAM: Television – What Not to Wear (Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for TLC)
BEST REALITY SERIES: FASHION, DESIGN OR HOME DECOR – What Not to Wear (Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for TLC)
BEST GREEN OR ORGANIC PROGRAM – food. curated. (food. curated.)
BEST CITY OR REGIONAL PROGRAM – Check Please, Bay Area (KQED Public Television)
BEST NEW SERIES – Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence (Joanne Weir Productions)
BEST SINGLE TOPIC SERIES – Best Thing I Ever Ate (Authentic Entertainment)
BEST CHEF IN A SERIES – Top Chef Masters (Bravo Media/Magical Elves)
BEST TRAVEL PROGRAM – Rick Steves (Rick Steves)
BEST HOME DECOR AND DESIGN PROGRAM, presented by Ferrara Flame – Flipping Out (Authentic Entertainment)
BEST ETHNIC PROGRAM – MEXICO: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless (Frontera Media / Luminair Media)
BEST HEALTH & FITNESS PROGRAM – Bikini Lifestyles featuring the Bikini Chef Susan Irby (Pink Bikini Productions, LLC)
BEST BRANDED VIDEO PROMOTION OR CAMPAIGN – Average Betty / Idaho Potatoes (Average Betty)
BEST MOBILE APPS – How to Cook Everything (Mark Bittman, Culinate, Inc.)
BEST BEAUTY PROGRAM – How Do I Look? (Style Network)
VIEWERS CHOICE CATEGORY WINNERS:
BEST FOOD PROGRAM: WEB – Food Wishes (Food Wishes Video Recipes)
BEST HOME CHEF IN A SERIES – Food Wishes (Food Wishes Video Recipes)
BEST FILM OR DOCUMENTARY – The American Chef (A&E Networks / Warner Hanson Television)
BEST FOOD OR DRINK RADIO BROADCAST – America’s Test Kitchen (America’s Test Kitchen, LLC)
BEST FASHION OR DESIGN: WEB PROGRAM OR VIDEO – Fashion News Live (RLG Productions)
BEST COMEDY – Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen (b360 media)
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE AWARDS:
Tastemaker of the Year – ANDREW ZIMMERN
Pioneer Award – WOLFGANG PUCK, GORDON RAMSAY
Kikkoman Breakout Foodies of the Year – VICE MUNCHIES, COOK TASTE EAT, HUNGRY CHANNEL, TASTED CHANNEL
Breakout Fashionistas of the Year – ABOUT FACE: SUPERMODELS THEN AND NOW (HBO), NOWNESS.COM, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS (Bravo), STYLED BY JUNE (VH1)
Breakout Storytellers of the Year – THE WIGS CHANNEL
Outstanding Vision – MARCUS SAMUELSSON
Outstanding Passion – FABIO VIVIANI, JOE CIMINERA
Outstanding Inspiration – JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
Guilty Addiction of the Year – CHICAGOLICIOUS (Style), SHAHS OF SUNSET (Bravo), COOKING WITH DOG
Outstanding Entertainer – NADIA G
Great Taste – LAURA IN THE KITCHEN, THE NAKED WINE SHOW, SMALL SCREEN NETWORK
Stylemaker of the Year – HOUSE OF STYLE (MTV)
Outstanding Enhanced eBook – “THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: FOOD FROM MY FRONTIER“, and “THE DAHLIA BAKERY COOKBOOK“.
OFFICIAL HOTEL of the 4th Annual TASTE AWARDS in 2013 is THE THOMPSON BEVERLY HILLS, which is offering a special rate to attendees of the TASTE AWARDS, good from January 14th – 20th, 2013.
RETURNING SPONSORS/PARTNERS include Kikkoman, PR Newswire, R&B Cellars, the Thompson Beverly Hills, Schiltz Foods Roast Goose, EcoGenics Skincare, Sella All Natural Skincare, Eventbrite, Ferrara Flame, and Vivienne Tam for Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
The new OFFICIAL SPARKLING WINE PARTNER is BILTMORE ESTATE METHODE CHAMPENOISE BLANC DE BLANCS.
OFFICIAL FRAGRANCES PARTNERS: 40notes Perfume, COGNOSCENTI, and Yosh.
OFFICIAL TOFFEE PARTNERS: Toffee Talk, Nottage Cottage Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Toffee, and Lambrecht Gourmet
OFFICIAL CARAMEL PARTNERS: Sixth Course Artisan Confections, AMELLA, and Chocolot.
Finally, thanks to the TASTE AWARDS RED CARPET AMBASSADOR PARTNER, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts – Los Angeles
A full list of Award Winners, Honorees, and Nominees, plus event photos and coverage, can be seen on the site, www.TheTasteAwards.com. Congratulations to all Nominees, Honorees and Award Winners!
A limited quantity of TASTE AWARDS event tickets are available to attend on a first come basis. For details, go to www.TheTasteAwards.com. Get updates on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TasteAwards and on www.Facebook.com/TastyAwards