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Topics: Feasting, Hedonism, and Aphrodisiacs

Location: Calgary

Reputation: National

John Gilchrist

Western Canada’s foremost expert on food, its history, and its role in global cultures.

CBC Radio One’s Restaurant Critic (for the Calgary EyeOpener morning show) since 1980. Acknowledged as the main authority on restaurants in Southern Alberta. Has reviewed over 1,000 restaurants. Continually rated as the most popular component of the Calgary EyeOpener. Available on RealAudio at http://calagary.cbc.ca/radio1/ceo.

"Off the Menu" Food Business Columnist for the Calgary Herald, Calgary’s main daily newspaper.

Main Contributor to the "Gourmet Traveller" column for the Calgary Herald.

National Food Business Columnist for CBC Radio One’s Business Network show.

Contributing Editor and columnist on food to Avenue, Calgary’s main city magazine.

Named #2 Best Journalist/Author in Calgary by FFWD Magazine, August 2004.

Creator/Host of On the Table television series (in 2000) for CBC Television News and Midday (the National CBC Television noon show). Nominated for AMPIA (Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association) award as Best Host – Television.

Author of six Best-Sellers on restaurants in Calgary and Banff. Most recent edition was launched in October 2003.

Frequent contributor and former Contributing Editor to enRoute Magazine, Air Canada’s in-flight magazine.

Instructor of University of Calgary Food and Culture programs.

Instructor of University of Calgary Culinary Travel programs to locations such as New York, Santa Fe, Paris, and Bordeaux.

Lecturer on food and culture for Seabourn Cruise Lines (Seabourn Sun, 2001).

Cooking Instructor at Calgary’s The Cookbook Company Cooks on cuisines of the Americas.

Frequent speaker at conferences, dinners, and events.

More Information: 1.866.420.3338 (toll-free in Canada) info@speakersalberta.com

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