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Our Premier Edition of the Taste Artisanal Salon was a success! We are very pleased with the positive response to the quality of our exhibitors and their fine selections of wines, spirits, ciders and chocolates. This important event has opened the doors for potential buyers to discover the best artisanal products for their customers.  Join us next year as we open the second edition of the Salon on October 7, 2019.

A Journey of Food and Drinks Discovery in 2019

Taste Artisanal Salon – 2nd Edition

Following the success of the first edition of Taste Artisanal Salon, we are delighted to announce our second edition to be held on October 7, 2019. The Salon is an exciting event that will showcase genuine artisanal food and drinks from select producers around the world to guests from the hospitality trade, including wine & spirits agents, specialty food shop buyers, chefs, sommeliers, food educators, media and social media influencers.


Exhibitors: Producers who follow the artisanal philosophy of making quality wines, spirits, ciders, beers, cheese, charcuterie, oils, condiments, preserved goods and sweets.


Why? The consumer market is evolving and becoming more sophisticated about what they eat and drink, creating a growing demand for products that are made in a sustainable manner while respecting time-honoured traditions. This is a large market that is ready to discover your creations via distributors and buyers you will meet at this Salon.


When: October 7, 2019  From 11AM to 6PM


Where:  St. James Cathedral Snell Hall & Library event space


The Salon:

  • Will focus on selected producers of artisanal products from small to medium-sized companies.

  • Exhibitors will have a table to showcase their goods for tasting with guests, along with tasting booklet and wholesale pricing for the trade.

  • Exhibitors can be part of a group based on country, region or consortium.

Cost to participate:

  • Single table: C$995.00

  • Early bird: C$795.00 (Until June 30, 2019 - Full payment required)

  • Shared table: $495.00/exhibitor (max 2 exhibitors, 5 products per exhibitor)

  • Group: C$3,500 (max 5 tables – 5 exhibitors)

  • Customs charges & LCBO fees for products brought in from outside Canada are at the exhibitor’s expense.

  • Deposit required: 50% at Registration, and 50% payable 30 days before start of Salon.

Registration fee covers:

  • Glassware, spittoons, ice buckets, ice trays, water

  • Napkins, bread and table service.

  • Table signage, tasting booklet, and a list of confirmed attendees for each exhibitor.

  • Extensive pre-Salon marketing and PR

  • Detailed follow-up report, including photos