Devour! The Food Film Fest previews upcoming festival program

HALIFAX, Sept. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - With the Toronto International Film Festival as the backdrop, Devour! The Food Film Fest today launched its program preview at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College. Executive director Michael Howell and managing director Lia Rinaldo served up a preview of the 2016 festival, November 2-6 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

The sixth edition of the festival offers 94 unique events over five days including 80 films in 30 screenings, 24 industry workshops, 20 tasting tours, three celebrity chef dinners and over 20 parties and events.

This year's major theme is Women in Gastronomy and includes the world premiere of Vérane Frédiani's highly-anticipated feature, The Goddesses of Food. Six legendary female chefs will also work together to create a decadent dinner inspired by the film. Three visiting chefs, Boston's Barbara Lynch (No 9 Park), Los Angeles' Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill) and Toronto's Christine Flynn (Chef Jacques La Merde), will join three local chefs, The Canteen's Renée Lavallee, The Prince George's Bee Choo Char and The Old Apothecary's Laura MacLeod to create the ultimate feast for the senses. Long-time festival partner, Bishop's Cellar, will pair each course with a selection from all-female winemakers.

The menu of visiting celebrity chefs continues with Normand Laprise of the James Beard Award-winning Toqué in Montreal, Stephen Wall of Ottawa's Supply + Demand, John Sundstrum of Seattle's Lark and Food Network's John Higgins and Ned Bell.

The slate of visiting industry celebrities includes John Henion, producer of the Netflix series Chef's Table; A Brown Table's Nik Sharma, Steve Chagollan, Editor in Chief of the Directors Guild of America and former senior editor at Variety; and famed food photographer Sharma.

The festival's celebrity headliner will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets are on sale starting Friday, September 16 at 9 a.m. AST online at and by phone through Ticketpro at 1-888-311-9090. Exclusive packages will also be available at this time.


Only one hour from Halifax, the Town of Wolfville and Kings County provides the perfect setting for Devour! amid the beauty of the Annapolis Valley and the mighty Bay of Fundy. It is the heartland of Nova Scotia's burgeoning wine industry and the centre of culinary and agricultural innovation.


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