Success Stories


October 3, 2015

P.E.I.'s Fall Flavours festival draws tourists, chefs


Organizers of P.E.I.'s Fall Flavours Festival say the month-long celebration of Island food has grown again this year, drawing both tourists and high-profile chefs. 

Sebastian Manago, CEO of the Food Island Partnership, estimates attendance is up 10 per cent. 

"It's not just the big signature events that are growing. It's especially the smaller events, like the guys at Clinton Hills, they've done a fantastic job," he says.

"Fall Flavours hasn't reached its ceiling yet, and that's very encouraging to see."

The festival, which has featured culinary events across the Island, wraps up this weekend. 

Today is the Great Big BBQ at the Charlottetown Delta, featuring Toronto-based chef Mark McEwan.

Events selling out
The closing weekend's events also include an organic harvest meal Sunday, which is sold out. 

Manago say the festival is encouraging new partnerships with chefs from across the country. 

It features several high-profile guest chefs such as McEwan, Food Network Canada's star Chuck Hughes and Top Chef Canada's Vikram Vij. 

Manago says when the festival first started, chefs only came for the event and then left. Now he says they are spending more time on P.E.I. 

"We've seen them come and spend a weekend with their partner or their family, exploring the Island, making connections with other chefs, some take a whole week and spend it on P.E.I.," he says.  

Manago hopes the extra time will help spotlight the province as a destination for food lovers

"For these busy people this is quite a big commitment of time, and these are opinion makers in the food industry in Canada and this is a fairly big part of our food industry as well."   

Full Article

December 19, 2018
Coming Full Circle
Since first meeting at Dalhousie University's Agricultural College, there's been a certain more

December 3, 2018
Fond Memories, Lucrative Markets
“Many of my fondest memories are being on the water working with oysters,” says Jacob Dockendorf" more

September 28, 2018
Building Memories with Passion
Since the arrival of an unanticipated gift from her father-in-law - a goat named “Lucy” - Flory more

September 12, 2018
Atlantic Canada’s First Food Accelerator Launches
Atlantic Canada’s first food accelerator launches to support Prince Edward Island food businesses. more

August 30, 2018
Growing with the Community
Copper Bottom Brewing in Montague, P.E.I. began as an idea in the minds of wife-and-husband team more

July 30, 2018
Adding Value to Canada's Food Island
Island-born Tyler Gallant cultivated innovative ideas as a chef at many fine restaurants more

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER!



Events