Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TASTY AWARDS: Nominees to be Announced on November 9th

The TASTY Awards Committee is proud to announce that the final Nominees, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Honorees, for the 2nd Annual TASTY Awards will be announced in a livestreamed press conference on November 9th, 2010 in San Francisco.

2nd Annual TASTY Awards and Red Carpet, the premier awards show for food and fashion programs and films, will take place on January 13, 2011 at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, with television celebrity Zane Lamprey returning as the show's host.

Other returning celebrity presenters include Tanya Holland (Cooking Channel, Food Nework), Leslie Sbrocco (PBS), Nathan Lyon (Fit TV, Discovery Health, PBS, Food Network), and Bobby Bognar (History Channel), along with newcomers such as Candice Kumai (Lifetime, Bravo's Top Chef), Brian Boitano (Food Network), Daniel Green (ShopNBC), Luciene Salomone (WE tv), Amy Paffrath (E! Entertainment Television), Jeannie Mai (Style Network), Kevin Roberts (TLC), and Aida Mollenkamp (Food Nework, Cooking Channel). More presenters to be announced shortly.


The Judges Panel for 2011 has been expanded from 85 to over 200 industry experts, gurus, peers, and media.

Judges are from organizations such as
944 MAGAZINE,, America One Television, Bel-Air MAGAZINE,, Bloomingdale's, Chicagoist,, Los Angeles Downtown News, Plate MAGAZINE, San Francisco Professional Food Society, Scripps Networks, SF, SFist (Gothamist), Slow Food Seattle,, Technorati, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), The Orange County Register., Variety MAGAZINE, and Yahoo! Inc.

To view a current list of judges, go to (Photo Above: Awards Presenter Jeannie Mai (Style Network))


The historic Egyptian Theatre was the first major deluxe movie palace in Hollywood (built in 1922, by Sid Grauman, also of Grauman's Chinese Theatre). The theatre is home to the critically acclaimed American Cinematheque, which completed a major renovation of the property in 1998. The Egyptian Theatre is a state-of-the-art theatre within a historic shell, and features its original, ornate sunburst ceiling and other artwork; the Steven Spielberg theatre; and a stylish open-air, palm tree lined courtyard. Well-known to Red Carpet aficionados, it regularly hosts special events, screenings, Hollywood premieres, and annual film festivals. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, the Egyptian Theatre is near the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel and other historic theaters on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Early Advance TASTY Awards Tickets are now available.


In other news, the Committee has selected Qure, as the Official Water of the TASTY Awards, and Pure Dark (tm) as the Official Premium Chocolate of the TASTY Awards.