The annual TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year’s best in Lifestyle Broadcast Media, and it also always asked “What treats were in the TASTE AWARDS VIP and Celebrity Swag Bags?”
The stars, creators, and producers of Nominees and Winners of the 8th Annual TASTE AWARDS hit the rooftop red carpet at the SIXTY Beverly Hills.
The TASTE AWARDS Committee, the Academy of Media Tastemakers, the Advisory Board, Ambassadors, and Partners and Sponsors are pleased to announce the VIEWERS CHOICE Winners for the 8th Annual TASTE AWARDS
Award Winners of the General Award categories as well as Award Honorees have been announced, and along with the remaining award winners including Viewers Choice categories received their honors on February 21, 2017 at a star-studded Red Carpet Awards Reception of food and fashion TV celebrities, including winners, nominees and presenters in Beverly Hills.
VIEWERS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS
BEST FOOD PROGRAM – ONLINE/STREAMING
Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube Channel
BEST HOME CHEF IN A SERIES
The Trailer Park Cooking Show with Jolene Sugarbaker
BEST CRITIC OR REVIEW SERIES
BEST FOOD TRAVEL SERIES
BEST RADIO BROADCAST
Living Homegrown Podcast
Wine for Normal People Podcast
The Trailer Park Cooking Show with Jolene Sugarbaker
BEST FASHION OR DESIGN PROGRAM
Fashion News Live
BEST INSTRUCTIONAL WEB SERIES
Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube Channel
BEST INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
Eat Like a Local with Kelley Ferro
BEST HEALTH & FITNESS PROGRAM (Food & Diet)
“OFFICIAL SELECTION”: BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM OR DOCUMENTARY
Tables of Istanbul
“OFFICIAL SELECTION”: BEST SHORT FILM OR DOCUMENTARY
The Way of the Cocktail
“OFFICIAL SELECTION”: BEST MINI FILM OR DOCUMENTARY
West Coast Sea Salt
SEIJI HORIBUCHI AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION EFFECTS IN A SERIES OR VIDEO
Victoria TV spot (Director’s cut, full version)
The TASTE AWARDS are the premier awards celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, in Apps, and on Radio & Podcasts.
The Annual Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, Sony Pictures, DreamWorks, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, APT, Create TV, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Vimeo, Vice, LiveWell Network, Esquire Network, Bio/FYI Channel, iHeart Radio, HBO, MyxTV, Small Screen Network, StyleHaul, PTA, Zagat, Mode Media, WatchMojo, and more.
Cake by the Ocean by DNCE has been named for SONG OF THE YEAR, for the 8th Annual TASTE AWARDS.
The Annual TASTE AWARDS are the original awards for the Lifestyle Entertainment Industry, and the highest awards for creators, producers, hosts, and directors of Lifestyle Programs, Series, Shows & Cinema.
Also known as the Tasty Awards, they are the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year’s best achievements in Food, Fashion, Home and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, in Online Video, and in Apps, Radio, Podcasts and Photography.
The 8th Annual TASTE AWARDS announce the Special Achievement Award Winners (Honorees), General Category Award Nominees, and Viewers Choice Nominees.
16-year-old Kid Chef Eliana (Eliana de Las Casas), TASTE AWARDS-winning chef, cookbook author, and radio show host, is a competitor on Food Network’s Chopped Teen Tournament. The tournament has 16 teens battling for a cash prize of $25,000. Kid Chef Eliana won Battle 4 of the series and moves on to the finale, which airs on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9pm CDT.
The incredibly popular show with millions of viewers pits contestants against each other while trying to master ingredients revealed in a mystery basket. In Chopped Teen Tournament, there are four contestants in each battle with three rounds: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Each contestant receives the same ingredients and are given 30 minutes to transform the ingredients into dishes presented to three celebrity chef judges. If the judges deem the dish unsatisfactory, the contestant is “chopped.” The winner of each battle in Chopped Teen Tournament advances to the grand finale on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to compete for $25,000.
Eliana says, “I am thrilled that I won Battle 4 of the competition but more importantly, I made awesome new friends both on screen and off. The other teen chefs I competed with are crazy talented and I am grateful to have made it this far. The love and support from my family, school, and community have been overwhelming.”
Eliana will have a public viewing party at Poseidon Restaurant, 2100 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, where she will host a meet and greet and book signing. The Asian restaurant boasts large screen televisions and four fun karaoke rooms. Owner “Jimmy” Zhao Li says, “We are honored to host Chef Eliana’s Chopped Finale viewing party and hope everyone enjoys watching Chopped here.” Poseidon’s PR Director, Carolyn Shelton, says, “We are so proud of young Chef Eliana and can’t wait to see her in the finale! Our whole restaurant is rooting for her.”
The accomplished young chef and cookbook author’s weekly radio show, “Let’s Get Cookin’,” is on New Orleans 102.3 FM WHIV (“We Honor Independent Voices”). She is currently featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not Kids Fun Facts and Silly Stories (Ripley Entertainment; September 2016) and Garvey’s Choice by award-winning children’s book author, Nikki Grimes (Wordsong; September 2016). Kid Chef Eliana attends New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where she is enrolled in the culinary arts program supported by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.
Check out Kid Chef Eliana’s newest cookbook, Cool Kids Cook: Fresh & Fit!
ABOUT Kid Chef Eliana
16-year-old Award-Winning Chef, Cookbook Author, and Radio Show Host
CEO of Eliana Cooks!
National Food & Beverage Foundation Kids Ambassador
Crescent City Farmers Market Marketeer Ambassador