The Special Achievement Award Winners (Honorees).
Award Winners will receive their honors in late March 2018 at a Red Carpet Awards celebration in Los Angeles.
The Red Carpet awards event featured a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including winners, nominees and presenters.
More details at www.TheTasteAwards.com
SEE BELOW THE SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS (HONOREES),
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AND HONOREE AWARD WINNERS
|LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD||PIONEER AWARD|
|BREAKOUT FOODIES OF THE YEAR||BREAKOUT FASHIONISTAS OF THE YEAR|
|Chef Shock (Twitch), The Food Flirts (PBS), Donal Skehan, Byron Talbott, First We Feast, Brothers Green Eats||Shannon Barker, Sammi Maria, Kia Maria, Anastasjia Louise, Arika Sato, Paige Norri|
|BREAKOUT STORYTELLERS OF THE YEAR||OUTSTANDING VISION|
|Family Meal (feature film), Zest (short film), Swarovski – The Mask||TBA|
|OUTSTANDING PASSION||OUTSTANDING INSPIRATION|
|Action Bronson, Jet Tila||Tieghan Gerard (@halfbakedharvest), Sophie Roe (@sophiaroe)|
|STYLEMAKER AWARD||OUTSTANDING ANIMATION FILM
|Proclamation Punctuation (short film), Bloomberg Pursuits (Bloomberg Television), Vanessa Ziletti, Jenn Im||Coco, Loving Vincent|
|SPOTLIGHT AWARD||GUILTY ADDICTION OF THE YEAR|
|The Chi (Showtime)||Bong Appetit (Viceland), Ella Woodward (@deliciouslyella), You Suck at Cooking|
|BEST INTERACTIVE E-BOOK||PERSON OF THE YEAR|
|Smartee Plate: Teddy Finds Her Balance||Kylie Jenner, Dua Lipa|
|BEST SOCIAL MEDIA SHORT
||SONG OF THE YEAR|
|Hobo Chefin (Good Catch Films)||Bon Appetit (Katy Perry)|
|BEST VIRTUAL REALITY FILM OR DOCUMENTARY
||FOOD TV CHAMPION AWARD, PRESENTED BY SCHILTZ GOOSE FARM|
|Praying from Afar||Howard Helmer|
|OUTSTANDING MOBILE APPS
||BEST ETHNIC LIFESTYLE FILM AND DOCUMENTARY (BLACK/LATINO/ASIAN)
|TBA||Godspeed (Asian), Lucky Chow (Asian) Living with Phyllis “The Mo’ Jazz Fest” (Black), Craving Cuba (Latin), The Latin Kitchen|
|OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION||BEST ACTION SPORTS, ADVENTURES, OR OUTDOORS FILM
|TBA||Wherever the Wind Takes, Dedicate: Diving Free|
|GREAT TASTE PRIZE:Culinary Tastemakers||GREAT TASTE PRIZE:Hollywood Tastemakers|
|TBA George Chen (China Live), Cindy Chen (China Live), Additional TBA
||Marcel Vigneron, Additional TBA|
The TASTE AWARDS have released the new trailer for the 9th Annual Awards. They feature many of the previous winners and nominees, plus several new additions. Take a look and see if you can spot a few.
The TASTE AWARDS are 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, Health, Travel, Sports and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, in Online Video, and in Apps, Radio, Podcasts and Photography.
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.
On a starry night in Hollywood, the Viewers Choice award category winners were announced at the Egyptian Theatre for the 6th Annual TASTE AWARDS. They joined the other talented award winners, honorees, and Hall of Famers this evening on the red carpet.
The celebrity presenters this evening included Alie and Georgia (Cooking Channel, Food Network), Bobby Bognar (History Channel, Bio Channel), Andres Izquieta (Esquire Network), Michelle Harris (ION Life Network), Chef Ashley James (Public Television, Four Seasons), Kara Birkenstock (Myx TV), and Jolene Sugarbaker (YouTube).
Viewers Choice Award winners were selected by thousands of fans voting online. They are:
BEST FOOD PROGRAM: WEB – Joy of Baking
BEST FOOD TRAVEL SERIES: WEB – Cooking for Dads
BEST HOME CHEF IN A SERIES – Joy of Baking
BEST FOOD OR DRINK RADIO BROADCAST – America’s Test Kitchen Radio
BEST FASHION OR DESIGN: WEB PROGRAM OR VIDEO – Fashion News Live
BEST COMEDY – Dish It Out!
BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM OR DOCUMENTARY – Chef
BEST ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SERIES – TELEVISION – E! News
BEST INSTRUCTIONAL WEB SERIES – Joy of Baking
BEST MINI FILM OR DOCUMENTARY – A Taste of Fate
For more information, visit www.TheTasteAwards.com
HE HOSTS AND PRODUCES “FOOD WISHES,”
HAS WON MULTIPLE TASTE AWARDS,
HAS MILLIONS OF VIEWERS AND BLOG READERS,
AND HAS EXPANDED HIS ONLINE VIDEO COMPANY TO COMPLETE PROFITABILITY
An Interview with “Food Wishes” CHEF JOHN MITZEWICH
QUESTION: John, what exactly is Food Wishes?
CHEF JOHN: Food Wishes is the name of my show on YouTube, which features more than 800 video recipes.
The concept is a show based on the “food wishes” of the viewers, as in, “I wish I could make a great pizza at home.”
Q: How did you come up with the name?
CJ: When I first started I worked with a few friends on a site called “Wish Upon a Stove.” When I went off on my own, I changed it to “Food Wishes.”
Q: How many recipes a week do you prepare?
CJ: I film 2 or 3 new video recipes every week.
Q: So, where do you get the ideas for the recipes?
CJ: The viewers’ own “food wishes!”
Q: Do you create them all, or do you use other recipe sources?
CJ: Some I create, some are inspired by things I see online, or viewers send in recipes.
Q: You were primarily on YouTube. Did you initially decide for this to be your main platform?
CJ: When I started, YouTube was the only video hosting site I actually knew about. But then I discovered the large food community there, and they discovered me, and that’s been the main platform since.
Q: How many viewers do you usually have on YouTube?
CJ: We get over 3 million views a month.
Q: Wow, any tips for aspiring YouTube stars?
CJ: Your content has to be entertaining, but it’s really all about quantity. You have to produce lots of content, like 2-3 videos a weeks for a couple years if you want to build a large audience.
Q: But now you are also on AllRecipes.com. How did that come about?
CJ: They approached me regarding a partnership, and it ended up being a perfect fit. We have the same missions: get people to discover the joys of cooking at home, provide them with all of the necessary (and fun) tools and inspiration to create great meals.