RESTAURANTS IN THE PROGRAM : 122 (as of January 1, 2017)
FIRST EVER CERTIFIED RESTAURANT : NORTHERN EDGE ALGONQUIN
HIGHEST REPORTED IMPACT : NIAGARA PARKS
MOST NORTHERN DESIGNEE : RADICAL GARDENS, TIMMINS
COLLECTIVE IMPACT IN 2017 : $51,000,000**According to Local Food Plus,
every dollar spent on local food creates a 3:1 impact on the local economy
INTERESTED RESTAURANTS MUST FIRST COMMIT TO THE FEAST ON MANIFESTO AND ALL APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF:
25% of total annual food receipts reflect Ontario food purchases.
25% of total annual beverage receipts reflect Ontario beverage purchases.
Applications are encouraged to be supported by proof of:
PARTNERSHIP. Active membership or participation in a complementary designation program at the local, regional, provincial, or national level.
PARTICIPATION. Identification or record of involvement, support, or activity.
ONCE AN APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING PROCESSES WILL TAKE PLACE:
VERIFICATION. The information collected during the visitation is verified by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance and the applicant is notified of the status of their application.
ACTIVATION. Successful applicants receive a conditional designation and invitation to activate it online. Once activated, designees immediately begin to receive program benefits.
CERTIFICATION. Successful restaurants become a Certified Taste of Ontario, and receive an official Feast On Certified Taste Spoon or window decal and Certificate, to hang in-house.
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