Food Bloggers Canada has a dedicated team working in the background to keep things ticking along and bring you new content and opportunities.
We’re a diverse bunch but we share one common denominator: Food!
Co-founder and Managing Director, Sponsorship & Marketing
Ethan is the affable voice behind Feeding Ethan. He shares his honest adventures in the kitchen, behind the camera, traveling and in both the online/offline world. His dishes usually include bacon, sugar and making people smile. Most often his recipes are intertwined with a story ranging from anything to a memory of his Bubbie to preparing a Valentine’s Day three-course meal for single ladies everywhere.
Ethan has worked for some of the most recognizable sports brands in the world. From 2005-2009, Ethan was the Retail Buyer for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. He was responsible for managing the inventory and assisting in the design of merchandise. He also coordinated the retail program for both the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal and the Canadiens’ Centennial anniversary in 2009. Wanting a new opportunity, he packed up his car and drove from Montreal to Vancouver to work for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). He was the Venue Manager for the training venue where the men’s ice hockey teams practiced. In 2011, he joined the BC Lions Football Club as Merchandise Manager. In addition to winning a Grey Cup championship in 2011, he oversaw a department that broke all sales records in team history.
Ethan’s education is varied with a business degree in Sports Administration from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal and an MA in Early Modern English History from Concordia University. In his free time, he likes to quote Seinfeld references in everyday conversation and dream of where he’d like to surf next. Ethan currently resides in Vancouver.
Co-founder and Managing Director, Editorial, Finance & Design
Melissa is the author of Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach a blog about food, photography, and her creative life. When she’s not eating or photographing food, she runs her own design firm, Fine Lime Designs, with clients in the food, arts and tourism sectors. She has photographed and styled food for Sharwood Foods, Tree of Life and Mexico Tourism among others.
Before leaping into the world of being an entrepreneur, she worked for a national retailer as a Business Intelligence Analyst & Developer, designing corporate on-line and off-line reporting tools. She also managed the technology solutions for the retailer’s annual trade show and conference. Prior to that she has an extensive retail background in training, management, merchandising and community marketing. She has been blogging in some form since 2004, when she started out on the Live Journal platform.
Melissa is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and BCIT, an avid supporter of the arts, incurable doodler, owner of too many cookbooks and shoes, and human to SamTheDog, a bouncy yellow lab who serves as the FBC Chief Morale Officer. She is on an ongoing quest for the perfect Mac n Cheese. Melissa has lived throughout BC and in London, England and currently lives on the west coast, just outside of Vancouver.
Marlene Cornelis – Copy Editor
Marlene is a kitchen adventurer and steward of an urban century cottage in London, ON. She’s the voice behind the blog Urban Cottage Life, writing about modern scratch living with a focus on real food and hospitality.
Marlene is also the owner of Veranda Editorial where she works as both a freelance editor and writer. She brings her editing skills to FBC as our staff copy editor, working with all our regular and guest contributors on a daily basis.
Our Regular Contributors
Shareba Abdul - General Contributor and Correspondant
In spite of one misadventure with some very burnt (and flammable) cookies, Shareba loves to explore her love for food in the kitchen and away from home. She enjoys discovering new ways to enjoy food, and shares that passion through words and photography on her blog, In Search Of Yummy-ness.
Shareba writes monthly blogger resource posts for FBC, covers food events in the Toronto area and conducts interviews with people doing cool things in the Canadian food scene! Check out Shareba’s posts here.
Todd Beal – Atlantic Canada Craft Beer Correspondent
Todd Beal follows the craft beer scene closely in the Canadian Maritimes and reports on it weekly on his blog, Maritime Beer Report. He is asked to comment frequently on television, newspapers and magazines as a craft beer expert. He can be heard Friday afternoons on News 95.7 commenting on beer.
Todd shares his expertise in the FBC Canada’s Craft Beer column as our Atlantic Craft Beer Guy. You can read Todd’s posts here.
Visit his blog and follow him on twitter @MaritimeBeerRpt
Lisa Bolton – On Board in 20
Lisa Bolton is a part time freelance food writer and recipe developer and full time mom. Her blog, Food Well Said, focuses on thoughtfully prepared, whole food recipes that will please a carnivore, a vegetarian and everything in between. Knowing we eat with our eyes first, she likes to focus on presenting family style comfort food in an elevated fashion.
Lisa writes the FBC column On Board in 20 where she creates family friendly dinners with whole foods that are ready in about 20 minutes. You can read all of Lisa’s posts here.
Sondi Bruner – Allergen Friendly Recipe Remix
Sondi Bruner is a holistic nutritionist, freelance writer and food blogger. She educates people who follow allergen-friendly diets about how to eat simply, deliciously and safely, allowing them to rediscover the pleasure of food. When she’s wearing her writer’s hat, she works with natural health brands to create content that will help their customers live fulfilling, healthful lives.
Sondi is our resident nutritionist and writes the FBC Allergen Friendly Recipe Remix column and also contributes general posts on blogging and writing. You can read all of Sondi’s posts here.
Tessa Huff – Food Photography Writer
Tessa Huff is a Vancouver-based pastry artist, food stylist, and photographer. Before moving to British Columbia, she was a cake decorator for several years and owned her own cake boutique. Tessa currently runs her blog, Style Sweet CA, and is a freelance recipe developer and photographer. She just completed writing and photographing her first cookbook (Abrams Books, Spring 2016) and is having fun spending time with her husband and their new baby boy.
Tessa writes our regular FBC column, Food Photography, where she breaks down basic food photography and food styling techniques. You can read all of Tessa’s posts here.
Janice Lawandi – Kitchen Geekery
Our resident “Dr. J”, Janice writes the FBC column Kitchen Geekery where she explains the science behind basic tasks in the kitchen. You can read all of Jan’s posts here.
David Ort – Ontario/Quebec Craft Beer Correspondent
David Ort writes about food, travel, and craft beer for various online and print publications. His first book, The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook, is in bookstores and available for purchase online.
David shares his beer expertise in the FBC Canada’s Craft Beer column as our Easter Craft Beer Guy. You can read David’s posts here.
For more of his thoughts on all things edible and potable follow him on Twitter or get in touch with him at email@example.com.
Michelle Peters Jones – The Spice Box
Michelle Peters Jones blogs at The Tiffin Box, and is a food writer, recipe developer and communications professional. She loves weaving stories around food, and creates recipes inspired by her family and friends. She writes about East Indian, British and Canadian food, with a strong focus on using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients.
Michelle writes the FBC Spice Box column as well as contributing occasional blogger resource posts. You can read all of Michelle’s posts here.
Our regional administrators act as FBC ambassadors and contacts for their home regions. They promote FBC through social media and are the friendly faces at local meetups and tweetups, as well as being a voice for their local regional food bloggers. You can contact them directly via their blogs, twitter or through our Contact Form.