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 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, Content Creation
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 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.
You can connect with Marlene on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Our Regular Contributors
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
On Board in 20 and Food Styling 101
Lisa Bolton is a food stylist, culinary content creator and author. She focuses on whole food recipes that will please a carnivore, vegetarian and everything in between. She has an affinity toward family style plating and thoughtful presentation which is reflected in her first book, On Boards (Appetite, Oct, 2018).
Lisa has written the FBC column On Board in 20 which focuses on 20 minutes meals perfect for families, and currently writes the Food Styling 101 column where she shares her insight into how to translate the delicious food on the plate to look just as delicious in a photo. You can read all of Lisa's posts here.
Allergen Friendly Eating, Healthy Ingredient Guides,
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.
BC Craft Beer Correspondent
Bryan is a self-described introvert who spends the majority of his time reading, writing, gaming, or just staring out the window of his apartment. He recently published a psychological thrillers What Dark Passages. A creature of contradiction, Bryan also enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, soccer, and hockey. He also likes to endanger his own life by engaging in activities such as skydiving, paragliding, and riding a bike across Europe.
There’s another thing Bryan loves – beer! Bryan has a wide and accommodating palate; whether its a tasty low-IBU ale or a ride on the IBU train to Hop Country, he’s happy to drink and share a story about the ride. Bryan is the regular beer contributor for VanFoodies and of course, you can read Bryan's BC Craft Beer posts here on FBC.
Canadian Tastemakers and General Contributor
Tiffany Mayer is a journalist and author whose work been published in newspapers and magazines throughout Canada. She is also author of the book Niagara Food and she blogs about food and farming at Time For Grub. When she's not eating or writing, she can be found satisfying her inner boat nerd watching ships on the Welland Canal with her daughter.
Tiffany writes interviews on people making an impact in Canadian food in our Canadian Tastemakers series as well as regular articles for FBC with tips, tricks and resources for writing and blogging. You can read all of Tiffany's posts here.
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. He is also the editor for the the The Growler magazine (Ontario edition).
David shares his beer expertise in the FBC Canada's Craft Beer column as our Eastern 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 and One Curious Ingredient
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, The One Curious Ingredient column as well as contributing occasional blogger resource posts. You can read all of Michelle's posts here.
Canadian Food Writer
Gabby Peyton is a food and travel writer and former Associate Editor at Atlantic Business Magazine. Suffering from persistent wanderlust, she is always planning the next big trip and what she’s going to eat. Whether it be scouring Italy for the best carbonara or taking a cooking class in Thailand, great meals are always around the corner. Gabby’s blog, The Food Girl in Town, is devoted to adventures in traveling to eat, with a dash of culinary history. Follow Gabby’s travels around the world (and probably many pictures of brunch) on Instagram and Twitter.
Gabby writes about Iconic Canadian Foods on the FBC website, exploring
the history of Canada’s favourite dishes and the stories behind the people who cook them. You can read all of Gabby's posts here.
Liliana is a Quebec-based food blogger whose passion is collecting cookbooks. There’s always room for at least one more in her cookbook arsenal. She comes from a long line of Italian cooks who prepare meals from scratch using fresh ingredients. She's a firm believer that food nourishes both body and soul, and that meals should be relished with family and friends.
Liliana writes our regular FBC column, Cookbook Corner, where she writes cookbook reviews by testing recipes and giving honest opinions from a home cook’s perspective.
The PR Desk
Heather Travis (@heathertravis) is a PR professional and lover of all things creative. She has extensive experience developing and implementing integrated public relations and marketing programs for agricultural brands, producers and processors, as well as high end sporting goods. She is a DIY junkie and artist. You can find her online at heatherlynnetravis.com.
You can read all of Heather's posts here.
Find Heather on Instagram @heathertravis