Devour! takes show on the road


The Canadian Rockies Food Film Fest event at Alberta’s Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge was a tremendous success. (Photo Courtesy Devour! The Food Film Fest)

Story by Rod Charles Deputy Editor

Devour! The Food Film Fest has taken their brand on the road with stops in Berlin, Jasper and Los Angeles, ensuring foodies and film buffs all over the world have the opportunity to experience one of Nova Scotia’s favourite festivals.

In addition to their signature five-day festival that takes place annually in Wolfville, Devour! has scheduled several events in 2018.

Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary gastronomic activities, Devour! The Food Film Fest is the world’s largest film festival focused on food and drink. The annual five-day festival hosts over one hundred events, high profile chefs and celebrated filmmakers. Last year the event drew almost 11,000 tourists.

The festival has attracted celebrities and notable chefs including Jason Priestley, Anthony Bourdain, Jacques Pépin, Michael Smith, Gordon Pinsent and Bill Pullman. The eighth edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest runs October 24-28, 2018.

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Devour! Berlin was held at the Embassy of Canada in Germany. (Photo Courtesy Sonni Holmstedt)

Several events have already taken place including Devour! The Sea, a fundraiser for the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre and the third annual Devour! Berlin at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin. Another was Devour! The Canadian Rockies Food Film Festival at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge that featured Devour! alumni Calgary Chefs Paul Rogalski from Rouge Restaurant and John Jackson and Connie DeSousa from Charcut Roast House.

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It hasn’t stopped there. Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner during the Sonoma International Film Festival on March 22 and last month CBC’s Ali Hassan attended  Devour! Fox Harb’r for a comedy-themed weekend at Fox Harb’r Golf Resort.

Michael Howell, Executive Director, Devour! The Food Film Fest says he is delighted by the exponential growth Devour! is having around the world. Through partnerships with some of the most amazing destination resorts and well-loved film festivals – and with Devour! alumni enthusiastically joining us in some of these locations – Devour! is able to grow with purpose and relevance into exciting corners of the globe.

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Devour! The Sea is a fundraiser for the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. (Photo Courtesy Phototype)

Devour’s 2018 Remaining Satellite Events

Devour! Osoyoos (3rd consecutive year)
Location: Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Date: June 14-17, 2018

Devour! The Vines (3rd consecutive year)
Location: Le Caveau Restaurant at Domaine de Grand Pré Winery, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia
Dates: Four exclusive summer dates – July 6, 13, August 10 and 24, 2018

Devour! at the Long Beach International Film Festival (2nd consecutive year)
Location: Long Beach, New York
Date: August 1, 2018

A Taste of Devour! in Toronto
Location: George Brown Chef’s House
Date: August 29, 2018

SIGNATURE EVENT Devour! The Food Film Fest (8th annual)
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Date: October 24-28, 2018

Devour! A Film & Food Weekend at Fogo Island Inn (2nd consecutive year)
Location: Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
Date: November 2-4, 2018
Named by as one of the 20 Best Places to Visit in Canada for 2018.

Devour! The Beach (returning for a 2nd time)
Location: Green Turtle Club, Abaco, Bahamas
Date: November 30-December 2, 2018

Devour! The Beach 
Date: January 24-28, 2019
Location: Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas

Travel Information:
Upcoming Satellite Events:
Dates: October 24-28
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Rod has previously worked for and is currently freelancing for Huffington Post Travel. He’s also written travel articles for the Toronto Star and Up! Magazine. Living in Toronto but raised in the small central Ontario village of Holstein, Rod is a country boy at heart who has never met a farmer’s market he didn’t like.

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