Exhibitor Manual

Partnering with the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo gives you access to thousands of consumers, trade experts and media who influence trends and buying decisions for the nation. 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the GF&WE, a multifaceted, high-profile, international event that brings together like-minded people, motivated in their interest in experiencing the products and services your company offers: fine food, wine, spirits, beer and, of course, lots of fun! 



Kindly email completed forms to: Jennifer Odell at jodell@postmedia.com

Exhibitor Badge Registration passwords will be emailed to you directly 

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  • Thursday Admission


    Thursday - VIP Preview Evening Ticket

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  • Friday Admission


    Friday Admission

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  • Saturday Admission


    Saturday Admission

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  • Sunday Admission


    Sunday Admission

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  • Gourmet Weekender


    Weekend Admission

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  • Elite Pass


    Valid solely for that days entrance. An elite pass holder can check-in & gain access to the event at the elite entrance, skipping line-ups! Elite pass holders will receive a wristband that provides in-and-out privileges for day of it's redemption.

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  • Thursday, November 21 6:00 - 7:00 The Art of Food & Wine Pairing - Includes Elite Expo Pass


    Tutored Tasting Program - Presented by WSET & IWEG
    Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    The Wine & Spirit Education Trust's practical approach to food and wine pairing can be applied to any menu and any wine list. Join us as we examine how the main flavours in food – acidity, saltiness and sweetness – affect how a wine is perceived.

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  • Thursday, November 21st 7:00 - 8:00 Top Scoring Wines - Includes Elite Expo Pass


    Tutored Tasting Program - Presented by GFWE
    Thursday, November 21st, 2019. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    This exclusive session allows you to “sip” in the wine judges’ shoes and taste what it takes to win a gold medal at the InterVin International Wine Awards. InterVin Judge Lorie O'Sullivan and special guests will share highlights from the competition that saw some 1,200 wines from 17 countries put to the test. Samples will include rare offerings from Winery of the Year finalists and highly regarded new releases.

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  • Friday, November 22nd 6:30 - 7:30 Living In A Bubble - A World Tour of Sparkling Wines - Includes Elite Expo Pass


    Tutored Tasting Program - Presented by WSET
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Come raise a glass or two with us as we take a whistlestop tour through the wonderful world of sparkling wine. We’ll sip, swirl and taste our way through a flight of phenomenal fizzes that are sure to burst the bubble that sparkling wine is just for special occasions!

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  • Friday, November 22nd 7:00 - 7:45 Demystifying Aromatized Wines - Includes Elite Expo Pass


    Tutored Tasting Program - Presented by WSET
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
    The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is pleased to present a master class on the strange, exciting, and at times bizarre world of aromatized wines. All manner of vermouths and more will be investigated and tasted. We will discover the historical importance, the varied ingredients, production methods, and modern applications of this vast category.

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  • Friday, November 22nd 7:00 - 8:00 The Bushmills Irish Whiskey Multi -Sensory Experience- Includes Elite Expo Pass


    Tutored Tasting Program - Presented by Bushmills Irish Whiskey
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Hosted by Frankie Solarik, from the World renowned BarChef, and Jared Boller, the National Brand Ambassador for Bushmills. This class will deconstruct signature whiskies from the World’s Oldest Whiskey Distillery, engaging all your senses in an exploration of each of these classic spirits. Whether you’re just discovering whiskey or a seasoned savant, you won’t want to miss this interactive and immersive whiskey experience.

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  • Saturday, November 23rd 2:00 - 3:30 Spain's Great Grapes - Includes Elite Expo Pass


    Tutored Tasting Program - Presented by Wines from Spain
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    Spain: A country as physically diverse as it is culturally rich, and fun to visit. From the misty green river valleys of Galicia to sundrenched Andalucía, dozens of grapes find a comfortable home and produce an amazing range of wines. Join master sommelier and hispanophile John Szabo on a tour of this beautiful and exciting nation, one of the hottest in the wine world today, with plenty of stops along the way to taste local wine specialties.

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  • Saturday, November 23rd 4:00 - 4:45 Mediocrity to Mastery - How To Taste Like A Pro! - Includes Elite Expo Pass


    Tutored Tasting Program - Presented by WSET
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
    For 50 years the Wine & Spirit Education Trust has been the global leader in wine education and its systematic approach to tasting is the cornerstone of their methodology. Join WSET educators Chris Martin and David Wrigley MW as they provide a deep dive into tasting technique and share best practices while becoming a more proficient taster.

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  • Saturday, November 23rd 4:30 - 6:30 Thirsty With A Twist - Includes Elite Expo Pass


    Tutored Tasting Program - Presented by GFWE
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
    The most popular and energetic session in Tutored Tastings history returns for another triumphant year. With wine, beers, spirits and cocktails, the Thirsty with a Twist session has it all! It’s two hours of storytelling, education and entertainment hosted by Kevin Brauch. The Gemini award-winning host of Thirsty Traveler and co-host from Iron Chef America is always on his A-game when on-stage at Tutored Tastings and it’ll definitely be the same again this year. It’s a session like no other and a session you won’t want to miss. Come drink in the excitement.

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Gourmet Food & Wine Expo 2019

  • Broadhead Brewing Co.

  • Indie Ale House

  • Tito's Handmade Vodka

  • Partake Brewing

  • Dominican Republic Tourism

  • Happy Bee Honey

  • Casa Manila

  • Young & Taylor Foods

  • Dairy Distillery

  • The Bigger $pin

  • Hippie Pops

  • Dr. Oekter

  • The Great Canadian Meat Co.

  • Mott's Clamato Caesar

  • Nickel Brook Brewery

  • HHD Imports Inc.

  • Ontario Pork

  • Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits

  • McClelland Premium Imports

  • Tequila Tromba

  • Vieni Estates Inc.

  • Wines of Alsace

  • Proximo Spirits Canada Inc.

  • WSET Wine & Spirit Education Trust

  • Ferrante Cheese

  • Hey Y'all Southern Style Hard Ice Tea

  • Portuguese Cheese Co.

  • Magic Oven

  • Tourism Windsor Essex

  • Maple Acres Farm

  • Fontaine Sante

  • Oyster Boy

  • Barilla Pasta

  • Way Point Vacation

  • Food Supplies Inc.

  • Robinson's Cakery Inc.

  • JaBistro

  • Mad Mexican

  • Muskoka Brewery

  • Nutrl Vodka Soda

  • Crafty Elk

  • Founders Original Inc.

  • Northfork Bison Distributions

  • L'Ancêtre Organic Cheese

  • Strongbow Cider

  • SoCIAL LITE Vodka

  • Fever-Tree Premium Mixers

  • Likos Hawaiian BBQ

  • Grain Farmers of Ontario

  • HelloFresh Canada

  • Galerie au Chocolat

  • Northern Maverick Brewing Co.

  • The Pie Guyz

  • Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery

  • Casino Woodbine

  • Villa Maria Wines New Zealand

  • Northern Confections

  • MADD Toronto

  • Blue Elephant Royal Thai Cuisine

  • BarChef Project

  • Dick Duff's Organic Jerky

  • Regal Cruises and Travel

  • MCO - Interesting Wines & Spirits

  • DO Rueda

  • Jamaica Tourism Board

  • Titanium Execlusive

  • Living Stone Golf Resort

  • Garden Fresh Gourmet

  • BarChef

Trend Central Tasting Stage

Visit our Trend Central Tasting Stage at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo! Enjoy entertaining and informative wine, beer and spirit education. Sessions are carefully selected by a panel of experts and enthusiasts of each craft to ensure the program is diverse and well rounded.

Be sure to join us on Sunday for the Mott's Clamato Caesar - The Best Caesar In Town National Final!

Masters of mixology from across Canada compete to become Canada's top Caesar maker Sunday, November 24th and who better than Canada's favourite celebrity and owner of Crystal Head Vodka to crown the winner. Yes, Dan Aykroyd will be at the Expo to share in the Fun!

Contact Us

Show Manager:

Paul McNair

Show Manager



Event Sales:

Claire Levo

Event & Sales



Event Logistics:

Jennifer Odell

Event Coordinator


Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Celebrating 25 years

Passionate wine and food lovers descend on Toronto's Metropolitan Convention Centre each November for the region's largest event of its kind. How passionate are we talking? Well, let's just say any event that lures the best national chefs, local culinary stars, celebrated winemakers, brewmasters and mixologists means serious gastronomic business. That being said, our hope is you will join us this fall, November 21-24, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and be our special guests at Canada's biggest and best food and beverage event.

Click here for our 2018 Expo Guide.

Must be 19 years of age or older and present a valid government issued ID at the door.

No children or infants permitted.

Please arrange safe transportation and drink responsibly.


A Gourmet Getaway at the INTERCONTINENTAL Toronto Centre ... reservations are now open now!

Guests can make reservations at the following toll free number: 1-800-235-4670 or book online via the following links:

Kindly refer to the "GOURMET GETAWAY" for the guest package or "Gourmet Food & Wine Expo" for the exhibitor block when booking.


Trade & Media

Get the inside scoop on trade related events at the Expo!

Registration is available to Food & Beverage Industry professionals. 

We ask you please present your business credentials to qualify and pick up your badge on-site.

Trade Registration: 

Click here to Register now! 

Media Registration:

Click here to Register now! 

For Media Inquiries Please Connect with Enterprise Canada Inc.

Courtney DeCaire

M- 289 407 8298



VIP Night - FREE


VIP night - $20


NOVEMBER 21 - 24, 2019

THUR  6 pm - 9 pm

FRI    11 am - 9 pm

SAT   11 am - 9 pm

SUN   11 am - 5 pm

Gourmet Insider

Welcome to the Gourmet Insider, a bi-weekly newsletter with six issues running from September through November for all things Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. Be in the know and get the inside scoop about Gourmet Expo exclusive offers, exciting features, giveaways and more. 




Our Sponsors


We are always looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals to be a part of this unique experience. Share your love of food and wine with our visitors and demonstrate your skills in our team environment. There are many outstanding stage areas and various programs you could become involved with. 

To thank you for your time and help, you will receive two complimentary tickets to the Expo for friends or family, age of 19 and over, worth $40. Sampling tickets are also provided for multiple shifts completed throughout the event. 

Click here to Volunteer!

If you have any questions regarding volunteering please contact Claire Levo at clevo@postmedia.com

You must be 19 years of age or older to volunteer and present a valid photo I.D on-site.

You must be available to work a minimum of 2 shifts throughout the Expo.