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The Globe and Mail's list of the most influential people in Canadian food

After five weeks of announcing our list of food influencers in Canada one category at a time, The Globe can now release the entire list. It's a diverse group of people from a variety of sectors and backgrounds, representing six provinces (plus one from outside Canada's borders). Use the table below to examine the list in detail, and read more on each list member. (Note: You can only set one filter at a time.)

NameCategoryKnown forProvinceSectorTwitter
The consumerRead moreGatekeepersFood consumers
Afrim PristineRead moreFaithfulMaître fromager and co-owner, Cheese BoutiqueOntarioFood production/grocery@AfrimPristine
Chris RamsaroopRead moreFaithfulFounder, Justice for Migrant WorkersOntarioFood justice@j4mw
Christine CollettaRead moreFaithfulWinemaker and marketer, Okanagan Crush PadB.C.Alcohol@Chrisscoletta
Claudia LiRead morePuristsCo-founder, The Hua FoundationB.C.Food justice@claudiakellyli
Cornel CeapaRead morePuristsOwner, Acadian Sturgeon and CaviarNew BrunswickFood production/grocery@kingofcaviar
Cynthia LeungRead moreAdventurersCo-owner, SomaOntarioFood production/grocery@somachocolate
Dale MackayRead moreAdventurersOwner, AydenSaskatchewanRestaurants@chefdalemackay
Dan DonovanRead morePuristsCo-owner, HookedOntarioFood production/grocery@hookedinc
David CastellanRead moreAdventurersCo-owner, SomaOntarioFood production/grocery@somachocolate
David McMillanRead moreAdventurersCo-owner, Joe Beef, Le Vin Papillon, Liverpool HouseQuebecRestaurants@joebeef
Davin de KerogmmauxRead moreThinkersWhisky writerOntarioMedia@DavindeK
Dennis PrescottRead moreAdventurersPhotographer, author, recipe developerNew BrunswickMedia@dennisfprescott
Evan FraserRead moreThinkersCanada Research Chair in Global Food SecurityOntarioFood justice@Feeding9Billion
Fred MorinRead moreAdventurersCo-owner, Joe Beef, Le Vin Papillon, Liverpool HouseQuebecRestaurants@fredmadeit
Galen G. WestonRead moreGatekeepersExecutive chairman, Loblaw Cos. Ltd.OntarioFood production/grocery@LoblawsON
Grant van GamerenRead moreAdventurersOwner, Bar Isabel, Bar RavalOntarioRestaurants@GrantvanGameren
Gus GiazitzidisRead moreGatekeepersCo-owner, King Street Food Co.OntarioRestaurants@kingstreetfood
Hugh GrantRead moreGatekeepersCEO, Monsantooutside CanadaFood production/grocery@MonsantoCda
Ian MosbyRead moreThinkersFood historianOntarioFood justice@Ian_Mosby
Jane RabinowiczRead moreThinkersDirector, Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed SecurityQuebecFood justice@seedsecurityca
Jen AggRead moreAdventurersOwner, The Black Hoof, Rhum Corner, Hoof Cocktail BarOntarioRestaurants@TheBlackHoof
John BilRead morePuristsOwner, Honest WeightOntarioFood production/grocery@keeponshucking
John TongRead moreAdventurersCreative director, + tongtongOntarioRestaurants@tongtongtweets
Joshna MaharajRead moreThinkersChef and activistOntarioFood justice@joshnamaharaj
Julian MoranaRead moreFaithfulCo-creator, Cask Days; owner, Keep6 ImportsOntarioAlcohol@keep6imports
Kristin DonovanRead morePuristsCo-owner, HookedOntarioFood production/grocery@hookedinc
Laurie MacdonaldRead moreGatekeepersExecutive director, VQAOntarioAlcohol@VQAQ
Lawrence MacAulayRead moreGatekeepersFederal minister of agricultureP.E.I.Food production/grocery@l_macaulay
Linda Delli SantiRead moreFaithfulDirector, BC Greenhouse Growers' AssociationB.C.Food production/grocery@bcgreenhouse
Lino Saputo JrRead moreFaithfulCEO, Saputo Inc.QuebecFood production/grocery@saputoinc
Margit NellemannRead moreAdventurersTea farmer, Westholme Tea FarmB.C.Food production/grocery@tasteTeafarm
Matt GomezRead moreThinkersFounder, Soil MateB.C.Food justice@mysoilmate
Matthew CorrinRead moreAdventurersCEO, FreshiiOntarioRestaurants@freshii
Michael McCainRead moreGatekeepersCEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.OntarioFood production/grocery@MichaelHMcCain
Mike McDermidRead morePuristsOwner, The Fish CounterB.C.Food production/grocery@thefishcounter
Mo JessaRead moreGatekeepersPresident, EarlsB.C.Restaurants@earlsrestaurant
Mohamad FakihRead moreAdventurersPresident and CEO, Paramount Fine FoodsOntarioRestaurants@mohamadfakih8
Ned BellRead morePuristsExecutive Chef, Ocean WiseB.C.Food justice@nedbell
Nick SaulRead moreThinkersPresident and CEO, Community Food CentresOntarioFood justice@njsaul
Norm HardieRead moreAdventurersVintner, Norman Hardie WineryOntarioAlcohol@normhardie
Normand LapriseRead moreFaithfulOwner, chef and mentor, ToquéQuebecRestaurants@n_laprise
Peter TsebelisRead moreGatekeepersCo-owner, King Street Food Co.OntarioRestaurants@kingstreetfood
Ralph MoranaRead moreFaithfulOwner, Bar Volo; co-creator, Cask DaysOntarioAlcohol@barvolo
Richard JaffrayRead moreGatekeepersPresident and CEO, Cactus ClubB.C.Restaurants@cactusclubcafe
Steve JohansenRead morePuristsCo-founder, Organic OceanB.C.Food justice@OrganicOcean
Suresh DossRead moreAdventurersFood and travel writerOntarioMedia@spotlightcity
Tomas MoranaRead moreFaithfulCo-creator, Cask Days; owner, Keep6 ImportsOntarioAlcohol@keep6imports
Vanya FilipovicRead morePuristsCo-owner, Le Vin PapillonQuebecAlcohol@vindamejeanne
Victor VesleyRead moreAdventurersTea farmer, Westholme Tea FarmB.C.Food production/grocery@tasteTeafarm
Vikram VijRead moreFaithfulOwner, Vij"s and other Indian restaurantsB.C.Restaurants@EatDrinkVijs
Wally SmithRead moreFaithfulChairman, Dairy Farmers of CanadaB.C.Food production/grocery@dfc_plc
Yoni FreedhoffRead moreThinkersFamily physicianOntarioFood justice@YoniFreedhoff

Here are some of our own observations about how the list breaks down (we've left out "the consumer", a representative entry that defies categorization):


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