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Pentola d’Oro: Celebrating the best of Italian food and beverage in Canada

3_eataly_italy-canada_award-2354332Italy-Canada Award: Eataly. From left Pat Pelliccione, ICCO-Canada co-chair and president of Jan K. Overweel; Tony Grossi, president, Wittington Properties; Nicolo’ Dagnino, managing director, Eataly Canada; Vince Scorniaenchi, executive vice president of Fortinos and Fresh Food Development and award sponsor; and Tony Altomare, ICCO-Canada co-chair and president of Inter-Transport Ltd.

5_andrea_chiaramella_of_lavazza_canada_main_sponsor-5421039Andrea Chiaramella, vice president of sales for Lavazza Canada, the main sponsor of the Pentola d’Oro event.

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Canada (ICCO-Canada) celebrated the contributions of the businesses and their contributions promoting excellence in Italian food and wine in Canada.

Now in its ninth year, the Pentola d’Oro gala dinner and awards ceremony is the culmination of a week-long celebration of Italian food and beverages. For the second consecutive year, Lavazza Group is partnering with ICCO-Canada as the main sponsor.

The event took place at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto on November 26.

Corrado Paina, ICCO-Canada’s executive director, says the event is “a special moment, a platform as well as a bastion of the sparkling world of the Italian food and wine industry.”

This year also marks ICCO-Canada’s 60th anniversary, which created the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto in 1961.

1-_rosana_di_zio_magnotta_lifetime_achievement_award_-7163961Lifetime Achievement Award: Rossana Di Zio Magnotta, founder and CEO of Magnotta Winner and founder of G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases. From left: Pat Pelliccione, ICCO-Canada co-chair and president of Jan K. Overweel; Rossana Di Zio Magnotta, Magnotta Winery; Jenny Longo, Longo’s; Tony Altomare, ICCO-Canada co-chair and president of Inter-Transport Ltd. Award sponsored by Longo’s.

2_pentola_doro_award_cataldi_2021pentola_iccogiuliaemanuelastorti_mg_3024-scaled-8145225Pentola d’Oro Award: Caltaldi Fresh Market. Ernie De Carlo, vice president, national accounts, Concord National, (middle) accepted the award on behalf of Cataldi Fresh Market. Award sponsored by Inter-Transport Ltd.

4_guilietta_restaurant_innovative_entreprener_award-3674501Innovative Entrepreneur Award: Giulietta Restaurant. Award sponsored by Pizza Nova. Domenic Primucci, president of Pizza Nova, (middle), accepted the award on behalf of Giulietta Restaurant.

doro-6260202Franchisee Frank Scornaienchi, franchisee Antonio Portaro, and Vince Scorniaenchi, executive vice president of Fortinos and Fresh Food Development and award sponsor.

2021pentola_iccogiuliaemanuelastorti_mg_3127-scaled-9244076Mary Dalimonte, Retail and Food Transformations, Mary Dalimonte Inc., ICCO-Canada director

2021pentola_iccogiuliaemanuelastorti_mg_2020-scaled-3025982Corrado Paina, executive director of ICCO-Canada

2021pentola_iccogiuliaemanuelastorti_mg_2628-scaled-3396100Wine from Lazio served during the event. Pentola d’Oro was organized in collaboration with Unioncamere Lazio and this year’s edition celebrated food and wine specialties from Lazio focusing on its regional products and authentic flavors.

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