ICCO awards

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Canada (ICCO Canada) has announced the winners of its Pentola d’Oro – Under the Stars awards. Lavazza is the main sponsor. Other event sponsors include Fortinos, Longo’s, Eataly Toronto and Pizza Nova.

The winners will be recognized on November 25, during ICCO’s 8th edition of the event, which will take place virtually. 

This year ICCO Canada Pentola d’Oro - Under the Stars is presented within the True Italian Taste program which is funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Lavazza is the main sponsor. Other event sponsors include Fortinos, Longo’s, Eataly Toronto and Pizza Nova.

"For the eighth year in a row, we have supported the creativity and the vision of those who have promoted and contributed to the Italian “culinary” lifestyle in Canada, this year in an online version of the event that will feature an extraordinary Chef from Italy,” say Tony Altomare and Pat Pelliccione, co-presidents of ICCO Canada.

“This year’s Award winners have all shown that through their hard work, dedication, and innovation, they were able to make a difference and improve the industry. That is why we are extremely pleased to celebrate their achievements.”

Pentola d’Oro Award

Gabriele Torchetti, owner of Lady York Foods

Lifetime Achievement Award

Joe Pulla, president of Johnvince Foods

Italy-Canada Award

Chef Massimo Capra

Innovative Entrepreneur Award

Salvatore Mele, owner of Oretta and founder of The Mele Group

Italian Wine Award

Halpern Enterprises

As part of the True Italian Taste project, this year’s online event celebrates Italian culinary arts, certified and authentic Italian products and ingredients. The True Italian Taste project is promoted and financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, carried out by Assocamerestero in collaboration with the Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad, and is part of “The Extraordinary Italian Taste” program.

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