Terroir Advisory Committee 2012

Terroir relies on the valuable support of industry leaders to help shape the ideas and the content for the program.  We appreciate the time and commitment that these individuals contribute to the success of the overall event.


Mark Schatzker

Author Steak, One Man’s Search for the Tastiest Piece of Beef
Contributor Conde Naste Traveller, The Globe & Mail
Host TV Bloody Good



Jonathan Gushue

Executive Chef Langdon Hall Country House Hotel
Relais and Chateaux, Cambridge, Ontario


Paul Alsop


Charles Baker



Peter Oliver



Scott Vivian

Born in Montreal to an Indian mother and Italian father, food has always been an important part of Scott’s life.  After cooking in top kitchens in Atlanta and Portland, Scott returned home to Canada where he worked for Tobey Nemeth at the Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar.  After a year he was promoted to chef de cuisine of Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner where local food procurement was an every day occurrence.

In June of 2010 Scott was able to fulfil his dream of owning a restaurant by taking over the culinary historical space on 96 Tecumseth Street with his wife Rachelle.  Their passion of supporting local artisans is the number one philosophy at Beast Restaurant.  With a weekly changing menu, Scott allows seasonal produce and top quality Ontario ingredients to become the focal point of the gastronomic experience that is offered.



Valerie Howes

Valerie Howes is a Scottish-born, Toronto-based food and travel writer, passionate about building community around food. She is the food editor for Reader’s Digest, and travels regularly across Canada to gather recipes, meet chefs and producers, and discover regional ingredients, which she writes about weekly on her award-winning blog at readersdigest.ca/blog/openkitchen.