James and Linda Gourlay, founders of the culinary magazine, Saltscapes, in addition to the thriving Saltscapes East Coast Expo — were joined by much of Canada’s leading food professionals at a black-tie gala at Rideau Hall. All were on hand for the inaugural Governor General’s Awards in Celebration of the Nation’s Table.
The Gourlay’s were recognized as having led their peers, colleagues and fellow citizens to build stronger communities connected to the nation’s table in all its aspects.
“James and Linda Gourlay are innovators, catalysts and creative doers who have inspired Canadians and raised awareness of the intricate connection of farm to table,” read a release about the event. “With the creation of their monthly magazine, Saltscapes, they showed Canadians the role the table plays as a cultural forum for exchanging and sharing culinary and other ideas…Mr. and Mrs. Gourlay are also the driving force behind Atlantic Canada’s most popular fair, Saltscapes East Coast Expo. Attended by thousands of Canadians each year, the Expo features culinary demonstrations, tastings and innovative shows that highlight the wealth of Atlantic flavours and the newest ways to prepare food.”
To see the complete list of winners, click here.
Photo by Sgt Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall.