Food, fashion and TV celebrities gathered last week at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood to celebrate the 2nd Annual TASTY Awards. The Food Channel’s Mixology video series was nominated for Best Drink or Beverage Program/Web.
Hosted by comedian Zane Lamprey, the show featured a distinguished line up of celebrity presenters including the Food Network’s Brian Boitano Tanya Holland, Darryl Robinson, Manouschka Guerrier, and Aida Mollenkamp, E! Entertainment’s Amy Paffrath, the Style Network’s Jeannie Mai and Peter Ishkhans, food gurus Leslie Sbrocco and Bobby Bognar, TV fashionista Luciene Salomone, and Celebrity Chefs Hubert Keller, Nathan Lyon, Kevin Roberts, Candice Kumai and Fabio Viviani.
Among the evenings winners were television programs like Bravo’s “Top Chef” for Best Food Program, Lamprey’s HDNet series “Drinking Made Easy” for Best Drink or Beverage Program, “No Reservations” on Travel Channel for Best Food Travel Series, Food Network’s, “The Great Food Truck Race” for Best New Series and Lifetime’s “Project Runway” for Best Fashion or Design Program. PBS series “Check Please, Bay Area” picked up two awards: Best City or Regional Program and Best Critic or Review Series.
Web winners, who also went home with Flip Video Cameras courtesy of Flip Video, included “Thirsty Girl TV” for Best Drink or Beverage Program, “Without Borders” for Best Food Travel Program, “Style.com” for Best Fashion or Design Video Podcast, PBS’ “Avec Eric” for Best Food or Drink Podcast and “Chow.com” which won the Kikkoman Award for Best Food Program. Food & Wine magazine won for Best Newspaper or Magazine Program, and “Food Wishes” for Best Home Chef in a Series.
In the film category, Sony’s “Eat, Pray, Love” picked up the award for Best Film or Documentary.
Individual awards went to Food Network’s Alton Brown for Best Male Host in a Series and Best Chef in a Series, and Giada De Laurentiis for Best Female Host in a Series. Both Rick Bayless and Jamie Oliver also won, and Brian Boitano was named the TASTY Awards Global Ambassador for 2011. A full list of winners can be seen on the site.
Food and wine for the event was provided by purveyors such as Supperclub, Starry Kitchen, Pure Dark chocolate, Mignon Chocolate, The Toffee Box, Punk Dog Wines, Salisbury Vineyards, Quady Winery, VAD Vodka, and Qure Water, along with contributions from sponsors like Kikkoman, Food Should Taste Good, RezVez, SummerJasmines, Ferrara Flames, Valcooks, Cooking.com, The Flip HD, and PR Newswire.
The TASTY Awards are the premier awards show celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Home Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, and Online. They are for food, fashion, and home lifestyle programming what the Grammys are for music and the Oscars are for film.