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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

23rd Annual Cornucopia Presented by Blueshore Financial - Media Accreditation Open

Tweet Button Click to Tweet: Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial is now accepting media accreditation applications for the 23rd annual festival taking place November 7 – 17, 2019 – 15. #Whistler

   Main Cornucopia Serving Food - Photo by Darby Magill

Whistler, B.C. – Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial is now accepting media accreditation applications for the 23rd annual festival taking place November 7 – 17, 2019.

With just over two decades of providing guests with a tantalizing array of events, Cornucopia Food + Drink festival has undeniably become the fall tradition for locals and visitors alike. Offering food and drink tastings, intimate wine dinners, educational and entertaining luncheons, culinary demonstrations, spirited parties, educational seminars and more. Below is a snapshot of what’s new on the roster: 

Sashay Fillet! Whistler – The worlds of culinary and drag shall collide for the first time ever at Cornucopia with the arrival of Sashay, Fillet on Thursday, November 14! This dynamic new event is sure to add a level of vibrancy to the Signature Tastings roster.
ABSTRACT: Warhol Factory Party – Experience an unforgettable evening of art, entertainment, food and drink at Cornucopia’s newest signature party, hosted by the Audain Art Museum. For its second edition and for one night only, the Museum will be transformed into an ephemeral space inspired by the iconic Warhol Factory.
SPO7EZ Table at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – Take a seat in the stunning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an Indigenous inspired multi-course luncheon hosted by Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation Ambassadors. The ambassadors will share their cultural knowledge and stories that inspired the menu – from the courses’ traditional names, to harvesting, preparation and the final presentation. 
Culinary Stage Series: Lost Feast – An Extinction Luncheon – During this narrated meal food expert Lenore Newman discusses the environmental threats to the ecological systems and cultural treasures that underpin cuisine. Could the foods we know and love vanish forever?  With each course Lenore discusses how local, seasonal foods were carefully developed over centuries. Though many once-common foods are now gone forever, Lenore will also discuss the dedicated chefs and farmers working to preserve our culinary wealth as well as the fight to preserve heirloom fruit and vegetable varieties, the critical importance of Earth’s pollinators, and endangered foods of our region.

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Please Note: Accommodation is limited, preference given to those on assignment. Deadline for all applications is Friday September 27, 2019.


Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial is Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink. The dazzling eleven-day display of gourmet food and drink attracts over 7,700 visitors to the resort and caters to everyone from amateur enthusiasts to aficionados. Respected industry professionals, judges and presenters headline each event, seminar and tasting, offering the best possible opportunity to garner as much information and insight as possible. Held on the cusp of the opening of each ski season in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia, Cornucopia was designed to showcase and support local restaurants, restaurateurs and the food and wine industry. With wide-spread appeal through the immense variety of events available, the festival is truly a food and drink festival with a Whistler attitude.

Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilmoeters (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America for the past 12 years in a row, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralymic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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Media Contacts

Mary Zinck
Media Program - Cornucopia
Manager, Travel Media - Tourism Whistler
Phone: 604-938-2702  

Twitter @CornucopiaWine
Facebook /WhistlerCornucopia 
Instagram @cornucopiawhistler

Located in the resort town of Whistler, B.C., this 11-day showcase fulfills its mission to put Whistler on the map as the must-experience food and drink mountain event, annually attracting more than 15,000 attendees and hundreds of key industry members and media.