Tourism Richmond names 12 Richmond Foodie Blogger finalists

Tourism Richmond has named the 12 finalists for its 365 Days of Dining campaign.

In February, Tourism Richmond put out the call for a food blogger who would be willing to eat at one Richmond restaurant a day for an entire year. The job pays $50,000.

“The response we’ve had from the 12 finalists so far has been incredibly positive and enthusiastic. Some of them were even left speechless when we called to inform them that they were on the shortlist…something they said doesn’t happen very often!” Tracy Lakeman, chief executive officer of Tourism Richmond, said in a press release.

“This campaign and the Richmond Foodie Blogger job have resonated across a wide and varied audience, garnering international attention for our destination. We are eager to select our blogger and have them reveal to the world the amazing culture and cuisine that Richmond has to offer.”

The finalists are:



Tastes Better With Friends

Ethan Adeland

Vancouver, BC





Lindsay Anderson

Vancouver, BC




The Gouda Life

Kelly Brisson

Ottawa, ON




Cuisine Queen

Alyssa Dawson

Coquitlam, BC




Dulcet Devotion

Melanie Hillier

Toronto, ON




My Burning Kitchen

Darlene Horn

San Diego, CA




Ed Eats

Ed Lau

Richmond, BC




Small Girl, Big Plate

Romina Moradi

Vancouver, BC




Follow Me Foodie

Mijune Pak

Richmond, BC




Joe Ray

Joe Ray

Brooklyn, NY




Live It, Love It, Blog It

Allison Suter

Vancouver, BC




Eat Like a Girl

Niamh Shields

London, England
To assist with the next phase of the selection process, Tourism Richmond is now asking the public to help round out the top three – as of April 24, the online community will have the chance to support their favourite blogger with a public vote. The lucky candidate who receives the most public votes will automatically earn a free pass into the top three. Voting for this wildcard contender begins Tuesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. PST and closes Tuesday, May 1 at 4 p.m. through Tourism Richmond’s Facebook page:  The voting page will include each of the 12 finalists’ photos, a short write-up and a link to their respective blogs. Tourism Richmond will select the other two finalists and reserves the right to ultimately select the successful candidate.
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