Rob Statham, founder of the The Drunken Grape®, is a wine, spirits and beer expert being well trained and educated in all three, particularly wine and beer.  What makes him unique is that he also is a Certified Prud'homme Beer Sommelier®.

Rob is  passionate about virtual wine and beer tasting parties, virtual dinner par. ties as well as video branding for craft wineries and breweries.  

You may or may not remember me from that one time I helped you stumble into an Uber after you temporarily forgot how door handles work.

Or from when you got emotional after your third Peach Bellini and asked for my hand in marriage.

Or from when I gave you that big high-five because you finally pronounced “Glenfiddich” correctly.

That’s right, I’m your bartender! And I am thrilled to be bringing our special relationship that even your therapist envies into the sanctity of your own home. My goal is to transfer to you the knowledge, skills, and joy of cocktail crafting whether you have slung drinks before or have never even tried.

 

David 

Julia has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights.

Analytical by nature, Julia excels at conceptualizing the vision for an event as well as managing details large and small. She is a strategic thinker who considers the lifespan impact of an event, taking great care to plan an event today so that it evolves into her clients’ vision of the event years from now.

She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget.

When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food & martinis.

Kim DiGiovanni is leading the movement to change the way that people gather; to create and facilitate shareable, memorable experiences (virtual or socially-distanced) that move your business forward.

In 2017, Kim left a career in financial services to embark on a journey to help people create unique experiences that are filled with purpose and meaningful connection.  She started her own business hosting dinner clubs and has grown that into Your Chief Experience Officer, creating unique experiences (virtual + IRL) that inspire attendees to invest in themselves and each other.

In addition to being the hostess with the mostess, Kim is an Amazon best-selling author of "The Power of the Kitchen Table" and has been featured in the New York Times as an expert on virtual gatherings.

Blake Fly believes that appreciation is rocket fuel to create epic business relationships and has built his career around this single idea. He is a husband, dad, entrepreneur 8-time TedX Speaker.

Blake's unexpected approach to appreciation has to gotten him hired to deliver keynotes on over 1000 stages and invited to work with companies like Lululemon, MEC and Microsoft.

 

He leads a virtual coworking community for entrepreneurs around the world, designed to help them make massive progress on their most important projects every day of the week.

 

Blake is the producer of a 55-year event series for entrepreneurs, called “Thank U Live.” This will be year 5 of 55. Entrepreneurs look back on their year, surface the big lessons from their key moments and deliver LIVE appreciation messages to the key people in their life. Thousands of gratitude messages are sent and received around the world within minutes.

 

Blake is a huge fan of the Ninja Turtles, he does not get along with gluten and he has a huge crush on his beautiful bride, Emily.

Chef Cherrie grew up in a small northern Manitoba town and is a self-taught chef who discovered her inner foodie and passion for cooking from her dad.   He loved eating amazing foods and enjoyed treating his daughter to some of the best restaurants around the country during their summer vacations together.  Cherrie also loved to eat and she started recreating the recipes, as well as food ideas from her favorite TV chefs, and her culinary career was born.

Cherrie started working in restaurants when she was a teen as a bus person and dishwasher.   During meal service, she was intrigued with the chef who would flambé steaks as a show in front of the guests and she thought to herself “Someday, I will do that too!” Cherrie continued working in the trade with Via Rail in the dining car kitchen, where she traveled throughout Canada and mentored with the railway's top chefs.  In addition to cooking, she also has a few years under her belt as a seasoned mixologist.

Fast forward to 2020, Cherrie joined Team ChefTorial as a virtual cooking personality in its early stages and never looked back!  Cherrie loves to put a spin on traditional cuisine and layers flavors using fruits and bold spices in her recipes.  She loves to style her food and she specializes in creating canapes and tapas, however she does it all from breakfast to midnight snacks!  Her favorite foods are Latin American, Filipino, Thai, French, Italian, Mediterranean and Greek.  She also owns her own personalized catering company, The Little Olive which you can follow on Facebook as well as littleolivetree1 on Instagram.  

Join her supper club for a unique ninety-minute adventure of drink, food, and fun!

TV and Radio Chef, cooking since the dawn of time!
 
Chef Hulya loves food and cooking, she teaches young chefs in colleges in London and on apprenticeships, and hosts super fun private cookery classes live and online.
 
Chef Hulya trained in the French kitchen, is an East London girl with Turkish Cypriot heritage, and specialises in Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.
Chef Hulya loves people and food!  

"I believe we all have the ability to cook, we just need the desire. Even cooking the simplest food, can bring joy and uplift our spirit."

Find her on Instagram @madebythechef

 

Chef Gillian has always loved her time in the kitchen and has a lifelong passion for bringing people together over memorable experiences. Her first dish was a salmon loaf at  7 years old, so it’s a good thing she's come a long way from there.

While finishing her graduate diploma in Australia in 2008, she worked with a wine company and started hosting wine-pairing-style dinners from her home in Melbourne. As the guests continued to return, bring their friends, and ask for the recipes, Gillian was inspired to start her blog and now business where she's better known as “One Blonde Chef”.

Chef Gillian's approach is to combine simple techniques that are inspired by international flavours. The goal is to create impressive, yet approachable dishes and put her own twist on recipes such as Ackee & Saltfish Phyllo Cups with a Roasted Tomato.

It's truly her passion to bring people together over food and she looks forward to having you “Be a Guest at your Own Event!”

Chef Ian Tyson has been an avid cook since the first time he was tasked with making instant mashed potatoes as a young lad in the 1980s. His tastes have since improved, as have his skill set! Whether it’s laying out a massive spread for a large crowd, working the grill, or his meals for one, Chef Ian always brings creativity and passion to the kitchen. He loves to create everything from traditional meals to cultural favourites, as well as innovative fusion.

 

Get ready for some fun in your kitchen!
A seasoned professional speaker, presenter and comedian, Ian brings unmatched energy, humour and showmanship to his live cooks. Chef Ian was featured on the Food Network Canada show “Wall of Chefs” in 2020, and created his own virtual cooking show, "The Confined Kitchen" during quarantine. He makes his home in St. Thomas, in southern Ontario in Canada, and is the proud father of 2 grown kids who are constantly embarrassed by him and his incredible Dad-jokes.

Chef Mandy is  a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown, PEI with Diplomas in both Culinary and Pastry Arts and have Red Seal Certifications in both disciplines.  
She also has a Adult Education Teaching Certification from Dalhousie University and have taught cooking classes in PEI and Nova Scotia since 2008.

While attending the Culinary Institute of Canada she was Team Captain of Culinary Youth Team Canada and competed in International cooking competitions in Wales, Scotland, and Michigan, culminating in the Culinary Olympics in Germany.

Chef Mandy has worked in up-scale establishments in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, and China.

Her style of cooking is “Bringing Back the Comforts of Home”.  She hopes to spark a memory with each dish that she prepares.  She likes my classes to be informal and feel like a gathering of friends...always having good conversations, lots of laughs and food while learning.

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