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“The Urban Vegetarian” Wins a Taste Award for Best New Series

OTTAWA, ONTARIO April 10, 2018 – Gusto Worldwide Media, production partner for Bell Media’s Gusto, is pleased to announce that THE URBAN VEGETARIAN has won a prestigious Taste Award for Best New Series. The win comes after Gusto original FISH THE DISH received one Rockie Awards nomination and THE LATIN KITCHEN nabbed two Taste Awards and one James Beard Award nomination.

“We are delighted about this prestigious award,” says Chris Knight, President and CEO of Gusto Worldwide Media. “This award validates our efforts to showcase vegetarian cooking in an accessible, yet high-style way. We’re proud to be an advocate of a healthy lifestyle and it is humbling that our message is resonating.”

A full list of winners is available at

In its 9th year, The Taste Awards celebrate the year’s best in food, fashion, home, and lifestyle programming, recognizing and acknowledging outstanding excellence on television, in film, in online video, and in apps, radio, podcasts, and photography.

About The Urban Vegetarian

The Urban Vegetarian is a stylish half hour of delicious and nutritious entertainment. Urbanite host Desiree Nielsen transforms everyday veggies into delightful dishes and bakes up decadent desserts. Each episode features a nutrient dense juice or smoothie, enticing ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a sweet treat with a health-conscious twist. From comfort food to quinoa, cakes to kale chips, each meal is prepared with finesse while striking an elegant balance between flavour and flair.

About Gusto Worldwide Media

Gusto Worldwide Media is a vertically integrated media company that produces, distributes, and broadcasts high-quality food content. Based in Canada, Gusto operates from its state-of-the-art facility which includes a studio, test kitchen, post-production plant, master control, and playout services. Gusto’s proprietary content includes over 500 hours of original food and lifestyle programming with 100 new hours created annually. In 2013, Gusto Worldwide Media launched its linear TV channel and SVOD service Gusto TV in Canada. In 2016, Bell Media launched the premium lifestyle channel Gusto in Canada, commissioning a multi-year slate of series from Gusto Worldwide Media. Internationally, Gusto Worldwide now operates bespoke channels on multiple platforms in the US, Singapore, Latin America, and the UK, with more rollouts to come.

Media Contact

Stephanie Swart – Digital & Marketing Coordinator


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