OTTAWA, ONTARIO March 15, 2018 – Gusto Worldwide Media, production partner for Bell Media’s Gusto, is pleased to announce that THE LATIN KITCHEN has been nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award in the Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location category.

“Everyone here is over the moon about being nominated yet again for a James Beard Award,” says Chris Knight, President and CEO of Gusto Worldwide Media. “The Latin Kitchen celebrates Spanish, Mexican, and Venezuelan cuisines. This award validates our corporate ethos of making the world a happier place one cuisine at a time.”

This nomination comes after The Latin Kitchen wins two Taste Awards for Best International Program and Best Ethnic Lifestyle and Documentary (Black/Latino/Asian).

A full list of nominees is available at www.jamesbeard.org.

Long considered as the “Oscars of the food world”, The James Beard Foundation Awards celebrate inspiring culinary professionals in their respected fields, including chefs, cookbook authors, and broadcast media. The winners of the 2018 Media Awards will be announced on Friday, April 27th in New York City.

About The Latin Kitchen

The Latin Kitchen is an upbeat food series that explores culinary favourites from Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela. Set in a rustic kitchen, the charismatic hosts introduce viewers to simple techniques and exotic new ingredients that are sure to spice up any dinner party or weeknight meal. Showcasing traditional recipes like aromatic arepas from Venezuela, street-style Mexican carnitas, and golden shrimp Paella from Spain, the hosts inspire with their culinary passion, entertaining cooking techniques, and irresistible dishes.

About Gusto Worldwide Media

Gusto Worldwide Media is the world’s leading producer of native 4K food and cooking programming, available for television and digital platforms. Our original content celebrates food in the most gorgeous way possible, taking viewers on culinary journeys while showcasing unique, talented chefs and home cooks from a range of backgrounds. Some of our popular titles include One World Kitchen, Fish the Dish, A is for Apple, The Urban Vegetarian, and The Latin Kitchen. In a genre dominated by food competition and contest programs, Gusto Worldwide Media stands out with visually stunning and engaging shows that inspire food lovers around the globe.

About Gusto

Gusto, Bell Media’s first food and lifestyle channel, features a delicious mix of creative cooking and food programming paired with exciting home renovation, travel, and lifestyle shows. Gusto features a menu of original Canadian series and specials produced in 4K. Gusto is distributed to more than five million households across Canada and is also available online at www.gustotv.com and on-demand via participating television service providers. Gusto is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.