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Okanagan Hot Chocolate Fest

We run the annual Okanagan Hot Chocolate Fest where we raise funds for a local charity as well as support local participating locations pouring their own rendition of the winter time favourite. We’ve worked with brands like Valrhona French Premium Chocolate, local artists and more.

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Event Coverage

We are all about local and supporting any events that are in line with our mission. If you’re hosting an event in Canada we would love to cover the event! We provide exposure on YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest as our areas of specialty.
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Taryn and Murissa are hosts of the Okanagan Food Show Podcast. If you’d like to be on the show or if you want to listen to an episode please visit the link below. Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group “The Okanagan Food Show Podcast”.
We cover the food scene in the Okanagan as well as our travels abroad.

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TMAC Member

Murissa Shalapata, founder and editor of is a member of TMAC, a not-for-profit organization that represents Canadian travel media industry. Millions of people call themselves travel “experts,” but only a handful of travel media worldwide can truly be called trusted sources. In Canada, most of them belong to the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC).

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Our Contributors

Eating their way through Canada and beyond
  • Founder and editor of (previously Based in the Okanagan and loves the ultimate trifecta of good food, stellar views and boutique wine finds. I enjoy a good beer too. Co-host of The Okanagan Food Show Podcast.

    Murissa Shalapata – BC

  • Born and raised in Langley, I am the proud wine enthusiast That BC Wine Girl! While I am primarily focused on enjoying and promoting the amazing things that the local BC wine industry has to offer, my love of wine and travel collided in Europe where I was able to experience a lot of great food and fantastic old world wines. Just talking about wine gives me pure joy and I hope that I can impart some of that excitement with you!

    Jenna White

  • Food excites me, it always has. More than that, it excites me to share my love of food. It’s how I express love, it’s how I heal, it’s how I flirt; it is everything. And the cooking thing, I’ve been doing it with the help of mentors for over 10 years.
    I don’t want to brag, but I know how to crab, prawn, pluck a chicken, and milk a cow.

    Breanna McDonald – BC

  • Born and raised in Southampton, England, somehow he jumped over the pond to Canada in 2008 and unexpectedly, the food and drink thing started with our restaurant Poppadoms Taste India! With over 14 years experience in the food and beverage industry from bartending, serving to bar managing, you know you will be in good hands with your event or special day.

    Harry Dosanj – BC

  • Cailin O’Neil is an award winning travel video blogger and content creator who has been running for the past 13 years. In July 2020 she officially launched to highlight all of the great things Nova Scotia and the surrounding provinces have to offer and to encourage more people to visit!

    Cailin O’Neil – Nova Scotia

  • Okanagan based contributor with a deep love for cooking with a great glass of wine in hand. Sucker for dogs and a charcuterie with a view. Travel is a must in my life. Co-host of The Okanagan Food Show Podcast.

    Taryn Shalapata- BC

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What Is Foodie Town?

Founded by foodie sisters, Murissa & Taryn, we provide trusted travel guides, foodie videos, restaurant reviews and so much more. It’s a resource, a recipe collection and a capture of Canada’s ever changing food scene.

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