Congratulations Biagio!

Biagio Vinci with his Order of Ontario.

From an article by Tony Brock in the Toronto Star

Once again, CMIC congratulates its culinary advisor for the Tastes of Heaven Gala, Biagio Vinci,  for being honoured with the Order of Ontario. 

CMIC’s President played a small role in this by writing a letter of recommendation. “He’s such a wonderful person,” said Reilander. “I was so proud and honoured to be part of the process.  I can’t think of anyone more deserving for having done so much for the less privileged.”

Lt.-Gov. Edith Dumont bestowed the Province’s highest honour on Nov. 27, 2023.  She said, “In reflecting the best of Ontario, they inspire the best in ourselves.  On behalf of a grateful province, I offer my warmest congratulations.”

The Government of Ontario’s website noted Biagio’s “enormous sense of generosity and philanthropy and how he has given so much back to the community.  He began the “Christmas Cheer” program, serving holiday dinners to 400 homeless people annually.  He also created an “Out of the Cold” program, which provides hot meals to the homeless throughout the winter, and (co)founded “A Taste of Heaven”, raising over $3 million for remote communities.”