I was lucky enough to attend the Tasty Awards Thursday night, and even luckier since I was a judge. People were decked out to the Nines as they anxiously awaited the presentations which were very entertaining! But if you weren't there, you can still catch some of the presentations on hulu.com with the full show in February. The AfterParty at the New People building was a lot of fun with chocolate and spirits. Chocolatiers from the Bay area were Saratoga Chocolates, Coco Delice, and Schoggi Swiss Chocolates (presented a wicked hot chocolate drink with a kick!).
The Tasty Awards were eye-opening for many. There are such fabulous programs on TV and the Web. You can still catch many of these, and who knows, maybe next year, you'll be a winner! For the complete list of nominees, go HERE.
The TASTY AWARDS celebrate and recognize the year's best achievements in food and fashion programs on television, in film, and on the web. Hosted by food and travel television star Zane Lamprey of "Three Sheets" fame (Scripps Fine Living Network), the two-hour red carpet event took place at the Sundance Kabuki theatre in San Francisco on January 14th.
The TASTY Awards for 2010 were presented in the following categories for programs, series or films on the Internet, on television, on mobile, and in theaters. Finalists Nominees were selected from programs submitted for consideration before October 28, 2009.
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
OFFICIAL HONOREE AWARDS
Person of the Year Award: Anthony Bourdain
Tastemaker of the Year Award: Gary Vaynerchuk
Pioneer Awards: Martin Yan, Paul Prudhomme, YouTube
Lifetime Achievement Award: Alton Brown, Jacques Pepin
Outstanding Performance Award: Meryl Streep
Outstanding Inspiration Award: G. Garvin
Outstanding Vision Award: Tyler Florence
Outstanding Passion Award: Joanne Weir
Outstanding Entertainer Award: Giada De Laurentiis
Outstanding Animation Award: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
Outstanding Technology Innovation: Hulu, YouTube, iPhone, Flip HD
Stylemaker of the Year Award: Tim Gunn
Breakout Foodies of the Year Award: Hungry Nation TV, Chow.com, Zane Lamprey
Breakout Fashionistas of the Year Award: Modelinia, H&M, Rachel Zoe Project
Guilty Addiction of the Year Award: "Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock"
Great Taste Award: "What Not to Wear"
Best Drink or Beverage Program - TV: Three Sheets
Best Drink or Beverage Program-Web: Raising the Bar with Jamie Boudreau
Best Food Program: No Reservations
Best Food Program - Web: The Culinary Institute of America
Best Fashion or Design Program TV: Project Runway
Best Fashion or Design Program - Web: Style.com
JetBlue Airways Award for Best Food Travel Series: Television: No Reservations
JetBlue Airways Award for Best Food Travel Series: Web: Without Borders
Best Film or Documentary: Food Inc
Best Food or Drink Video Podcast: Avec Eric (Eric Ripert)
Best Fashion or Design Video Podcast: Vogue TV
Best Mobile / Out of Home Series: Top Chef Masters
Best Reality Series: Food: Top Chef
Best Reality Series: Fashion or Design: Project Runway
Best City or Regional Program: Check Please, Bay Area
Best Branded Program: Cooking.com
Best New Series: Cake Boss
Best Single Topic Series: Cake Boss
Best Newspaper or Magazine Program: Bon Appetit
Best Comedy Series: The Adventures of Jolene Sugarbaker
Best Critic or Review Series: Naked Wine Show
Best Male Host in a Series: Alton Brown, Good Eats
Best Female Host in a Series: Paula Deen, Paula's Home Cooking
Best Green or Organic Program: Emeril Green
Best How-To Programs: About.com
Best DVD or Subscription Series: Cooking for the Clueless
Best Home Chef in a Series: Average Betty
Best Chef in a Series: Cake Boss
Best Beauty Tips Online: ThreadBanger, D.I.Y. Fashion & Style
Honorable Mentions: Who What Wear TV, Cuisinart, Luxury Explorer TV
Taste TV who organized and produced the Tasty Awards also produces the Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. SF Chocolate Salon: March 20.