We are our Terroir!
Food tells a story of a place and its history, geography, politics, environment and culture all combined. Terroir Hospitality brings global food communities together through learning programs, inspiring content, shared resources and leading international forums that act as portals through which some of the world's most diverse food cultures are explored and promoted.
Arlene Stein is the Executive Director and Founder of the annual Terroir Hospitality Symposium that takes place each spring in Toronto, Canada. Terroir is the only hospitality program in Canada, and one of the first of many world wide, that brings together influential chefs, restaurateurs, wine and beverage professionals in a forum for professional development with an additional focus on food sustainability. The symposium is currently in its 11th year and has over 1000 attendees from across North America and Europe. The goal of the Terroir Symposium is to give delegates an opportunity to create business relationships that enable the development of new ideas that can be applied to their own work and to take inspiration from others.
Renée Lalonde currently resides in Toronto Canada and is the marketing and communications director of Terroir Hospitality. Having spent 20+ years in sales management and public relations, she’s been responsible for strategic planning, innovative program development and execution on a global level. She’s had the pleasure of working with a diverse roster of leaders in retail, marketing/advertising, fashion/beauty, travel/tourism and her personal favorite - the food & beverage and hospitality sectors. Her main objective in working with Terroir is to engage and help to connect the international culinary community through immersive, experiential forums, tours and events.
Kate Lewin is Terroir's Marketing and Communications Manager based in Berlin. Having spent 10+ years working in the hospitality industry, she's shaped her knowledge by working from a variety of different angles doing everything from washing pots, running restaurants, launching internationally bestselling cookbooks; developing product lines, event managing and more.