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Canadian Food Aficionado Magazine delivers the audience you want to reach

Canadian Food Aficionado is a new publishing venture for all food lovers. Our mandate is to offer a guide to the best food and dining experiences in Toronto and Southern Ontario, from the fanciest restaurants to the funkiest burger joints. We publish once a year: in the fall. Our luscious photography, high-end paper and eye-catching special treatments on the cover make a presentation that is so beautiful it can be a coffee-table book, while our relevant editorial means we will be used as a reference for food excellence over and over. Your ads will deliver results for months. What sets us apart is our curated approach to fine dining and excellent living. We feature the best, carefully select and tailor content, and provide information readers can trust. We’ve assembled a team of food aficionados our readers can relate to. They go out and experience each diner, café and restaurant and tell readers about it in a meaningful and relevant format that engages readers. Our audiences are food lovers in the GTA with combined household incomes in excess of $150,000 and food lovers who visit Toronto. We are distributed to targeted households in the GTA, and are available at events and select hotels in Toronto.



The Best Table Restaurant Guide
Our food aficionados run down the best places to eat.
Global Adventure
International dining from culinary centres around the globe: Bali, Indonesia.
Local Excursion
Day trips from Toronto that deliver on flavour and local colour.

Regular Departments

Note from the Chief Aficionado
Jay Mandarino highlights his food adventures.
Best of the City
Our roundup of the best of everything: eats, drinks, and accessories.
Culinary Trends
What the discerning foodie will pay attention to this year.
Celebrity Bite
A sneak peek at the culinary habits of celebrities.


Our staff and food aficionados bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Canadian Food Aficionado.


Chef_RamsayJay Mandarino Founder, Publisher & Editor

Jay Mandarino is the Chairman of C.J. Oyster Publishing, a Division of C.J. Graphics Inc. Jay is our Chief Food Aficionado and the brainchild behind this venture. In addition to his passion for good food and travel, Jay runs one of the largest printing companies in Canada, and is an active philanthropist. He donates his services as an auctioneer and it was at these events he was able to meet some of the best chefs in the world and develop his appreciation for great food and respect for those chefs and their craft. His favourite dining partner is his wife, Lorena, whose sophisticated palate is particularly fond of the big flavours and multi-ethnic influences found in the cuisine of her native Peru. Jay previously was a founding investor in a restaurant and a founding partner of another food publication.

Lorraine Bates  Art Director

Tony Hyland  VP Finance

Advisory Board

Contributing Aficionados

Mike Catalfamo | Jeff Ekstein | Mary Lou Ianni | Axel Kindbom | Bruna Nicoletti-Guido | Carly Silberstein | Matt Williams

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