CRISTINA CARPIO is a restaurateur, brand strategist and a Canadian television food and beverage expert. She is a broadcast/journalism graduate and a former television reporter for a leading Canadian news network, CTV News before she got into the restaurant business. Almost 6 years ago, she made a big decision and left the television business to help open an upscale, unique concept Italian restaurant and wine bar in her hometown called 7 Enoteca where she ran the operations and has been the company’s brand ambassador from day one. Cristina’s years of expertise in restaurants and media has brought her to organize some of the best events west of Toronto and has attracted a lot of high-profile clientele to the restaurant. From intimate winemaker dinners, fundraising events to large scale soirees, she’s executed many successful gatherings and has also collaborated with many notable professionals in the industry and had the opportunity to work with several big luxury brands.
Cristina loves to travel to get inspired and is always researching the newest food and drink trends. Her travels include a very detailed tour throughout Italy where she visited wineries and restaurants in places like Tuscany, Piedmont, Treviso, Friuli, Venice, Veneto to name a few. Cristina also enjoys getting involved in the community. She’s participated and hosted at many big events in Toronto. She has also received many awards because of her business achievements and community involvement. Cristina hopes to get more involved in culinary and beverage events and collaborating with successful industry professionals this year. She is so thrilled to be contributing for a leading food and beverage magazine like fb101.com.