Title: Executive Producer & Host

Company: Taste My Life

Tell us a bit about you:
Host of AfricanFashion Week Toronto, 2012-15 Chair of the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards and most recently named one of “Canada’s Top Black WomenTo Watch In 2015” by CIBWE, is often captured in the style pages of The Globe and Mail and fashion blogs. Angelina Williams is also a Food and Lifestyle Contributor to ByBlacks.com where readers await her beverage picks, tips to hosting exciting parties at home and her reviews of the latest restaurant openings and 'it' spots. This thirty-something Socialite, Toronto native of Caribbean heritage is a former Hotelier who is no stranger to the Toronto scene having managed some of the city’s top boutique hotels. She is also one of the few individuals invited by the LCBO to taste products before they hit store shelves.

With her passions rooted in the arts this fashion maven and food enthusiast has a unique perspective on the culture of food and beverage.

“I appreciate the history that one can experience with every sip of a vintage wine. I am excited by the creativity provoked when tasting something new; whether it be a new world wine, craft beer or a inventive twist on classic spirits”

Angelina is also a mother of a beautiful thirteen year old daughter and the Director of the boutique business development firm Skylar Projects.

What #TasteMyLife really about?
At its core TasteMyLife is about the exploration of culture through food and beverage. Its about making something that can seem so ostentatious incredibly relatable. Its about bringing out the fun and creativity of these classic forms of culinary art.

What are the driving principles behind your organization?
At its core TasteMyLife is about the exploration of culture through food and beverage. Its about making something that can seem so ostentatious incredibly relatable. Its about bringing out the fun and creativity of these classic forms of culinary art.

What is your opinion of the black community of Toronto?
The Black community is just as diverse as Toronto itself. Its comprised of individuals literally from all over the world, speaking different languages, following different customs and observing different religions. This can work for or against us. But to look at the positive I love it! There is so much to explore within the Black community. So many resources and talents, I am looking forward to seeing what we will create as a strengthening collective!

What do you like most about Manyatta?
Manyatta offered something new for me. As a Jamaican Canadian the majority of my network of Black Canadians were of Caribbean decent or of English speaking Africans. To connect with francophone African Canadians was refreshing and exciting. It offers me the opportunity to learn more about the African diaspora and connect with those within it.

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