Speaker: Anthony Correia
Anthony’s parents are Portuguese from the south of Portugal, a region known as the Algarve.
They are from a small town called ST. Luis population 200. It is 14 km from a coastal tourist town known as Villa nova de milfontes. It was at his grandparent’s restaurant in milfontes that Anthony first discovered his passion for cooking. He worked at their restaurant for several summers during his senior years of high school. In 2007, he was approached by a well known local restaurateur and asked to launch his new restaurant Tango’s Restaurant and lounge.
After six months of construction Tango’s Restaurant was opened in an old Casey’s location.
In 2008, they were awarded 2nd place in the tri-cities’ top 8 dishes of 08 as well as 1st place in the fine dinning category of the KW record.
In 2010, Anthony and his wife decided to pursue a life long dream of moving to the Muskoka’s.
After arriving in Huntsville he went to work at La Dolce Vita (Huntsville). He worked there for several seasons. In the off season, he was employed by Live Nation and worked as a stage hand at concerts in Northern Ontario.
He was hired by the farmer’s Daughter in the fall of 2016 and is currently the executive chef and kitchen manager.
Anthony currently has 17 years of culinary arts experience.
Speaker: Linda Morrin
Speaker Bio: Linda is a second generation Canadian of Italian immigrants. Making and eating Italian food is second nature to her (probably genetic!). Although her career path was primarily social work and health care management, when she retired in 2011, she made the decision to share her passion of Italian cooking with others. And that’s when the idea for Pasta Hostess started, and was created as a business on April 28, 2012. She is also dedicated to volunteering in her community, as a Board member with the Powassan and District Union Public Library since 2010, and a supporter of the Commanda Community Centre’s fundraising activities over 10 years. Pasta Hostess has made donations to various fund raising events to organizations in North Bay and Huntsville including Christine’s Place, North Bay Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, Serenity Hospice and the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation.