A group of young and energetic Ottawa-ians (what do we really call ourselves anyways?) had an idea back in 2010 and together through their shared enthusiasm and down right adoration of Ottawa’s best foodie secrets The Ottawa Foodie Challenge was born. 

Ottawa Foodie Challenge Committee

From the 2013 edition of the Ottawa Foodie Challenge at Beyond the Pale.

From the 2013 edition of the Ottawa Foodie Challenge at Beyond the Pale.

Founder & President, Carolynn Lacasse

Carolynn is a self proclaimed ‘rookie foodie’, still learning the ropes and is eager to eat, taste and smell anything that screams delicious. Always rip roaring around the Ottawa area, she is proud to call this city her home for the past 20 years. When she’s not taking her (sometimes) virgin taste buds on a ride of a lifetime she can be found at Source Metrics a local tech start-up.

Laurence participating in the 2013 Ottawa Foodie Challenge

Laurence participating in the 2013 Ottawa Foodie Challenge

Director of Marketing, Laurence de Montigny St-Onge 

Manger manger manger! Born and raised in the National Capital Region, Laurence is a true Ottawa champion with a passion for connecting people with innovative marketing solutions. You’ll typically catch Laurence reminiscing a great meal, tasting something for the first time or lining up to try a new restaurant with friends. She claims “You’re not allowed to say you don’t like it until you’ve tasted it at least eight times!”.