Rebecca Leheup

Executive Director, Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

Topics: Business, Travel & Tourism
Interview Date: November-13-2012
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Rebecca LeHeup is passionate about the interrelation between food, agriculture, tourism, arts and culture. She was instrumental in developing tourism products including Prince Edward County’s award-winning Taste Trail; annual TASTE! a celebration of regional cuisine; the Arts Trail; Countylicious; and the buy-local program, Harvestin’ the County. She has developed courses for George Brown College’s Culinary Tourism Management program. She contributes her expertise to a variety of industry Boards including the CTC Brand Experience Advisory Committee, the Terroir Hospitality Symposium, and the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation. She also co-publishes the Ontario Culinary Adventure Guide in partnership with CityBites Magazine and is a guest blogger on Huffington Post Canada. Born and raised in Toronto, Rebecca spent her summers in Prince Edward County. In her grade 12 year of high school, Rebecca sailed on a 156-foot tall ship to 20 countries on two continents– an experience that rooted her passion for travel and adventure! She still splits her time between Toronto and PEC. Sharing in her adventures are her two sons – Jack and Liam, and her life partner, Andrew Mackenzie. (