Dez Daniels Named New Host of ‘Great Tastes of Manitoba’

Dez Daniels Named New Host of ‘Great Tastes of Manitoba’

Dez Daniels
Dez Daniels is the new host of ‘Great Tastes of Manitoba,’ which debuts its 26th season on September 5. (HANDOUT)

Great Tastes of Manitoba

WINNIPEG — From one talented radio personality to another. Dez Daniels will take over for Ace Burpee as host of “Great Tastes of Manitoba” for the new season.

The locally-made foodie show begins is 26th season on September 5 and has undergone a makeover.

The show has a new producer, Chris McIvor of FRANK Digital, who has taken the show in a refreshed direction. The series also has a new website, has boosted social media engagement and will feature outdoor grilling episodes.

“We’ve been working with “Great Tastes” for many years, providing production and post services for its long-time producer Don Hornby,” said McIvor.

“Don’s dedication to the show helped build a loyal fan base and a recognizable Manitoba brand.”

Hornby recently retired and approached McIvor to take the reins.

“It just seemed like the natural progression.”

Daniels — who will be the ‘face’ of the show — is a veteran radio broadcaster, writer and blogger. She currently hosts the afternoon drive on 99.9 BOB FM.

“Great Tastes of Manitoba” will air on Saturday evenings from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on CTV until December 12. It will pick up again on February 6 through May 14, 2016.


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