About the Host
Rita DeMontis is an award-winning writer who has been with the Toronto SUN for more than 36 years, where she currently resides as the resident local Lifestyle and Food editor as well as National Food Editor for the SUN MEDIA chain. She had a regular weekend radio spot on Newstalk 1010 and has appeared regularly on television, including CITY-TV'S Breakfast Television, Global TV, CTV Canada AM, CH-TV, OMNI and Telelatino. She's also appeared on CityLine, Food Network and Restaurant Makeover. She has also been interviewed on both CNN and the BBC and has been written up in several foreign publications, both in Russia and Italy. Rita also hosted an 80-episode national cooking show called CUCINAetc. She has freelanced for several national magazines, including Canadian Living and Partners Magazine. In 2006 Rita was voted Gold as most popular columnist with the Toronto Sun. Shortly thereafter she was honoured in a national Canadian book celebrating 32 of the most influential Canadian women of Italian origin. She was also awarded the OMPA (Ontario Produce Marketing Association) Produce Person the Year award for demonstrating "on a regular basis untiring efforts to improve the quality, distribution or consumption of fruits and vegetables marketed within and around the province of Ontario through innovations, cooperation and hard work." Before working for the Toronto SUN, Rita worked for over 2 years with TV Guide Magazine.
About the Dishing with DeMontis Production Team:
Cara Epp is an award-winning marketer and the founder of Edana Integrated Marketing, For close to 20 years she has provided counsel and guidance to a diverse group of clients that range from food and consumer goods to fashion and financial groups. Her experience encompasses consumer, media, trade and government relations with a multifaceted approach that includes public relations, advertising, direct marketing and social media.
In the last six years she has specialized in promoting local food and the producers and processors that provide it. In February 2012, Cara was elected to the Board of Directors for the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association.
As the show’s coordinator Amy Wright is a guest wrangler extraordinaire. Outside of the show she works as an Account Coordinator at Edana Integrated Marketing. A graduate from the University of Guelph-Humber with a Bachelors of Arts in Media Studies and a Diploma in Media Communications, Amy is certified in social media management and lends her skills to many food-focused clients. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the city and its ever-growing culinary scene.