Julia is available to speak to your group about this exciting new project.
Do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries that you may have.


“At Halton Region we work hard everyday to encourage residents to make healthy choices in their lives by offering a number of programs that promote healthy eating and healthy living. We are fortunate that we are able to work closely with community organizations and partners to look for opportunities to encourage healthy eating.

The Kids Culinary Community is one of the organizations who have done great work in the Halton community and achieved impressive outcomes. I am happy to hear they are expanding their mandate to help many other groups in our community to learn about the importance of healthy food with the launch of HealthyFam.”

- Gary Carr – Halton Region

Fundraisers / Support:

  • Current – Sponsor of Charter Ability with Stephen Cull for 9 years
  • Current – Sponsor of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, numerous years
  • Current – Vice Chair, Chamber of Commerce
  • Current – Member of the Downtown Oakville BIA for almost 30 years
  • Current – Committed to Niagara College’s Hospitality Program; their Co-Operative and OYAP programs, with Dr. Dan Patterson, President of Niagara College
  • Current – The Pinball Clemons Foundation, numerous years/events
  • 2011 – Guest speaker for International Women’s Day – Halton Region’s Business Event for Women Entrepreneurs
  • 2011 – Guest Judge for the “Almost Famous Chef Competition” hosted by San Pellegrino and Aquafina
  • 2011 – Guest speaker at CRFA’s Restaurant Industry Summit
  • 2011 – Member of the Halton Poverty Round Table (HPRT)
  • 2011 – Guest Speaker at Women in Food Management with Rosanne Longo – Christmas Gala
  • 2011 – Guest Speaker at 5th Annual “Journey 2 Success”
  • 2010 – 2011 – Halton Food For Thought Breakfast Galas
  • 2010 – Dine-and-Donate Dinner – all proceeds going to efforts in Haiti
  • 2008 (multiple years) – Flavour for Life – Dinner and holiday fashion show supporting Canadian Cancer Society
  • 2008 – Tuscan Night with the Stars of SickKids
  • 2008 – 2010 – Empty Bowls – sponsored though Home Suite Hope
  • 2007 – 2010 – The United Way Café fundraisers at Town Hall
  • 2006 – Walk for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer (Accountable for $25, 000 in fund raising from 1997-1999)
  • 2005 – Marathon for Leukemia Research in Alaska
  • 2000 – Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital – Member of the Gala Committee
  • United Way of Oakville – Certificate of Appreciation and Merit Award for chair “Food & Hospitality” – Board Member
  • Hosted Fundraisers for the YMCA, Company of Women, Athena, Canadian Cancer Society, Home Suite Hope and more
  • Regular Supporters of Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Matty’s Wish Fund (Support for kids with substance abuse issues to aid with recovery), Children’s Aid Society, Cogeco Stars Among Us Gala, MS Society of Canada
  • Featured in the book “The Courage to Succeed”
  • Guest speaker for the Rotary Club


  • 2011/2012 – “Return To The Table” TV Show 14 episodes
  • 2009 – “Buddies on the Vine” – TV Show 8 episodes
  • Radio work for CFRB 1010 and AM740
  • “We’re Talking Homemade” TV Show 14 episodes
  • Guest of Rita DeMontis on the cooking show “La Cucina”
  • “Fresh Life” – TV Show
  • Nationwide television commercial for Aurora Foods
  • Guest Host and Bialetti International Representative on the Shopping Channel


  • 1993 – Paradiso Restaurant – Oakville’s Best Restaurant in its first year
  • 1997 – Entrepreneur of the Year – Oakville Awards for Business Excellence
  • 1999 – ATHENA Award Nominee
  • 2000 – Oakville’s West Oak Trail’s Resident of the Year
  • 2006 – Julia’s Ristorante won 12 awards, including “Best Restaurant”
  • 2007 – Art and Culture Enhancing Business of the Year winner
  • 2009 – Restaurant of the Year – Oakville Awards for Business Excellence
  • 2010 – The Oakville Award for Business Excellence in the Restaurant Category
  • The Mayor’s Award of Excellence for Support of the Arts
  • Most Attentive Owner – 8 years+
  • Numerous Readers’ Choice awards from the Oakville Beaver and Oakville Today
  • 2012 – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal