Jay Higgins has seen first hand the ongoing transformation of Hamilton and its core.  He’s also seen the impression of Hamilton from those outside the city change, in no small part from events like the Hamilton Food & Drink Fest his company Beau Monde Productions puts out to shine a light on the local Hamilton restaurant scene.

Hear how his events started and how his career has evolved and morphed over the years, from events, to working at the Hamilton Spectator (when the Internet became a thing), to tech startups like WikiDOMO – including the Obituaries Today startup story that was supposed to be on Dragon’s Den but unfortunately never had a chance to share!

Beau Monde Productions
Hamilton Food & Drink Fest

Restaurant

Harvest Moon (aka Tim’s Restaurant)
My Thai
Bronzies
The Other Bird

Café

Democracy (with the kids)
Brown Dog (meetings)
St James (good food and a great chai)
Cafe Oranje

Shop

Pure Home Couture
Discount Emporium

Event

Concerts at Hamilton Place, First Ontario Centre
Festival of Friends

Natural Feature

Cycling