Jamaican-Canadian Chef Noel Cunningham Nominated for four By Blacks People’s Choice Awards

Jamaican-Canadian Chef Noel Cunningham

Award-winning International chef and cookbook author Noel Cunningham, has been nominated and shortlisted for four ByBlacks Awards in Toronto, Canada.

Chef Noel is nominated for Best Chef,  Best Caterer, Best Author, and Best Podcaster


The People’s Choice Awards (PCA) is an annual online award celebration, recognizing Black Canadian artists, businesses, professionals and personalities in over eighty categories. Winners are determined entirely by the public’s votes. is ranked the #1 Black Canadian online magazine, having won three national ethnic press awards and recognition from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Founded in 2013, ByBlacks writers have been covering topics ranging from new Black Canadian entrepreneurs, Black Canadian business profiles, Black Canadian history, and profiles on Black Canadian artists.

The voting window will be open from December 16 to 31st. Each individual can vote once per day, per category and per devices. Winners will be announced on on February 1.

Over the years Noel has been recognized locally and internationally for his culinary skills which have led to numerous features in print publications, television, and radio shows mainly in Canada, Jamaica & the United States. His expertise is backed with recognition as a champion of brand Jamaica in the Culinary Arts by the Prime Minister Youth Awards. In February of this year, Chef Noel was named the Best Chef in Toronto in the ByBlacks People’s Choice Awards for 2019.

Jamaican-Canadian Chef Noel Cunningham Byblacks

Chef Noel continues to elevate Jamaican cuisine onto the global stage with his debut bestselling cookbook Cuisine by Noel: A culinary Journey Through Recipes and Stories, television appearances and through his weekly articles in the Toronto Caribbean Newspaper. He has been working in the hospitality industry since the age of nineteen in some of the leading Hotels, in the island’s tourist mecca as a certified chef de partie, which propelled him onto the “Culinary Catwalk.”

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