05/10/2012 04:56 EDT | Updated 07/10/2012 05:12 EDT

Eric Vellend Named Food Editor For Canadian House & Home

TORONTO - Food and wine expert Eric Vellend has been named food editor of Canadian House & Home and Maison & Demeure magazines.

Vellend, who has contributed to Toronto Life, the Toronto Star and the Grid, brings more than 18 years of experience as a chef, cookbook author and restaurant and wine critic to his new post with the home and lifestyle magazines, House & Home Media said in a release.

After receiving his diploma from George Brown College Chef School, Vellend worked in the Toronto restaurants Centro, Sequoia Grove and Le Nouveau Parigo before joining All Our Favourite Foods as their executive chef.

He has been working as a food feature writer, restaurant reviewer and wine critic for the past eight years.

Vellend's recipes and advice will start appearing in the July 2012 issue of Canadian House & Home.

SEE: The top trends as designated by chefs for menus in 2012:

Top Restaurant And Food Trends