It was bitterly cold last night as winter continues to hold a grip on our parts of the country but it didn’t matter. FoodShare Toronto hosted their annual fundraising and awareness Recipe for Change event to a sold out crowd.
The culinary oasis brought together food lovers with over 30 chefs seldom found under one roof, 20 VQA Wines and 6 local breweries. Some of Toronto’s finest restaurants and most talented chefs featured included Jeff Dueck (Frank at the AGO), Matt Basile (Fidel Gastro/Lisa Marie), Bertrand Alepee (The Tempered Chef), John Sinopoli (Table 17/Ascari Enoteca), Derek Valleau (Pukka) and many more. Also spotted were Walter’s All-Natural Caesar Mix, Tequila Tromba , SOMA Chocolate Makers, and Crema Cafe who offered up a wicked good Maple Bacon Macchiato!
Patrons paid their ticket price and happily filled their bellies with great food, drinks and conversation. Happy bellies makes a happy crowd indeed! This event was to enjoy great food while raising awareness for the organization’s on going commitment to “Good Healthy Food For All.”
FoodShare Toronto is a non-profit community organization that addresses hunger and food issues. They work to empower individuals, families and communities through food-based initiatives while advocating broader public policies to ensure that everyone has adequate access to sustainably produced, good and healthy food. The organization focuses on the concept of “from field to table” focusing on the process from growing, processing and distribution of food to purchasing, cooking and consumption.
FoodShare programs reach over 155,000 children and adults each month in Toronto. Amongst the programs available, the organization serves 144,000 students every day through universal morning-meal programs where all students in a class can be together, share a meal to reduce stigma and ensure that all are well-fed, alert and ready to participate in class.
I had learned so much about this great organization last night and was overwhelmed by the generosity of the participating restaurants and sponsors. If you haven’t heard of this event (and love amazing food) you better keep it on your radar for next year!
For more information on FoodShare Toronto and to find out about future events, visit www.foodshare.net