It's Time to Get Ready to Taste Toronto's Top Culinary Creations in Support of Second Harvest

Toronto Taste returns for 24th year to unite Toronto's top chefs and beverage purveyors in support of Second Harvest's food rescue program

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - On Sunday, June 8, 2014, indulge your senses with Second Harvest and feed your soul at the organization's legendary culinary fundraiser, Toronto Taste, presented by The Daniels Corporation. For 24 years, Second Harvest has been serving up this culinary event to the Toronto community, giving people the opportunity to give back in the most delicious way – through food! Held this year at Corus Quay on Toronto's gorgeous lakefront, foodies, tastemakers and first-time Toronto tasters will indulge in mouth-watering gourmet dishes and libations created by 70 of the city's top chefs and beverage purveyors, all in support of Second Harvest's food rescue program.  

As one of the original culinary events in the city, Toronto Taste provides a unique experience for guests, giving individuals personal access to the city's top culinary talent such as Food Network chefs Mark McEwan, Bob Blumer, Roger Mooking and many more.

On top of experiencing the chefs' talent first hand and tasting the best food and drinks in the city, guests will take advantage of Toronto Taste's exclusive Fine Wine Auction. This auction will feature a global selection of exclusive and rare vintages sourced from private collections for drinking, cellaring and investment.

Guests will also be invited to participate in Toronto Taste's Live Auction, which will award big-ticket prizes, such as once-in-a-lifetime culinary-themed trips to exotic destinations, to lucky bidders.

For a consecutive 19th year, The Daniels Corporation will be returning as Toronto Taste's Presenting Sponsor. Visit torontotaste.ca/partners to see all the proud supporters who make Toronto Taste happen.

Second Harvest is thrilled to announce the following restaurant and beverage participants for the 2014 Toronto Taste, (and even more to come):

Restaurants: ACE Bakery, Bohmer, Buca, Café Belong, Cantine, Carbon Bar, Chanteclar, Cheese Boutique & Delicatessen, Chiado, Drake One Fifty, Dufflet Pastries, E11even, Enoteca Sociale, EPIC, Estiatorio VOLOS, Gelato Fresco, George Brown Chef School, Grano, Harvest Kitchens, Jacob & Co. Steakhouse, Le Select Bistro, Cibo Wine Bar, Linda Modern Thai, Mildred's Temple Kitchen, Nota Bene, Paint Box Bistro, Pangaea, Pauline's Pastries, Petite Thuet, Pizzeria Libretto, Richmond Station, Rodney's Oyster House, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Salt, Sanci's Tropical Fruit, Sassafraz, Scaramouche, Sodexo Canada, Sotto Sotto Trattoria, The Belgian Chocolate Shop, The Chase, The McEwan Group, The Saint,The Spoke Club, Tundra Restaurant, Twist, and Woodlot.

Beverage Purveyors: Amsterdam Brewing Company, Corks Beer & Wine Bar, Creemore Springs Brewery Limited, Dillon's Small Batch Distillers, Henry of Pelham Winery, Apparition Wines, Cave Spring Cellars, Churchill Cellars, Konzelmann Estate Winery, Lifford Wine Agency, MCO…Interesting Wines & Spirits, Miguel Torres S.A., Mill Street Brewery, Nyarai Cellars, Patera Marketing Group, , Reunion Island Coffee, San Pellegrino,  Singha Beer, Southbrook Vineyards, Steam Whistle Brewing, Strewn Winery, Tawse Winery, The Tea Emporium, The Vine-Rob Groh Agency, Victoria Spirits, Vinaio Wine Merchants, and Woodman Wines & Spirits Inc.

A limited number of tickets are now available at a cost of $250 each, with a $125 tax receipt. Every ticket purchased will allow Second Harvest to rescue and deliver enough food to provide 500 meals for adults, children and seniors in need in Toronto.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit torontotaste.ca or call 416.408.2594.

About Second Harvest:

Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. Second Harvest rescues excess food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers that food to more than 200 social service agencies in Toronto, feeding people in need.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with a spokesperson, chef and/or beverage provider, please contact:

SOURCE Second Harvest

For further information: Melissa Grosser, Charming Media, 416-294-5499, melissa@charmingmedia.ca; Tonia Krauser, Director of Communications, Second Harvest, 416.625.6774, toniak@secondharvest.ca