TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - In France they say "bon appetit," but for approximately 200,000 Jewish people in the Greater Toronto
Area, we say "b'teavon." But you don't have to be Jewish to love kosher food!
May is Kosher Restaurant Month, with 33 participating kosher restaurants
in the GTA offering 10% off their regular menus to encourage
Torontonians to come out and support their local kosher eateries. From
falafel and shawarma spots to fine dining where you can treat Bubbie for that special meal, kosher restaurant month showcases what kosher
food brings to Toronto's diverse restaurant scene.
Kosher Restaurant Month is the initiative of COR-Kashruth Council of
Canada, Canada's largest kosher certification agency. Richard Rabkin,
Director of Marketing at COR-Kashruth Council of Canada is excited
kosher restaurants are getting the opportunity to showcase their
contribution to Toronto's rich culinary tapestry. "Toronto is the most
multicultural city in the world, which means we have lots of different
types of ethnic cuisines in our city. We are excited for the city of
Toronto that May will be the month for kosher restaurants to shine."
The proprietors of Toronto's kosher restaurants are excited for the
opportunity as well. Shlomo Esses, owner of four of Toronto's COR
Kosher certified restaurants said, "My family and I have been serving
quality kosher food in the GTA for over 30 years and we are proud of
our long standing partnership with kosher community and COR-Kashruth
Council of Canada. I invite Canadians of all backgrounds to my
restaurants for Kosher Restaurant Month in May - and throughout the
To see the full list of participating restaurants and download the
coupon required to take advantage of the 10% off promotion, please
So to all of the residents of the GTA during Kosher Restaurant Month, we
wish you b'teavon!
"Kosher" is a Hebrew word that means "fit for consumption" and refers to
food that is prepared in accordance with Jewish law. This includes
refraining from eating certain non kosher animals (i.e. pigs) as well
as other rules such as not mixing milk and meat. In recent years the
kosher food industry has expanded dramatically, partly because many
consumers see kosher food as healthier or safer. Indeed, a 2009 study
by market research firm Mintel found that the number one reason why
people purchase kosher products is for food quality (62%).
ABOUT COR-KASHRUTH COUNCIL OF CANADA
COR-Kashruth Council of Canada is Canada's largest kosher certifier
certifying nearly 1000 companies in Canada and around the world.
COR-Kashruth Council of Canada is headquartered in Toronto and
certifies 162 Greater Toronto Area food service establishments, 33 of
which are participating in Kosher Restaurant Month. For more
information visit www.cor.ca.
SOURCE: COR-Kashruth Council of Canada
For further information:
Director of Marketing & Business Development
COR-Kashruth Council of Canada
416-635-9550 ext. 686