Canada's leading chefs help launch Restaurants for Change 2015

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - On October 21, 2015, more than 50 restaurants in 13 Canadian cities will join together to donate proceeds from their dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada. Funds raised will support local Community Food Centres and other organizations to offer healthy food and empowering food skills programs that build health, hope and community. The event will also drive awareness of the need for a rethink on how we address food issues in Canada.   

It's easy to participate in the event: diners visit to find a participating restaurant near them and make a reservation or go out to dinner on October 21.

More than a dozen chefs from participating restaurants across Canada flew to Toronto on September 27th and 28th to tour Toronto-based Community Food Centres and launch the Restaurants for Change initiative with Nick Saul, president and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada and James Chatto, event chair.

On picture attached from L to R: Lora Kirk, Ruby Watchco, Toronto; Ryan Donovan, Richmond Station, Toronto; Ted Corrado, The Drake, Toronto; Steve Mitton, Murray Street, Ottawa; Renee Lavallee, The Canteen, Dartmouth;  Todd Perrin, Mallard Cottage, St. John's; Nick Saul, President and CEO, Community Food Centres Canada; Danny Smiles, Le Bremner, Montreal; Justin Labossiere, NOtaBLE: The Restaurant, Calgary; Jamie Harling, Rouge Restaurant, Calgary; Ben Kramer, Diversity Foods Services, Winnipeg; Andrea Carlson, Burdock & Co, Vancouver; James Chatto, Restaurants for Change Event Chair; Caitlin Fulton and Blair Lebsack, RGE RD, Edmonton; Michael Noble, NOtaBLE: The Restaurant, Calgary; Albert Ponzo, Le Select Bistro, Toronto.   

Facebook: Restaurants for Change   #restaurantsforchange, Twitter: @aplaceforfood, Instagram: @aplaceforfood, Linkedin: Community Food Centres Canada
Vimeo: Community Food Centres Canada, and YouTube: @aplaceforfood

SOURCE Community Food Centres Canada

Image with caption: "Restaurants for Change ambassadors from Vancouver to St. John's came together in Toronto in support of Community Food Centres Canada. Restaurants for Change takes place on Oct. 21 in 59 restaurants across the country. (CNW Group/Community Food Centres Canada)". Image available at:

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For further information: For additional visuals or to arrange an interview with any of the CFCC spokespeople: Nick Saul, president and CEO of CFCC; Chef Carl Heinrich and Chef Ryan Donovan from Richmond Station; Event Chair and cookbook author James Chatto; Chef Lora Kirk from Ruby Watchco; or other local spokespeople, please contact Susan Willemsen or Laurie Hall at The Siren Group Inc., Tel: (416) 461-5270, Email:, or Twitter


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