Toronto Taste - The Legendary Culinary Event Turns 25!

50 Top Chefs, 30 Beverage Purveyors and 1,500 Food Lovers will Unite in Support of Second Harvest's Food Rescue Program

TORONTO, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Calling all connoisseurs – you're invited to celebrate 25 years of the city's premier culinary event, Toronto Taste, presented by The Daniels Corporation! On Sunday, June 7, 2015 savour scrumptious dishes from 50 top chefs, a startling array of beverages and breathtaking lakeside views at Corus Quay, all in support of Second Harvest's food rescue program.   

What began as one of the very first culinary fundraisers in the city is now, twenty-five years later, legendary. "Toronto Taste is the most important event of the year in this city," says celebrity chef Mark McEwan. Since 1991, the event has raised over $10,300,000 to support Second Harvest's food rescue program. That's enabled Second Harvest to rescue enough good, surplus food to provide over 20 million meals for hungry children, adults and seniors in the city.

"Funds raised at Toronto Taste keep Second Harvest trucks on the road rescuing food and delivering it to social service agencies, feeding people experiencing hunger, every day," says Debra Lawson, Second Harvest's Executive Director, "This event accounts for twenty percent of our fundraising so it's extremely important for us and particularly critical for those in need of nutritious food in our city. That's why everyone; staff, chefs, vintners, volunteers and sponsors, have continued to pour their hearts and souls in to making it the very best culinary event around."

The Daniels Corporation has been supporting Second Harvest as Presenting Sponsor of Toronto Taste for an incredible 20 years. "All of us at The Daniels Corporation have the unique opportunity to go outside of our day-to-day and work with organizations that truly affect change in our community," said Daniels Vice President Don Pugh. "Over the past 20 years, we have developed a strong partnership with Second Harvest, which rescues food for distribution by community agencies. Their efforts to ensure that as many people as possible in our city don't go hungry is awe-inspiring. We are pleased to once again support Second Harvest by being Presenting Sponsor of Toronto Taste. Thank you, Second Harvest, for your admirable work."

Toronto Taste guests will enjoy tasty offerings from the following chefs, restaurants and beverage purveyors:

Restaurants: 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence; ACE Bakery; Against the Grain; AGO; Aria; Borealia; bosk; Buca; Café Belong; Carbon Bar; Cheese Boutique; Chiado; DEQ Terrace – Lounge; Drake One Fifty; Dufflet Pastries; Enoteca Sociale; EPIC; Estiatorio VOLOS; Fred's Bread; Gelato Fresco; George Brown Chef School; Globe Bistro; Harvest Kitchens; Jacob & Co. Steakhouse; L is For…; Le Select Bistro; Linda Modern Thai; Little Anthony's; Longo's; Los Colibris; Madeline's; Maple Leaf Tavern; The McEwan Group; Mildred's Temple Kitchen; Noce; Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers; Paint Box Bistro; Pangaea; 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; Sullivan & Bleeker Baking Co; The Belgian Chocolate Shop; The Chase; The Saint; The Spoke Club; Toca; Tundra Restaurant; and Twist.

Beverage Purveyors: Amsterdam Brewing Company; Cave Spring Cellars; Churchill Cellars ltd; Corks Beer & Wine Bar; Creekside Estate Winery; Creemore Springs Brewery; Culmina Family Estate Winery; Family Wine Merchants; The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery; Great Lakes Brewery; Henry of Pelham Winery; Jackson Family Wines; JOIA All Natural Soda; Konzelmann Estate Winery; MCO…Interesting Wines & Spirits; Mill Street Brewery; Nespresso; Nyarai Cellars; Patera Marketing Group; Reif Estate Winery; San Pellegrino; Santa Margherita; Singha Beer; Steam Whistle Brewing; Strewn Winery; That's Life Gourmet; The Tea Emporium; The Vine Agency, Victoria Spirits; 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 enables 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.

Image with caption: Rob Gentile, Buca, Toronto Taste 2014. Photo credit: Seb Petrescu

About Second Harvest:

Second Harvest is a charity that rescues fresh, surplus food, that would otherwise go to waste, from grocery stores, manufacturers, distributers, farmers, restaurants and hotels. The food is delivered daily to more than 200 social service agencies feeding people experiencing hunger across Toronto. Since 1985 Second Harvest has rescued and delivered 100 million pounds of good food, thus preventing almost 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Second Harvest's vision: No Waste. No Hunger.

SOURCE Second Harvest

Image with caption: "Chef Rob Gentile, Buca, Toronto Taste 2014. Photo credit: Seb Petrescu (CNW Group/Second Harvest)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150414_C7165_PHOTO_EN_14252.jpg

For further information: For interviews or additional information please contact: Tonia Krauser, Director of Communications, Second Harvest, toniak@secondharvest.ca, 416.625.6774

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