Toronto Taste - Toronto's Food World Raises Funds for Food Rescue

The best of Toronto's food scene come together on June 4 to Second Harvest

TORONTO, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Second Harvest, Canada's largest food rescue charity, is calling all food lovers and connoisseurs to Toronto Taste, Toronto's original premier culinary event presented by The Daniels Corporation. On Sunday June 4, guests will savour every second as the best of Toronto's food world go head-to-head, trying to outdo each other to the absolute satisfaction of the crowd and the benefit of Second Harvest.

The event will feature spectacular dishes and drinks from over 90 of the most sought-after restaurants and beverage purveyors, including Baro, Lavelle, Kanpai Snack Bar, Bar Reyna and Ufficio, all new for the 27th year of the fundraiser. Guests will enjoy breathtaking lakeside views, an eclectic selection of wines and beers, the chance to win exciting raffle draw prizes including $10,000 USD in flight vouchers from Delta Air Lines, a live auction offering the opportunity to dine at Bob Blumer's LA home or join Chef Roger Mooking for an action-packed food tour of New Orleans, and much more.

"We're looking forward to an unforgettable culinary experience at Toronto Taste. We are thrilled to host new restaurants and to have the loyal support of those that have participated for many years. Every year we are excited to see what our chef and beverage providers will bring to the table for our guest to enjoy," said Debra Lawson, Executive Director, Second Harvest. "Twenty per cent of all of our fundraising revenue comes directly from Toronto Taste, making this event critical for Second Harvest's success."

Since 1991, the event has raised over $12 million in support of Second Harvest's food rescue program. This has enabled the organization to rescue enough fresh, surplus food to support hundreds of social service agencies across the GTA with more than 29 million meals for children, adults and seniors experiencing hunger in the city.

The Daniels Corporation has been a Presenting Sponsor of Toronto Taste for 22 years. "The opportunity to help support Second Harvest, an organization committed to working in our communities to feed people experiencing hunger, is a cause we hold close to our hearts," said Don Pugh, Vice President, The Daniels Corporation. "Daniels is passionate about creating vibrant communities and we are proud to support an organization whose values align with ours."

Toronto Taste guests will enjoy the season's most exclusive bites and delicious offerings from the following restaurants and beverage purveyors:

Food: 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, ACE Bakery, Against the Grain Urban Tavern, Antler Kitchen and Bar, Aria Ristorante, Art Gallery of Ontario, Baker Street, Bar Reyna, Baro, Beretta Farms, Boehmer Restaurant, Boralia, Buca, Café Belong, Café Boulud, Chiado, Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie, Dufflet Pastries, El Catrin Destileria, Enoteca Sociale, EPIC at Fairmont Royal York, Estiatorio Volos, Fabbrica, Gelato Fresco Inc., George Brown Chef School, Globe Bistro, Hawthorne Food & Drink, JaBistro, Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse, Kanpai, Lavelle, Le Sélect Bistro, Linda Modern Thai, Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante, Longo's, Los Colibris, Madeleines, Maple Leaf Tavern, Mildred's Temple Kitchen, Nadège Patisserie, Noce Restaurant, Oat & Mill, Patois Toronto, Petite Thuet, Pizzeria Libretto, Pure Spirits Oyster House, Ritz Bar, Rodney's Oyster House, Salt Wine Bar, Sanci's Foods, Sassafraz, Sodexo, Sotto Sotto Ristorante, The Belgian Chocolate Shop, The Boom Candy, The Carbon Bar, The Fifth Grill & Terrace, The Spoke Club,  The Westin Prince, TOCA, Tundra Restaurant, Twist by Roger Mooking, Ufficio and Union Chicken.

Beverages: Acqua Panna, Amsterdam Brewery, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co., Brickworks Ciderhouse, Cave Spring Cellars, Cavit Wines, Churchill Cellars, Creekside Estate Winery, Creemore Springs, Grange of Prince Edward Winery, Great Lakes Brewery, Henry of Pelham, JOIA All Natural Soda, Kendall-Jackson Winery, Ketel One Vodka, Lifford Wine and Spirits, MCO…Interesting Wines & Spirits®, Mill Street Brewery, Nyarai, Patera Group Inc., Pure Leaf, Reif Estate Winery, Steam Whistle Brewing, The Vine Agency and Woodman Wines & Spirits.

A limited number of tickets are now available at a cost of $260 each, with a $150 tax receipt. Every ticket sold enables Second Harvest to rescue and deliver enough food to provide over 520 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 surplus, fresh food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers that food to more than 225 social service agencies in Toronto, feeding people experiencing hunger. Since 1985 Second Harvest has rescued and delivered over 116 million pounds of good food, thus preventing 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Second Harvest's vision: No Waste. No Hunger.

SOURCE Second Harvest

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RELATED LINKS
http://www.secondharvest.ca

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