Toronto Taste Co-Chairs announced

Second Harvest appoints Alexa Clark and Cheri Dueck, Co-Chairs of Toronto Taste

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Second Harvest has appointed Alexa Clark and Cheri Dueck, Co-Chairs of Toronto Taste 2014. Now in its twenty-fourth year, Toronto Taste, presented by The Daniels Corporation, is the city's premier culinary event and single largest fundraiser for Second Harvest.

Taking place on Sunday, June 8, lakeside at Corus Quay, Toronto Taste will feature 70 of the city's top chefs and celebrated beverage purveyors all coming together to share their love of food and raise funds to support Second Harvest's food rescue program. Alexa and Cheri will lead a team of dedicated volunteers in supporting the Second Harvest team as they plan the ultimate culinary experience of the year for Toronto's food lovers.

Alexa Clark

Alexa has supported Second Harvest as a Toronto Taste volunteer since 2008, starting as a steering committee member, and for the last 3 years in the role of social media lead of the communications committee. She's very excited to be co-chairing this year's event.

Alexa has been working in interactive communications for over twenty years and brings her entrepreneurial spirit and drive to every project she undertakes, whether it's creating a social media strategy for an online philanthropic community, or designing a content strategy for the next rock star chef. Alexa is acknowledged as a pioneering adopter of social media, and in 2009 Alexa was named one of Canada's 20 leading women in social media. She has a deep background in building interactive solutions for major brands, and a natural talent for connecting people.  Alexa is the founder/publisher of the CheapEats Restaurant Guide series; founder of HoHoTO the "party that twitter built" and founder/host of the Secret Pickle Supper Club, one of Toronto's first underground supper clubs.

Cheri Dueck

With over twenty years of leadership in the hospitality industry, Cheri is very excited to be joining Toronto Taste for the third year as co-chair and her seventh year as part of the steering committee. Cheri believes bringing awareness to the vast number of hungry Torontonians and Second Harvest's ability to fill that need with rescued food is vital to our community. As primary consultant for Blaze Dynamic Hospitality Group, she welcomes the challenges and rewards that come from supporting a unique and ever-changing event such as Toronto Taste. Cheri looks forward to again celebrating the incredible chefs, beverage purveyors, sponsors, volunteers and enthusiastic guests she gets to spend time with each year.

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.

Image with caption: "Alexa Clark, Toronto Taste Co-Chair (CNW Group/Second Harvest)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "Cheri Dueck, Toronto Taste Co-Chair (CNW Group/Second Harvest)". Image available at:

SOURCE: Second Harvest

For further information:

Tonia Krauser
Director of Communications
Second Harvest

Additional images: 

Alexa Clark headshot
Cheri Dueck headshot

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