Second Harvest appoints Alexa Clark and Cheri Dueck, Co-Chairs of
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 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.
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: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140205_C7660_PHOTO_EN_36241.jpg
Image with caption: "Cheri Dueck, Toronto Taste Co-Chair (CNW Group/Second Harvest)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140205_C7660_PHOTO_EN_36242.jpg
SOURCE: Second Harvest
For further information:
Director of Communications
Alexa Clark headshot
Cheri Dueck headshot