Media Advisory - The Chefs' House and the George Brown College Chef School to
celebrate the Italian culinary tradition with the Viva Italia! Festival

Now in its second year, VIVA ITALIA! 2010 to feature leading Chefs from Italy and across Ontario; five-day event to be capped off by exclusive Gala Tasting Reception

TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - From Tuesday, May 31, to June 4, the George Brown Chef School and The Chefs' House are once again home to Viva Italia!, an exclusive five-day festival celebrating the Italian culinary tradition. Media are invited to attend the following events:

    Lunch with Chef Gabriele Paganelli of Toronto's Romagna Mia
    WHAT:  Authentic dishes from Bologna, Italy, to be prepared by Chef
           Gabriella Paganelli of Romagna Mia in Toronto
    WHERE: The George Brown Chef School's living lab, The Chefs' House
           restaurant, 215 King St. East
    WHEN:  Tuesday, June 1, Wednesday, June 2, and Thursday, June 3
           Seatings from: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Dinner with Chef Marco Soldati - A Celebration of ALMA
    WHAT:  Dinner prepared and presented by Chef Marco Soldati of the famed
           ALMA Chef School in Italy, with student chefs from the George
           Brown Chef School
    WHERE: The Chefs' House, 215 King St, East
    WHEN:  Tuesday, June 1, 2010
           Seatings from: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Viva Italia! Gala Tasting Reception
    WHAT:  Viva Italia's Highlight - the gala tasting reception featuring
           chefs from Italy and across Ontario
    WHERE: George Brown College Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts
           300 Adelaide St. East
    WHEN:  Thursday, June 3, 2010
           6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    WHO:   Chef Marco Soldati, ALMA, La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina
           Italiana; Chef Gabriele Paganelli, Romagna Mia; Chef Marco
           Zandona, Via Allegro; Chef Fabio Bondi, The Local Kitchen & Wine
           Bar; Chef Mario Pingue, Niagara Food Specialties Inc.; and many
           more. Brunello Fine Imported Specialty Foods & Wines, Saputo
           Cheese & Dairy, Marca Trevigiana Wine imports, and Peroni Nastro
           Azzurro Beer to also take part in this Gala event.

For more information on the entire series of events for VIVA ITALIA! 2010, please visit

About George Brown College

With nine out of 10 graduates hired within six months of graduation, Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its two main campuses located across the downtown core, George Brown offers nearly 160 programs across a wide variety of professions to a student body of 60,000 (including those enrolled in full-time, part-time and continuing education programs). Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees. For more information, please visit

SOURCE George Brown College

For further information: For further information: or to book tickets for one of the above events, please contact: Paul Zanettos, George Brown College, Mobile: (416) 893-5435,

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