Media Advisory - The Medcan Clinic's Nutritionist Leslie Beck to Launch New Book at the Holt's Café

    TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - Leading Canadian nutritionist Leslie Beck, RD
will be launching her latest book Foods that Fight Disease (Penguin Canada,
$24) at a "Fashionable Foods" event at the Holt Renfrew Café on Tuesday,
January 22, 2008. During the launch, Corbin Tomaszeski, Executive Chef at
Holt Renfrew will feature fashionable foods using Leslie's "Power"
    Beck will highlight which foods to eat, how often and in what amounts in
order to lower the risk of many chronic diseases while Corbin demonstrates how
to easily prepare these foods at home.
    Leslie Beck, a registered dietitian who has her private practice at the
Medcan Clinic, is a leading nutritionist and the bestselling author of seven
nutrition books. Leslie writes a weekly nutrition column in The Globe and
Mail, is a regular contributor to CTV's Canada AM, and is a weekly guest on
CJAD Radio's The Andrew Carter Show.
    Corbin Tomaszeski, Holt Renfrew Canada's Executive Chef and Senior
Manager of Food Services, began his career with Holt Renfrew in 1997 as
Executive Chef of the Holt's Café in Edmonton. With a desire to revitalize
their food and beverage operations, Tomaszeski moved to Toronto to develop and
launch the award winning Holt's café in July 2002 at Holt Renfrew's Bloor
Street Store. The Café features Poilâne bread and signature tartines inspired
by the famed bakery on Rue de Cherche Midi in Paris. One of Corbin's featured
"Power" items will be added to the Holt Renfrew Café's menu this spring.
Corbin has secured the role as Chef on the Food Network's Crash My Kitchen and
as a culinary expert on the hit show Restaurant Makeover. Tomaszeski's
artistic flair with extraordinary customer service continues to position him
as integral member at Holt Renfrew.
    The media are invited to attend this event.

    Date:  Tuesday, January 22, 2008
    Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Place: Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor Street West

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Bronwen Evans, Vice-President,
Corporate Affairs, The Medcan Clinic, (416) 350-8374, (416) 807-4796 (cell),

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