MONTRÉAL, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - With support from Desjardins, MTLàTABLE is joining forces with La Tablée des Chefs, an organization that feeds people in need and develops food education programs for youths. On November 14, 2016, the day after the MTLàTABLE culinary week ends, 15 restaurants*, along with professional chefs and volunteers, will take part in a major initiative to prepare 3,000 servings of spaghetti, which will be distributed to local community organizations.
"Montréal is a city that loves food, but it's also a generous place where people value quality of life and mutual aid. In an effort to reflect this generosity and commitment to social causes, MTLàTABLE has decided to serve those who don't have the chance to enjoy the city's fine food offering," said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal.
"Desjardins is proud to be participating in this project with MTLàTABLE. Joining forces with La Tablée des Chefs is a logical next step to our initial partnership with the event," said André Chatelain, Executive Vice-President, Personal Services, Payments and Desjardins Group Marketing. "It's also a new opportunity to give back to the community and reinforce the noble cause supported by La Tablée des Chefs, whose values are closely aligned with those of Desjardins."
"La Tablée des Chefs rallies professional chefs and cooks to help fight hunger in the community. Working with MTLàTABLE is an excellent way of ensuring our efforts will make a real impact at this time of year—and what could be better than giving spaghetti sauce, a comforting classic!" said Jean-François Archambault, Founder and General Manager of La Tablée des Chefs.
La Tablée des Chefs is a leading social organization that aims to train youths and provide assistance to people facing food insecurity. It organizes food pick-up services, holds cooking workshops and operates cooking schools. Its successful model is used across Quebec, in other Canadian provinces and internationally. As a rallying force that brings together chefs, cooks, pastry chefs and food lovers around a social cause, La Tablée des Chefs offers a wide range of programs through which businesses and members of the public can get involved to make a real difference in the society of today and tomorrow.
For information on how to give to La Tablée des Chefs or support its mission, click here.
An initiative of Tourisme Montréal, MTLàTABLE is an invitation to celebrate Montréal cuisine for 11 days. From November 3 to 13, the fifth edition of this culinary event will be showcasing delicious food at a set price ($15 for brunch; $21/$31/$41 for dinner and $21 for late-night meals) in 150 restaurants across the city. For more information about MTLàTABLE, go to www.mtlatable.com.
About Tourisme Montréal
Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position Montréal as a destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also responsible for developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with the ever-changing conditions of the market. For more information, visit www.mtl.org.
*The 15 participating restaurants are:
- Bistro le Ste-Cath
- Tapas 24
- Les 400 coups
- Brasserie Les Sœurs Grises
- Chez Lévêque
- Carte Blanche
- Wienstein & Gavino
- L'Atelier d'Argentine
SOURCE Tourisme Montréal
For further information: Andrée-Anne Pelletier, Manager - Corporate Public Relations, Tourisme Montréal, 514-844-3344/514-264-1638, [email protected]