The signature fundraising event supports vital food access work in Toronto, with this year's stars being some of Toronto's most talented dynamic women chefs of colour, brewers and winemakers.
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - FoodShare Toronto will host their 10th annual Recipe for Change fundraising event on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The event, presented once again by Tangerine, will bring together 30+ of Toronto's most talented and eclectic female chefs, brew masters, winemakers and restaurateurs at a new location, The Globe and Mail Centre.
Guests are invited to connect, celebrate and savour with the likes of Chefs Nuit Regular (Sukho Thai, Pai, Klin), Suzanne Barr (Saturday Dinette, The Gladstone), Cynthia Leung (SOMA Chocolate Makers), Winemaker Maggie Belcastro (Grange of Prince Edward Winery), among many others.
Celebrating its first decade as a key event in the Toronto culinary scene, this is a year of many 'firsts' for Recipe For Change. Not only is it taking place at an exciting new venue with breathtaking views of our beloved city, the fundraiser will showcase the varied female chefs of colour that make our city one that is poised to redefine the world of cuisine.
"Food is a fundamental human right," says Paul M. Taylor, Executive Director of FoodShare. "This event is our night to highlight the work we do across the city and to celebrate the culinary creativity that Toronto has to offer, all while raising funds for this very important cause. The extra splashes of entertainment, the aesthetic of this new venue, and our focus on the staggeringly talented women chefs of colour are sure to make this our best year yet!"
Since 1985, FoodShare has worked with communities and schools to deliver healthy produce and innovative food education to improve the way people eat and grow food in Toronto. By animating 1,343 community-led food initiatives, including growing fresh produce in schools, training young urban farmers and community kitchens, FoodShare's programs have successfully reached over 260,0000 people in Toronto last year alone.
"From the moment I was asked to help curate Recipe for Change years ago, I've been interested in opening paths to new faces and voices in Toronto's incredibly robust food scene," said Mary Luz Mejia, Food and Travel Journalist and Food Event Curator. "It's an honour to put women squarely front and centre this year at the event. From the Caribbean, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Canada, our women chefs proudly bring a taste of their histories, their experiences behind the stove around the world — and here in Canada — to an appreciative audience. Recipe for Change feels like a supportive, engaged community that wants to build on what's good and what's fair. I promise the food, wine and craft beer is a huge bonus, too!"
Recipe For Change is presented by Tangerine, and is generously supported by LoyaltyOne and Hain-Celestial Canada.
"As one of our Bright Way Forward partners, FoodShare is an organization that Tangerine is proud to work with and support year round. We've supported Recipe for Change for the past five years and are excited to be back for this 10th anniversary," says Pam Fabisiak, Sponsorship & Community Investment at Tangerine. "From the atmosphere to curated chef selection, it's the perfect night to support FoodShare's work across Toronto."
Tickets for Recipe for Change are on sale at foodshare.net/recipeforchange. The $135 ticket includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink access for the duration of the event, which runs from 6pm-9pm at The Globe and Mail Centre, 351 King Street East, 17th Floor.
About Recipe for Change/FoodShare:
FoodShare Toronto is Canada's original direct field to table Community Food Hub. Since 1985, FoodShare has modeled a food system that is sustainable and accessible to everyone. We deliver good healthy food, and food education to underserved schools and communities through programs focused in fresh produce distribution, food literacy education and nutrition, urban agriculture, and community cooking. All programs support a variety of health, economic, environmental, community, and social benefits, and seek to improve food access for people and communities currently underserved by the food system. Find out more at www.foodshare.net.
Tangerine is a direct bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians. With over 2 million Clients and close to $40 billion in total assets, we are Canada's leading direct bank. Tangerine offers banking that is flexible and accessible, products and services that are innovative, fair fees, and award-winning Client service. From no-fee daily chequing and high-interest savings accounts, a Credit Card, GICs, RSPs, TFSAs, mortgages and mutual funds through its subsidiary, Tangerine Investment Funds Ltd., Tangerine has the everyday banking products Canadians need. With over 1,000 employees in Canada, our presence extends beyond our website and Mobile Banking app to our Café locations, Pop-Up locations, Kiosks and 24/7 Contact Centres. Tangerine was launched as ING DIRECT Canada in 1997. In 2012 it was acquired by Scotiabank, and operates independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
SOURCE FoodShare Toronto
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