Annual fundraiser brings together culinary superstars to support local communities
TORONTO, May 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Toronto's landmark culinary event, Toronto Taste, is back with extra zest. On Sunday June 3, the event will bring together the crème de la crème of the city's food scene, including title-holders on Canada's 100 Best Restaurants.
Hailed as the year's best showcase of local culinary talent, the event is also a significant annual fundraiser for Second Harvest, Canada's largest food rescue charity. Funds raised through ticket sales help support their mission to feed people experiencing hunger in the Greater Toronto Area.
Since 1991, Toronto Taste has raised over $13 million in support of Second Harvest's food rescue program. Presented by The Daniels Corporation, the event has enabled the organization to rescue enough fresh, surplus food to support hundreds of social service agencies across the GTA with more than 31 million meals for children, adults and seniors experiencing hunger in our city. This year, the goal is to raise enough funds to provide 1.9 million meals.
With an all-inclusive ticket, Toronto Taste guests will enjoy the season's most exclusive dishes and drinks from some of the industry's best as voted by Canada's 100 Best Restaurants Magazine. The event will feature over 100 of Toronto's most sought-after restaurant and beverage purveyors, including:
- La Banane (Best New Restaurant)
- Café Boulud (No. 42 Best Restaurant)
- Grey Gardens (No. 43 Best Restaurant)
New Restaurants Participating This Year:
- Café Cancan, French bistro from Chef Victor Barry (of Piano Piano, Splendido and Fika)
- Hexagon, modern French restaurant from Chef Rafael Covarrubias
- Il Covo, Italian cicchetti from Chef Ryan Campbell (of Buca and Buca Yorkville)
- Mira, Peruvian restaurant from Chef Stuart Cameron (of Byblos and Patria)
- Bar Buca, Italian-style snack bar from Chef Rob Gentile (of Buca and Buca Yorkville), whose team will be pulling fresh mozzarella
"Toronto Taste is a testament to the unifying power of food. It's not only a celebration of the city's abundant culinary talent, but an important means of support for Second Harvest and our vision: no waste, no hunger. We're so grateful for the loyal and newfound support that comes from the culinary and local community." - Debra Lawson, Executive Director, Second Harvest.
"Community building is an important pillar of our corporate values at Daniels. We are honoured to have sponsored Second Harvest as Presenting Sponsor of Toronto Taste for the past 23 years and support their mission to rescue fresh, surplus food and deliver it to those experiencing hunger in our communities. It's a partnership we are proud of, and what better way to bring people together than through food." - Don Pugh, Vice President, The Daniels Corporation.
Tickets are now available at a cost of $260 each, with a $150 tax receipt. Every ticket sold enables Second Harvest to rescue and deliver enough food to provide over 520 meals.
For more information, to purchase tickets or view the full list of participating chefs and restaurants, visit torontotaste.ca or call 416.408.2594.
About Second Harvest:
Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. Second Harvest rescues surplus, fresh food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers that food to more than 225 social service agencies in Toronto, feeding people experiencing hunger. Since 1985 Second Harvest has rescued and delivered over 116 million pounds of good food, thus preventing 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Second Harvest's vision: No Waste. No Hunger.
SOURCE Second Harvest
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