Last night’s media event at The Saint for Restaurants for Change brought together some of the city’s best chefs for a most worthy cause. Guests got to mingle with notable chefs, including Lora Kirk of Ruby Watchco, Ted Corrado of the Drake One Fifty, Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station, Jesse Vallins of The Saint and Rob Gentile of Buca.
The key message of the event is that everyone should have access to healthy food. Remarks by event chair James Chatto and Nick Saul, President & CEO of Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) moved the crowd:
For such a rich country, we sure have a lot of hungry people. And why when we have so much food, are people reduced to dented cans of unhealthy items?
So this national fundraising event on October 22nd, is a way to give to those that need it most.
And all you have to do is go out to dinner.
Dine out at one of the 25 participating restaurants across the country, including Hawksworth and Vij's in Vancouver, Charcut in Calgary , Garde Manger and Le Bremner in Montreal and Chives Canadian Bistro in Halifax. We've got the most available here in Toronto, with 11 to select from.
The proceeds for this single dinner service will go to Community Food Centres Canada, and in building awareness for our shared vision of a healthy and fair food system.
Funds raised will support programs across the country that build food access, food skills and education and engagement around food, and strive to create reals ocial change on critical issues facing low-income communities.
Make a reservation now and do some serious good.
The participating Toronto restaurants are:
Drake One Fifty
Jacobs & Co.
THR & Co.
See you on October 22nd!