Chefs For Change: Top chefs cook for an important cause

This winter, top Toronto chefs along with their peers across the country, are gathering together to create five collaborative meals for an important cause.

The annual Chefs For Change event takes place every January, February and March with five themed dinners – Grow, Cook, Share, Advocate, and Come Together.

Each evening includes a reception, four unique courses, appetizers, and curated cocktail. But that’s not the best part:

Once you’ve bought your ticket ($150/night), you receive a $40 charitable tax receipt (via email, after the event for every ticket purchased) and net profits raised from Chefs for Change will support the work of Community Food Centres Canada in building healthy food access and "empowering food programs in low-income communities across Canada." This includes individuals and organizations including eight community food centres and 100 Good Food Organizations.

This isn’t just about giving those in need cans and boxes of food. CFCC offers a "multidimensional approach" that includes everything from wholesome, nourishing drop-in meals and low-priced produce markets, community gardens and kitchens, alongside education and peer advocacy programs all offered under one roof. Working with "farmers, chefs, restaurateurs, home cooks, backyard gardeners, health professionals, market-goers, teachers and the media, as well as sponsors and funders, CFCC is proving that good food can build community, enhance physical and mental health, nurture the planet and be a transformative force in low-income communities."

Chefs For Change present A Mid-Winter’s Feast featuring up to eight chefs creating memorable meals together over five nights in the stunning setting of Propeller Coffee Roastery. You don’t want to miss out. And tickets are going fast (two evenings are already sold out), so get tickets now.

Here’s the incredible line up:

- January 19 (SOLD OUT) - GROW

Jason Bangerter, Langdon Hall

Chris Brown, Citizen Catering

Jonathan Goodyear, Magna Golf Club

Craig Harding, Campagnolo

Patrick Kriss, Alo

Marc Lepine, Atelier (Ottawa)

Afrim Pristine, Cheese Boutique 

Joel Rousell, George Brown College

- January 26 (SOLD OUT) - COOK

Chris Brown, Citizen Catering

Rob Gentile, Buca

Nick Liu, DaiLo

Antonio Park, Park & Lavanderia (Montreal)

Doug Penfold, Chabrol

Albert Ponzo, Le Select Bistro

Ivana Raca, Raca Café & Bar

Joel Rousell, George Brown College 

Anthony Walsh, O & B

- February 16 - SHARE

Chris Brown, Citizen Catering

Dustin Gallagher, Peoples Eatery

Steve Gonzalez, Baro

Kevin Castonguay, Provisions

Conor Joerin, The Emerson

Charlotte Langley, Scout Canning

Joel Rousell, George Brown College

Alex Tso, Dundas Park Kitchen 

- February 23 - ADVOCATE

Rocco Agostino, Pizzeria Libretto

Bertrand Alépée, The Tempered Room

Chris Brown, Citizen Catering

Ted Corrado, The Drake Hotel

Connie DeSousa & John Jackson, Charcut (Calgary)

Carl Heinrich, Richmond Station

Joel Rousell, George Brown College 

Scott Vivian, Beast


Chris Brown, Citizen Catering

Kendall Collingridge, Hooked

Lora Kirk, Ruby Watchco

Giacomo Pasquini, Terroni

Todd Perrin, Mallard Cottage (St. John's)

Guy Rawlings, Montgomery's

Joel Rousell, George Brown College 

Tallis Voakes, Providore Catering

(this evening includes musical stylings by ¡DO!)


This isn’t just an amazing opportunity to see your favourite chefs in action - this is going to change lives, so get your tickets now.

p.s. We'll be covering the event on January 19th, so be sure to follow us on Instagram.