Recipe for Change 2017 – Top Toronto chefs cook for great cause

Get ready for an exciting night out!

The eighth annual Recipe for Change, presented by Tangerine Bank, takes place on Thursday, February 23, at the St. Lawrence Temporary North Market (25 The Esplanade). You don’t want to miss it.

FoodShare’s signature fundraising event gathers together 30 top Toronto chefs in support of vital food literacy work, school food and farm programs in Toronto. 


Warm up on a cold winter’s night with enticing food and drinks, mingle with top chefs from your favourite restaurants and shops, and help support FoodShare’s leading work in schools - improving access to good healthy food all year.

Get ready to drool on your keyboard. This year’s restaurant lineup includes:

Rocco Agostino – Pizzeria Libretto

Betrand Alepee – The Tempered Room

Renee Bellefeuille – Frank at the AGO

Ricky Casipe – Hawthorne Food and Drink

Evis Chirowamhangu – Mnandi Pies

Therese DeGrace - Good Earth Food and Wine (Beamsville)

Felipe Faccioli – Mata Bar Toronto

Steffan Howard – Palais Royale

David Lee - Planta

Nick Liu – DaiLo

Dave Mottershall - Loka

Bashir Munye – My Little Dumplings

Chef Nuit & Jeff Regular – Pai Toronto

Amreen Omar – Bombay Street Food

Andres Saloman – Barsa Taberna

Luis Valenzuela - Carmen Cocina Espanola

And that's not all. More fabulous food folks include: Leonard Abel & Sybil Pinnock of FoodShare, Melanie Bozzo of The Plant YYZ, Kristin Donovan of Hooked, Valerie Krompac & Csaba Nagy of The Cake Collective, Cynthia Leung & David Castellan of SOMA Chocolate, Johl Ringuette of Nishdish, and Paola Solorzano of Santo Pecado.

Sip on libations from an array of local wineries and breweries: Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Chateau des Charmes, Empower T, Frogpond Vineyards, Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery, Great Lakes Brewery, and Southbrook Vineyards.

In addition to the evening's festivities, you’ll be helping give people access to healthy food. Since 1985, non-profit organization FoodShare has worked with communities and schools to deliver healthy food and innovative food education, improving the way people eat and grow food across Toronto. With 95 community-­led food initiatives, including growing fresh produce in schools, training young urban farmers and serving low­cost nutritious meals in Good Food Cafes and community kitchens, FoodShare’s program have successfully reached over 250,000 people in Toronto last year alone.

It’s sure to be a night to remember, so get your tickets now

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Place: St. Lawrence Temporary North Market, 125 The Esplanade

Tickets$135 (includes all­you­can­eat­and­drink access for the duration of the event)


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