Terroir Symposium Returns with Redzepi Set to Speak


TORONTO — Chefs, foodservice executives and media are gearing up to hear insights from chefs such as René Redzepi, of the award-winning Denmark restaurant Noma, at Terroir 2013, the annual event, which unites the industry in a think-tank that promotes community, culture and education.

The April 8 event entitled “For the Love of Food: Stories, Memories and Culture,” will feature a day of international industry-leading speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussions, a wine tasting and the second annual Terroir Awards of Excellence in Hospitality. “This year, we’ve raised the bar for the industry with the unparalleled roster of talent participating in our thought leadership event,” said Arlene Stein, chair, Terroir. “It signifies the coming of age of Canada on the world’s culinary stage.”

Aside from the networking and educational opportunities, guests will also be treated to breakfast and a special lunch program, dubbed “The Lunch Counter.” The celebration of the sandwich will feature dishes by chefs such as Jeremy Charles of Raymonds in N.L., Craig Deihl, Cypress, Charleston, S.C. and Scott Vivian from Beast in Toronto.

Before and after lunch the program includes an endless list of speakers/guests, including Redzepi (Noma, Denmark), Paul Rogalski (Rouge Restaurant, Calgary), Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken, Sweden), Joe Warwick (food critic/author, UK) and more.

The 7th annual symposium will be held at Toronto’s Arcadian Court. [terroirsymposium.com]

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