Toronto Taste Returns for its 29th Year


TORONTO —  Toronto Taste, presented by The Daniels Corporation, will take place June 9, bringing the best of the city’s food scene together for a vintage circus-inspired evening at Evergreen Brick Works.

The longest-standing and highest-calibre food event in the city, Toronto Taste is the major annual fundraiser for Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food-rescue charity. Now in its 29th year, Toronto Taste attracts the city’s top culinary talent, who donate their time and talent.

“The impact this one night has on the lives of so many is incredible and we’re grateful to Toronto’s restaurant community and our sponsors who contribute so much to make Toronto Taste such a success,” says Lori Nikkel, CEO, Second Harvest. “This year we’re hoping to raise enough money to rescue and deliver two-million meals to support Toronto’s most vulnerable with the food they need to be healthy. Rescuing surplus food also protects the environment from the damaging greenhouse gases released by food when it goes into landfill — it’s a win for all of us.”

This year’s event features a curated lineup of 50 of Toronto’s top chefs and 15 premium beverage purveyors. Guests will dine on unlimited bites from the city’s most sought-after establishments as they roam the chef-studded affair. More than a dozen new restaurants and chefs will join returning favourites such as Brandon Olsen (La Banane), Carl Heinrich (Richmond Station) and 29-year Toronto Taste supporter Mark McEwan (Bymark).

New restaurants participating this year include Aloette, Don Alfonso 1890, Kiin and Bobbette & Belle.

“Second Harvest’s work in food recovery is vital to the communities where we live. We’ve been proud supporters of Toronto Taste for 24 years because this amazing night has a triple impact — it’s a culinary celebration beyond compare, an investment in the health of our city and helps to protect the environment we all share,” says Don Pugh, vice-president, The Daniels Corporation. Along with delicious food and beverage, the evening will include fine wine, as well as silent and live auctions. An action-packed Chef Challenge will see three notable chefs face off on the main stage as they each prepare a dish from a box of mystery ingredients.

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