TORONTO — FoodShare Toronto will host its 10th-annual Recipe for Change fundraising event February 21 at The Globe and Mail Centre. The event will bring together more than 30 of Toronto’s most talented and eclectic female chefs, brew masters, winemakers and restaurateurs.
Participating chefs include Nuit Regular (Sukho Thai, Pai, Kiin), Suzanne Barr (Saturday Dinette, Gladstone Hotel), Cynthia Leung (Soma Chocolate Makers), winemaker Maggie Belcastro (Grange of Prince Edward Winery) and others.
Since 1985, FoodShare has worked with communities and schools to deliver healthy produce and innovative food education to improve the way people eat and grow food in Toronto. By animating 1,343 community-led food initiatives — including growing fresh produce in schools, training young urban farmers and community kitchens — FoodShare’s programs successfully reached more than 260,0000 people in Toronto last year alone.
“Food is a fundamental human right,” says Paul M. Taylor, executive director of FoodShare. “This event is our night to highlight the work we do across the city and to celebrate the culinary creativity that Toronto has to offer — all while raising funds for this very important cause.”
“From the moment I was asked to help curate Recipe for Change years ago, I’ve been interested in opening paths to new faces and voices in Toronto’s incredibly robust food scene,” says Mary Luz Mejia, food-and-travel journalist and food-event curator. “It’s an honour to put women squarely front and centre this year at the event. From the Caribbean, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Canada, our women chefs proudly bring a taste of their histories, their experiences behind the stove around the world — and here in Canada — to an appreciative audience. Recipe for Change feels like a supportive, engaged community that wants to build on what’s good and what’s fair.”
Recipe for Change is presented by Tangerine, and is supported by LoyaltyOne and Hain-Celestial Canada.
Tickets for Recipe for Change are available at foodshare.net/recipeforchange. The $135 ticket includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink access for the duration of the event.