Recipe for Change 2013: 30 Chefs, 30 VQA wines, 9 local beers

Recipe For Change 2013

Recipe for Change 2013
Thursday February 28, 6-9pm 
St. Lawrence Market North Building

Recipe for Change is a celebration of food with a purpose that supports FoodShare’s innovative and multi-faceted work in schools toward Food Literacy for all students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12, to ensure that our children have a healthy future.

On February 28, join FoodShare Toronto for the 2013 Recipe for Change, an unforgettable evening of fine food, wine and beer featuring more than 30 top Toronto chefs. Recipe for Change is a tasting adventure featuring a full meal composed of tasting plates and beverage accompaniments, plus unheard-of opportunities to mingle with 30 Chefs seldom found in the same room, let alone contributing to the same meal. Add the opportunity to taste 30 VQA wines, 9 local beers, and more, and at just $125 the event is an amazing value plus a wonderful opportunity to support FoodShare’s important work to create a healthy future for our children.

This year Recipe for Change will also feature a dazzling silent auction including a Dual Fuel Range, Airline Tickets, Weekend Getaways, Food Experiences and more! And for the first time, the event will present the GE Café Peoples’ Choice Award to the chef whose food is best loved by attendees.

New this year, the event will involve some of the participants of FoodShare’s activities, those who benefit from the Food for Change events. students from FoodShare’s work on the school farm at Bendale Business and Technical institute will be serving guests at one of the chef stations.

Tickets on sale now! Click here to buy your tickets today.

Chefs confirmed thus far (subject to change):


  • Sam Gelman, Momofuku Toronto
  • David Nienstein, Barque Smokehouse
  • Sang Kim, Yakitori Bar/Seoul Food
  • Matt Basile, Fidel Gastro
  • Rocco Agostino, Pizzeria Libretto/Enoteca Sociale
  • Luis Valenzuela, Torito Tapas
  • Donna Dooher, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
  • Bashir Munye, My Little Dumplings
  • Mark Cutrara, Cowbell
  • Hans Vogels, Momofuku Noodle Bar
  • Kristin and Dan Donovan, Hooked
  • Therese DeGrace, Vintage Inns
  • John Sinopoli, Table 17/Ascari Enoteca
  • Pedro Quintanilla, Bloom Restaurant
  • Aaron Joseph Bear Robe, Keriwa Café
  • Brad Long, Café Belong



  • Aaron Foster, LA’s Italian + Bar
  • Alvin Rebick, FoodShare Toronto
  • Jeff Dueck, FRANK at the AGO
  • Albert Ponzo, Le Sélect Bistro
  • José Hadad, Frida Restaurant and Bar
  • Steffan Howard, Palais Royale
  • Emerie Brine, Bernardin
  • Claudia Gaviria, Cruda Café
  • José Arato, Pimentón Fine Foods
  • John Higgins, George Brown Chef School
  • Jesus Gomez, FoodShare Toronto
  • Dolores Smith, The Olivar Corp.
  • Sybil Pinnock, FoodShare Toronto
  • Ruth Klahsen, Monforte Dairy
  • Dewey Truong, Chococrepe
  • Leonard Abel, FoodShare Toronto
  • Odysseas Gounalakis, Scheffler’s Deli


Chef bios.

Beverage partners confirmed thus far:

  • Malivoire Wine
  • Karlo Estates
  • Rosewood Estates Winery
  • Henry of Pelham
  • Southbrook Vineyards
  • Château des Charmes
  • Frogpond Farm Organic Winery
  • Lailey Vineyard
  • Great Lakes Brewery
  • Black Oak Brewing Company
  • Nickel Brook Beer
  • Lighthouse Lemonade
  • Crema Coffee Co.

More information on beverage partners

Media quotes from previous years:

“Gastronomic heaven… Brilliant cause, outstanding food, amazing energy.” – Jaime Slavin, nutritionist and magazine contributor.

“My favourite food event of the year.” – Toronto Star

“The perfect foodie fundraiser.” – National Post

“ … a Food… fantasy come to life. The chefs were on hand to prepare, plate, and serve their food, and discuss their inspiration with the guests. For an aspiring gourmand, the chance to get up close and personal with the city’s best culinary minds, who are so often hidden in the kitchen, was a treat in and of itself. And the food!…”– Torontoist (2011)

I’ll be there. Happy birthday to me!

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