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Latest updates 09/18/2018

On October 17, 2018, more than 75 restaurants in 19 Canadian cities will join together to donate proceeds from dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada, supporting community food programs that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food for all. Funds raised will directly support low-income Canadians in more than 10 communities.    

Joining in is easy: Diners visit to find a participating restaurant near them and make a dinner reservation for October 17.

2018 chef ambassadors

Matthew Batey (Teatro Group, Calgary), Nicole Gomes (Cluck N Cleaver, Calgary), Blair Lebsack (RGE RD, Edmonton), Ben Kramer (Ben Kramer Pop-up at Kitchen Sync, Winnipeg), Lora Kirk (Ruby Watchco, Toronto), Carl Heinrich (Richmond Station, Toronto), Ryan Donovan (Richmond Station, Toronto), Marc Lepine (Atelier, Ottawa), Renée Lavallée (The Canteen on Portland, Dartmouth), Todd Perrin (Mallard Cottage, St. John’s).


Check out the list of 2018 participating restaurants!

Calgary Alforno Bakery & Cafe, Bonterra Trattoria, CHAR|CUT Roast House, Cibo 17th Ave, Cibo Centre Street, Cluck N Cleaver, Cucina Bistro, Deane House, Foreign Concept, Posto Pizzeria & Bar, Royale Brasserie, Teatro Ristorante, Vendome Cafe Edmonton Local Omnivore, Otto Food & Drink, RGE RD Halifax/Dartmouth enVie A Vegan Kitchen, The Canteen on Portland Guelph Artisanale French Country Cooking Alexandria The Quirky Carrot Montreal Alma, Bon Vivant, Garde Manger, Lavanderia, Le Bremner, Leméac, Monkland Taverne, Park Niagara-on-the-Lake Backhouse Nelson Library Lounge, Yum Son Ottawa Atelier, North & Navy Aurora Locale Restaurant - Aurora Pickering PORT St. John’s Mallard Cottage Miramichi The Goodie Shop Stratford Keystone Alley, The Bruce Hotel King City Locale Restaurant - King City Toronto Actinolite, Aloette, Bar Begonia, Bar Buca, Bar Isabel, Baro, Barque Smokehouse, Bar Raval, Beast, Beauty BBQ & Smokehouse, Big Crow, Buca Osteria & Bar (Yorkville), Buca Osteria & Enoteca (King West), Cafe Belong, Dailo Restaurant, Drake Commissary, Drake Hotel, Drake One Fifty, Edulis, El Rey, Fat Pasha, Flock 97 Harbord Street, Harry’s Charbroiled, Isaan Der, Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse, Jamie's Italian - Square One, Jamie’s Italian - Yorkdale, La Banane, Maple Leaf Tavern, Peter Pan Bistro, Planta, PrettyUgly Bar, Quetzal, Richmond Station, Rosalinda, Rose and Sons, Ruby Watchco, Tennessee Tavern, Union Vancouver Burdock & Co. Wellington Drake Devonshire Winnipeg Ben Kramer Pop-up at NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre, Chew, Forth

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors

Lead sponsors: Garland Canada, French’s, Club House

National media sponsors: Global News, Food Network Canada, Cooking Channel Canada

Media sponsor: Toronto Life

Community partner: Feast On

In-kind partners: J Sutton Communications, OpenTable, Spiffy


Support the cause and join the conversation:  #restaurantsforchange

Facebook: Restaurants for Change, Twitter: @aplaceforfood, Instagram: @aplaceforfood, Linkedin: Community Food Centres Canada, YouTube: @aplaceforfood


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For additional visuals or to arrange an interview with Restaurants for Change chef ambassadors or spokespeople from Community Food Centres Canada or local Community Food Centres, please contact Kennedy Baker at (416) 531-8826 ext. 228 or

About Community Food Centres Canada:

Community Food Centres Canada builds health, belonging, and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food. For more information, please visit


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