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Latest updates 01/14/2019
TORONTO | Chefs for Change, the city’s coziest winter dinner series, is back for a fifth year. And Torontonians will have four chances to feast on world-class dishes co-created by dozens of Canada’s top chefs, while supporting empowering food programs that change lives.

Each dinner features a phenomenal five-course meal, with behind-the-scenes stories from the chefs themselves. Proceeds from the event support vibrant places and programs in low-income communities that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food for all.

Chris Brown of Victor Dries Events curated this year’s line-up of 50 chefs from across the country—the biggest roster yet. Chef Joel Rousell from George Brown College will once again bring a crew of culinary students to cook alongside the chefs—a partnership that also provides an opportunity for students to learn how they can get involved in the community food security movement.

This year’s goal is to raise a total of $170,000. To date, Chefs for Change has raised approximately $350,000 for Community Food Centres Canada.


Where: Propeller Coffee Co. (50 Wade Ave., Toronto ON)
When: January 23 + 30 [SOLD OUT]| February 20 + 27
Tickets: $175. Buy online.
Media: If you’d like to cover the event, please contact Kennedy Baker at 416 531 8826 ext. 228 or



Suzanne Barr, Avling Brewery; Ema Costantini, George Brown College; Joel Rousell, George Brown College; Carl Heinrich, Richmond Station; Charlotte Langley, Scout Canning; Julie Marteleira, Leña; Bashir Munye, Munye Inc.; Keith Siu, FRILU; Alex Tso, Dundas Park Kitchen; Anthony Walsh, Oliver & Bonacini; Jesse Vallins, Maple Leaf Tavern


Bertrand Alépée, The Tempered Room; Kevin Castonguay, Provisions Catering; Ted Corrado, Drake Hotel; Kristin Donovan, Hooked; Rossy Earle, SupiCucu; Noureen Feerasta, Rickshaw Bar; Nick Liu, Dailo Restaurant; Laura Maxwell, Le Sélect Bistro; Paula Navarrete, Momofuku; Antonio Park, Park; Albert Ponzo, The Royal Hotel; Luis Valenzuela, Carmen Cocina Española; Scott Vivian, Beast


Rocco Agostino, Pizzeria Libretto; Jason Bangerter, Langdon Hall; Manal Bashir, Victor Dries Events; Ryan Crawford, Backhouse; Jonathan Goodyear, Magna Golf Club; Luz Harman, Kay Pacha; Missy Hui, Eat Kander; Lora Kirk, Ruby Watchco; Doug Penfold, Chabrol; Todd Perrin, Mallard Cottage; Joel Rousell, George Brown College; Alida Solomon, Tutti Matti


Manal Bashir, Victor Dries Events; Renée Bellefeuille, AGO Bistro; Chris Brown, Victor Dries Events; Connie DeSousa, CHAR|CUT Roast House; John Jackson, CHAR|CUT Roast House; Alexandra Feswick, Drake Hotel; Giacomo Pasquini, Terroni; Conor Joerin, The Emerson; Matthew Obermoser, Bar Lisa Marie; Afrim Pristine, Cheese Boutique; Ivana Raca, Resto Boemo; Joel Rousell, George Brown College; Karl Thomas, Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen


Presenting sponsor: CIBC
Founding partners: Victor Dries Events, Propeller Coffee Co.
Lead sponsor: Breville
Media sponsor: Toronto Life
Event sponsors: Beau’s Brewing Company, Core Event Staffing, Higgins Event Rentals, Top Shelf Distillers
In-kind sponsors: Blackbird Baking Co, Cave Spring Cellars, Charles Baker, Hidden Bench Estate Winery, 13th Street Winery, Stratus, Tawse Winery


Funds raised at Chefs for Change benefit Community Food Centres Canada, a national nonprofit that builds health, belonging, and social justice in low-income communities through the power of food.

For more information, visit Media contact: Kennedy Baker, Community Food Centres Canada 416 531 8826 ext. 228 |
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