Chefs for Change brings together some of Canada’s most inventive chefs for a mid-winter feast
Some of Canada’s best chefs have organized a five-night dinner series to help thaw its guests’ possibly frozen social life, as well as build healthy food access in low-income communities.
Dubbed Chefs for Change, the net profits from the mid-winter feasts will support the work of Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC).
Currently, CFCC operates eight centres nationwide. Last year, the organization served more than 143,000 meals, hosted 414 community kitchen sessions and more than 1,000 community garden sessions.
Each dinner, a collaboration of eight chefs, is presented with themes of grow, cook, share, advocate and come together. Propeller Coffee Roastery (50 Wade Ave., Toronto) hosts all five events.
Grow, Jan. 21
Jason Bangerter, Langdon Hall; Victor Barry, Splendido; Chris Brown, Citizen Catering; Justin Cournoyer, Actinolite; Jonathan Goodyear, Magna Golf Club; Sean MacDonald, Market; Joel Rousell, George Brown College; and Afrim Pristine, Cheese Boutique
Cook, Jan. 28 (sold out)
Jefferson Alvarez, Sur Canada; Chris Brown, Citizen Catering; Rob Gentile, Buca; Nick Liu, DaiLo; Antonio Park, Park and Lavanderia; Basilio Pesce, Porzia; Albert Ponzo, Le Select Bistro; Joel Rousell, George Brown College; and Anthony Walsh, Oliver & Bonacini.
Share, Feb. 18
Chris Brown, Citizen Catering; Dustin Gallagher, 416 Snack Bar; Steve Gonzalez, Valdez; Kevin Castonguay, Provisions; Conor Joerin, The Emerson; Charlotte Langley, Scout Canning; Joel Rousell, George Brown College; and Tom Wade, Farmhouse Tavern.
Advocate, Feb 25 (sold out)
Bertrand Alépée, The Tempered Room; Chris Brown, Citizen Catering; Emma Cardarelli, Nora Gray; Ted Corrado, The Drake; Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, Charcut; Carl Heinrich, Richmond Station; Joel Rousell, George Brown College; and Scott Vivian, Beast.
Come Together, March 3
Chris Brown, Citizen Catering; Kendall Collingridge, Hooked; Stephanie Duong, Roselle Desserts; Lora Kirk, Ruby Watchco; Giacomo Pasquini, Vertical Restaurant; Todd Perrin, Mallard Cottage; Joel Rousell, George Brown College; and Tallis Voakes, Providore Catering.
Tickets are available here.