Recipe for Change Fundraiser Supports Healthy Food in Schools


By Lori Bosworth

Mark Thursday, February 27, 2014 on your calendar. It’s the date of the fifth annual Recipe for Change in support of FoodShare Toronto. The Toronto fundraiser will bring 400 people together at Toronto’s North Market to enjoy culinary offerings from 30 chefs and proceeds go towards healthy food and food literacy education in our schools.

Recipe for Change, photo Laura Berman, GreenFuse Photography
Recipe for Change, photo Laura Berman, GreenFuse Photography

In addition to dishes offered by top chefs, guests will be able to sample from 30 VQA wines, six local beers, organic teas, Caesar cocktails and freshly brewed coffees

This year, the menu for Recipe for Change includes:

  • Duck tamales by Steve Gonzalez of Valdez
  • Moroccan-inspired cauliflower soup with crispy chick peas, pickled vegetable micro salad & tahini drizzle by Therese De Grace of The Good Earth Winery
  • Argentinean lamb meatballs in lasagna shells by Lisa Marie
  • Lamb curry served with basmati rice from Pukka
  • Mexican chicken chilaquiles by Paola Solorazano of Santo Pecado; and
  • Hot Chocolate spiced with Ginger, Madagascar Vanilla, Orange Peel, Chili and spices from SOMA Chocolatemaker.

Guests will enjoy a fresh oyster shucking bar by Hooked with a selection of house made sauces and mignonettes. Other dishes include Haitian goat griot and banana pezé by The Urban Acorn and Le Depanneur, mixed ceviche by T.O. Ceviche Bar, arroz caldo from Rudy Boquila of Lamesa Restaurant, and a tofu-avocado gratin and sweet potato mille-feuille from Wind Up Bird Café.

For dessert, The Tempered Chef’ will be preparing citrus financier with a chestnut mousse and coffee nougatin while 416 Snackbar will offer gulab jamun and Bernardin Chef Emerie Brine will create a dessert using Château des Charmes Ice Wine.

Refreshments for the evening include VQA wines from Niagara, Bloody Caesar cocktails from Walter All Natural Craft Caesar Mix, coffee from Crema Coffee Co. and hot or chilled organic tea from Tea sommelier Carol Marks.

FoodShare Toronto is a non-profit community organization whose vision is Good Healthy Food for All. Founded in 1985 to address hunger in Toronto communities, FoodShare works to empower individuals, families and communities through food-based initiatives, while advocating for the broader public policies needed to ensure that everyone has adequate access to sustainably produced, good healthy food. FoodShare’s programs, which reach over 159,000 children and adults per month in Toronto, include Student Nutrition, Field Nutrition, Field to Table Schools, the Good Food Cafe. Focus on Food youth internships, the Good Food Box, Good Food Markets, Fresh Produce for Schools and Community Groups, Baby and Toddler Nutrition, Community Kitchens, Field to Table Catering, the FoodLink Hotline, Power Soups, Community Gardening, Composting, Beekeeping and Urban Agriculture.

Recipe for Change in support of FoodShare Toronto takes place on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Toronto’s North Market (across from the St. Lawrence Market). Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online.