30 diverse chefs, 3 craft brewers, 4 local wineries, 1 cause. FoodShare's seventh annual Recipe for Change took place at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market South Tent on Thursday, February 25th. For those of you not aware, Recipe for Change (#RFC16) is an annual fundraising event that supports FoodShare, Canada's largest community food security organization. Founded in 1985, FoodShare (Twitter: @FoodShareTO, Facebook: FoodShare Toronto) is a non-profit organization that works with communities to improve access to healthy, affordable, sustainably-produced food through innovative school food programs like rooftop gardens, healthy cafeterias, hands-on cooking workshops and youth-employment focused farming.
Presented by Tangerine, this year's fundraising event collaborated with chefs, brew masters, winemakers and skilled food artisans for a "Party for the Future of Food" edition of Recipe for Change. From 6-9pm, guests were served an elaborate menu from Toronto's leading lights and long time supporters of the cause, mixing in a healthy dose of new arrivals and hidden gems designed to please carnivores and vegetarians alike.
Over 30 sweet and savoury dishes made with love by some of the city’s best chefs and 4 VQA wineries and 3 craft breweries pouring drinks all night, there's no question that Recipe for Change is one of the city's finest dining events (this year marks my fourth executive year at Recipe for Change)!
"FoodShare's Recipe for Change event so deliciously and wonderfully supports Food Literacy in schools," says Debbie Field, FoodShare's Executive Director. "It raises needed funds to teach thousands of school aged chidren how to cook, grow food, compost and more. And it reminds us all that children of all ages are delighted to eat healthy food, become food conscious, competent and literate."
Guests can further support FoodShare by participating in the silent auction which featured a curated collection of prizes such as getaways, food experiences, and electronics.
At $150 per person, the Recipe for Change fundraiser is an incredible value and a wonderful opportunity to support FoodShare’s work. Promoting healthy food and food education is important because everybody - regardless of age, gender and background - deserves access to affordable high-quality fresh food. Find out more at www.foodshare.net.