Toronto Taste is just around the corner. It’s the culinary event of the year that brings out the best chefs in Ontario and raises funds for Second Harvest, Toronto’s food rescue program that delivers enough food daily to provide over 20,000 meals. Presented by Daniels Corporation and hosted by Second Harvest, Toronto Taste (not to be confused with Taste of Toronto) has been a significant culinary event for the last 24 years.
This year, and just like every year, the famous event will feature 70 top chefs and restaurants who will put forth their best offerings on June 8th at Corus Quay. View the Vibe is a big supporter of Second Harvest, and has paired up with the organization to highlight some of the participants and chefs that you can expect to find at this year’s Toronto Taste.
For the second in a series of four videos, I spoke to Kelvin Ramjattan, director of Harvest Kitchen, which is a fantastic leg of Second Harvest where students are trained to become successful food professionals. Working under professional supervision, Harvest Kitchen trainees learn the skills of the trade while turning recovered food into nourishing prepared meals that Second Harvest then delivers to agencies lacking adequate kitchen facilities and resources to prepare foods for families and individuals in high-need communities. The training students receive enables them to work in the hospitality field, ensuring they can eventually have a self-sufficient future.
It was both enlightening and humbling to watch the students prepare meals for various community centres. Many of the students have received meals from Second Harvest themselves, therefore they have an especially close tie to the program. I spoke to both Kelvin and a student about Harvest Kitchen and learned all about what they do and what they will be serving at Toronto Taste…
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