Delicious Local Food & Drink

Taste Ontario, Taste The World

Together with over 20 chefs, breweries, cideries and wineries, this year’s Delicious Local Food & Drink Pavilion will be a celebration of the diversity and cultural traditions that make up Canada’s food landscape. Using local and sustainably sourced Ontario ingredients, chefs from Canada and around the world will showcase old family recipes and favourite dishes that best reflect their heritage. Join us as we applaud the community, vibrancy, and diversity of our country through the many tastes and smells of its global kitchens.

Food tickets available for purchase at the Green Living Show Box Office on the main floor and upstairs in the Delicious Local Food & Drink Pavilion.

Did you know that our chefs not only cook with local Ontario produce, they are also using 300lbs of donated misshaped organic veggies from Pfenning’s Farms that didn’t make it to the grocery store?

Presenting partner:

Foodland Ontario

Supported by:

Pfenning's Organic




Wafel Huis

Chef Jan Vandenbroeck

  • Belgian Style Donuts
  • Belgian Sugar Waffle

For the past 10 years we've been waffling at the Brickworks farmers market on Saturdays and 6 years at the Leslieville farmers market on Sundays. We also cater to private events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, staff parties and birthdays.



Chef Kyle Webster & Chef Benny Chateau

  • Montreal Style BBQ Brisket Slider
  • Ontario Grain Salad with Roast Cabbage, Kale, Rainbow Carrots, Seeds & Nuts (v)

Farm'r is a chef-driven fast casual that is bringing fine dining quality homestyle food to Toronto. We strive to buy the best quality ingredients we can, cook them as well as we know how, and serve fast, simple, delicious food. We roll with the seasons and our menu is always changing. This also allows us to work with local farmers to buy whats available in Ontario.




Feed it Forward

Chef Jagger Gordon

  • Mac & Cheese with Roasted Organic ON Cauliflower (v)
  • Mac & Cheese with Roasted Organic ON Cauliflower, Smoked Pork Belly, Duck Confit & Apple Crisps
  • Grass Fed ON Beef Bone Marrow Soup, Shaved Filet Mignon, Crostini & Micro Greens


Help make a difference to the lives of fellow Canadians who are in need of assistance with securing nutritious food and regular balanced meals by donating your unused and unsold food otherwise destined for landfill.

Feed it Forward, eliminate waste, and help share our Canadian abundance.

My name is Jagger Gordon and I’m a Canadian, executive chef, caterer, and founder of the ‘Feed Families’ freezer program and ‘Feed It Forward’ community food program. I am also the creator of the FeeditForward mobile app that is currently under development.



CHINA - Hakka

Dailo Restaurant (Friday)

Chef Nick Liu

  • King Cole Duck Siu Mai, Mushroom, Pork, Shrimp, Pickled Mustard Seed

DaiLo’s features ancient favorites that are up dated to suit the Western palate and the modern demand for local and sustainable ingredients. We call our food Modern Asian Cuisine because it is inspired by Chef Liu’s Hakka background as well as the background of the assembly of talented chefs in our kitchen who bring with them the flavours of Asia.

Nick Liu trained at George Brown’s Culinary Management program, became a Sous Chef at Splendido, and after Executive Chef at Niagara Street Café. Chef Liu has had the honour of representing Canada during the G20 summit in Toronto and The Pan Am Games in Mexico. After leaving Niagara Street Café, Chef Liu is now the Executive Chef and Partner at DaiLo.




Hooked in partnership with Slow Food (Friday)

Chef Sean Kingham

  • Lake Fish Fry with Coleslaw & Tartar

At Hooked, we believe that small boats, responsible fishing practices, and direct relationships between fisher and consumer are the only way to move forward.

Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.




Scout Canning (Sunday)

Chef Charlotte Langley

  • Scout’s Trout
  • Seacuterie Plate
  • Tuna Conserva

PEI Native Chef Charlotte Langley is often identified by her cabal as “Maritime Chic”. She cultivates the essence of the Maritimes in all the work she does. Her East Coast hospitality is absolutely magnetic, pulling farmers, clients, & restaurateurs alike across provinces to come knocking on her door. Langley’s biggest passion is sharing her favourite foods with as many mouths as possible.



6ix Triangles

Chef Tony & Abby Sabherwal

  • Samosa (v)
  • Ontario Root Veggie Masala With Chickpeas (v)
  • Samosa Chaat Combo (v)

Our vision is to present the foods of India from Circa 1526-1947. These were the original foods with flavours and styles as interpreted by the visiting peoples. The Indian peninsula is shaped like a triangle. The influx of the Mughals, the Dutch, the French, the Portuguese and the British influenced the culture and the food of India.

This is not the fancy fusion of contemporary India, but the authentic inter-mingling of the cuisine of India with the cultures of the west.

Enjoy these foods from a time of simplicity and true artisanal preparation skill.



Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio (Saturday/Sunday)

Chef Luciano Schipano

  • Mini Panino with ON Soppressata & Pecorino
  • Zeppola (Fried Pizza) with ON Tomatoes & Ricotta (v)
  • Zuppa Del Boscaiolo (Soup) with ON Mushrooms, Barley & Herbs (v)

Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio offers classes, events & catering in Toronto.

Luciano did his training in his native Southern Italy, where he ran several restaurants before coming to Canada in 2010. Since then he has worked as a chef and industry consultant with many well known Toronto restaurants. Today he is president of Slow Food Toronto and executive chef of the new Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio (launching April 2018).



Paintbox (Friday)

Chef Rami Tarabichi

  • ON Quinoa & Sweet Potato Falafel Bowl (v)
  • Turmeric Cake Bar with ON Basil and Peach Marmalade (v)

Paintbox is a true expression of what is going on in Regent Park neighborhood in Toronto. Offering compassion and empowerment to those within the community who have become isolated. A bistro, catering company and entertainment space that is striving to sustain a community's hopes one delicious meal at a time!



Santo Pecado

Chef Paola Solorzano

  • Chicken Tinga Taco
  • Mushrooms al Pastor Taco (v)
  • Ontario Pork in Adobo Taco

Santo Pecado is a Toronto based catering company making the best tacos for your special events. We offer authentic flavours, superb presentation, and a world class professional service.

Our ingredients are organic where possible and locally sourced.




Urban Acorn (Saturday/Sunday)

Chef Daniel Holloway

  • Black Bean Accra, Red Pepper Ti Malice Sauce, Pikliz & Parsnip Chip (v)
  • House Smoked Salmon Potato Scone & Creamed Edamame

With over 25 years combined in both event management and catering, Chef Daniel Holloway and his ‘Boss Lady’ partner Marie Fitrion, believes great food is achieved by harnessing bold flavours from humble ingredients. Inspired by art, music, and using food as a dialogue for social change, they want to encourage people to broaden their understanding of food and each other with the hopes of building stronger communities.

Their mostly plant-based 'Flexitarian' approach to cuisine, allows them to seamlessly create menus to both omnivores and vegans. Their philosophy is simple: they believe food should unite, not divide people.




Lion City Restaurant

Chef Eleanor Sim

  • Laksa with Rice Noodles, Spicy Broth, ON Chicken, Egg, Tofu & Cucumber
  • ON Salted Egg Potato Chips (v)

Born and bred in Singapore, Elle moved to Toronto 2.5 years ago. She was bowled over by the accessibility of farm fresh local produce. It was in sharp contrast to Singapore where every food/ingredient is imported to the urban island. She scoured the city's many enclaves for spices/ingredients to recreate the authentic flavours of Singapore. She counts herself lucky to be able to make authentic Singaporean food and work with local produce in this new place she calls home. She hopes to raise the profile of Singaporean food and her heritage Peranakan cuisine.


Lion City Restaurant



Chef José Arato

  • Chorizo Paella
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pimenton is a boutique catering company that address all your needs regarding food restrictions & allergies.

Our food is made from scratch and curated for every occasion. From healthy board rooms lunches to the dream weddings.

Chef José Arato will take care of all your requests.




TC's MoMos (Saturday/Sunday)

Chef Tsewang Chodon

  • Ontario Beef MoMos
  • Vegetarian MoMos (v)
  • Vegetable Pasta Noodles (v)

Head chef Tsewang Chodon is Tibetan-born and raised in Nepal. She had a keen interest in cooking different kinds of food when she was young and was taught by her father, a cook for trekkers in Nepal, and her mother who cooks many different types of food from Tibet and Nepal. She has cooked MoMos at Wychwood Barns and Leslieville Farmers’ Market, and other farmers’ markets in Toronto. MoMos are traditionally served at special occasions, such as the New Year, birthdays, etc.


Closson Chase Winery

  • 2014 Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2014 Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2017 K.J. Watson Pinot Gris

Closson Chase is a quality-driven winery that helped spearhead the birth of the Prince Edward County wine industry, using centuries-old European traditions & sustainable, innovative techniques to create world class wines using only the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris grapes.

An early advocate for sustainable practices, Closson Chase crafts fine wines that reflect each individual vintage, capturing the distinct qualities imparted by the soil and climatic variations of the year.

@clossonchasevineyards |



  • Homegrown White
  • Pompous Red
  • Selfie
  • Bravado

Original in product, bold in flavours, and audacious in branding, Megalomaniac crafts wines of distinction—but with a touch of sass. With 110-acres resting on top of the Niagara Escarpment, Megalomaniac provides outstanding views making the winery a must-see attraction.

@Megalomaniacjhc | Megalomaniac


Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery

  • 2016 Süssreserve Riesling
  • 2016 Locked & Loaded White
  • 2016 Locked & Loaded Red
  • Mead Royale
  • Legacy Cyser

Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery is owned and operated by a multigenerational beekeeping family and is committed to being environmentally and socially conscious beekeepers and winegrowers of the highest quality. We believe this is derived by the right combination of our people, place, and passion while producing honest and authentic wines. Located on the beautiful Beamsville Bench, the underlying buzz is our estate-produced honey & meads.

The winemaking team is lead by Ryan Corrigan, who joined in 2016, with previous experience in Niagara, Okanagan Valley, Europe and Napa Valley with a distinct focus Riesling, Chardonnay Cabernet Franc, and innovative meads utilizing classic old-world techniques.

@rosewoodwine |


Southbrook Vineyards

  • Connect Organic White
  • Triomphe Organic Chardonnay
  • Triomphe Organic Cabernet Franc Rosé
  • “Orange” Skin-Fermented Vidal
  • Triomphe Organic Merlot

Better Grapes, Better Wine, Better World - Southbrook's mission is to create delicious wines while regenerating the environment on our farm, and in our community.

The Redelmeier family has been making distinctive, age-worthy wines since 1991. When winegrower joined Southbrook in 2005, this commitment expanded to growing our own grapes without the use of synthetic fertilizers nor pesticides. Southbrook became the first winery in Canada to be certified both organic and biodynamic in 2008. Long known for the quality of our barrel-fermented Chardonnay and bold, rich red wines, we are more recently known as the makers of the original Ontario Orange wine. Stop by to taste and order these unique wines for home delivery:

@SouthbrookVineyards |


Beattie's Distillery

  • The Great Canadian Caeser
  • Kombucha Cocktail

We are a family run potato vodka distillery, working on the same land we have been farming for over 100 years in Southern Ontario. Having farmed the same land for so long, we are naturally passionate about environmental stewardship as well as giving back to the good people of Alliston.

Our vision is to be a truly sustainable distillery. Some of our goals include being waste free, electricity neutral, having all inputs come from our farm, continually striving for sustainable agricultural practices, and always helping the broader community in any way we can.

@beattiesdistillers |

Singers - Canada's Best Caesar Mix

The Griffin Gastropub & Events

The Griffin Gastropub promotes the best craft beer in the province and are bringing brews and ciders from across Ontario for you to enjoy!

@griffingastro |

Clear Lake Brewing Co. Griffin Market Brewing Co. Muskoka Pommies Sawdust Shiny Apple Cider Spearhead Brewing Company Steam Whistle Whitewater

Propeller Coffee Co.

  • Drip Coffee
  • Americano
  • Espresso
  • Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Cold Brew

Propeller Coffee is an award winning, small batch, speciality roaster based in Toronto that is passionate about sustainably sourcing, roasting & distributing the world's best coffee, and partnering with farmers and wholesale customers to help them serve great coffees to theirs.

@propellercoffeeco |