Street Eats Fest 2019
Top Toronto chefs bring a community together for CRC | Regent Park Food Centre’s 3rd Annual Street Eats Fest
Nothing brings a community together better than food, and on Wednesday, November 27th, Toronto’s most buzzworthy chefs will come together for Street Eats Fest 2019 – to celebrate the City’s diverse cuisine while raising critical funds for the CRC | Regent Park Community Food Centre’s programs to combat food insecurity for people living in the downtown east.
Downtown Toronto social services agency CRC | Regent Park Community Food Centre has assembled nine top players in the vibrant local food scene for the 2019 edition of Street Eats Fest. This event is a remarkable platform for culinary aces Joshna Maharaj, Shawn Adler (Pow Wow Café/Flying Chestnut Café), Suzanne Barr (True True Diner/Avling Kitchen and Brewery), Miriam Streiman (Mad Maple/George Brown Culinary School), Jesse Luangrath (416 Snack Bar), Carl Heinrich and Ryan Donovan (Richmond Station), Patricia Chung (Singh's Trini-Vibes), Justin Cournoyer (Actinolite), and Aemilius (Milo) Ramirez and lwrds duniam (Comiditas) to serve up their street eats-influenced dishes to guests, all while supporting a worthy cause.
Aside from reveling in delectable food, guests can also enjoy the night’s exhilarating live music while enjoying Magnotta premium Canadian wines and craft beers from Louis Cifer Brew Works and Radical Road Brewing. Presenting sponsor for the event is Equitable Bank of Canada. Our host for 2019 is CBC’s Talia Ricci. Last year’s event sold out early, and this year is set to do the same.
Funds raised at Street Eats Fest will support the CRC | Regent Community Food Centre, helping deliver critical, dignified programs and services for low-income people in Regent Park and the downtown east. Each year, CRC provides deeply affordable, supported, permanent housing for 100 tenants, 57,000 free, healthy and delicious community meals, cooking programs for 1,500 participants including children, youth and seniors, pre-employment culinary training programs, 240 allotment gardens for local residents, and free drop-in services such as showers, laundry, housing supports and advocacy services.
What: Street Eats Fest 2019
Where: CRC, 40 Oak Street, Regent Park, Toronto
When: Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Who: CRC | Regent Park Community Food Centre, top Toronto chefs including: Joshna Maharaj; Shawn Adler; Suzanne Barr; Miriam Streiman; Jesse Luangrath; Carl Heinrich; Ryan Donovan; Patricia Chung; Justin Cournoyer; lwrds duniam; and Aemilius (Milo) Ramirez.
Tickets for Street Eats are $75/person www.streeteats2019.com. Donations are welcome at www.tcrc.ca
About CRC | Regent Park Community Food Centre:
CRC is a mid-sized multiservice poverty relief and capacity-building agency operating in Regent Park – Canada’s oldest and largest social housing project – and the surrounding neighbourhood, known as the downtown east. Regent Park has the highest child poverty rate in Toronto (Toronto Star, 2016). In a 2016 survey, 77% of our participants reported living below the poverty line. Regent Park is a very diverse community (54% newcomers), and in addition to English, 70 other languages are spoken by residents, including French, Bengali, Mandarin, Tamil, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Somali, Tagalog and Arabic. In 2018, CRC served 57,000 healthy community meals, delivered Food Skills programs to 1,500 individuals, managed 243 allotment gardens, welcomed 3,500 people to our Taste of Regent Park family-friendly summer festival, and launched our new Culinary Skills Pre-Employment Training program. Known as “the go-to for all things food security-related in Regent Park,” CRC | RPCFC will showcase the culinary diversity of Toronto while profiling its social impact at Street Eats Fest.
For more information or media requests, please contact:
Director of Development and Communications
Office: 416-363-4234 ext. 238
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