Toronto Catering Showcase 2016

Over 300 food enthusiasts came together to enjoy the inaugural Toronto Catering Showcase presented by EventSource.ca on October 16, 2016. The grand event took place at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, where guests got to indulge in culinary delights prepared by 12 of Toronto’s most notable catering companies.




The Toronto Catering Showcase allowed guests to enjoy an afternoon of pure epicurean indulgence (pictures below). The event was $65 all-in, and provided all-inclusive access to culinary masterpieces, wines and craft beers from the top caterers in the Toronto area. Besides the delicious dishes, the event also featured local wines by the renowned Peller Estates, and a wide selection of craft beer provided by Brew Box Co.

Overall, the event was very well organized, and all 12 caterers were spaced out accordingly. There was a lot of room to walk around, and plenty of seating available. The event was also the perfect opportunity to scope out potential caterers for an upcoming event or wedding. However, it wasn't limited to those looking for event planning, Toronto Catering Showcase was fun for couples, families, and everyday culinary connoisseurs.

Please enjoy the food pictures from this year's Toronto Catering Showcase 2016 below. For more pictures of the fun, please check out the hashtag #TCS2016 on Instagram and Twitter.

10tation Event Catering

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East Coast Duo - seared scallop, poached lobster, celeriac puree, granny smith apple, bisque, celery leaves, and kale



Daniel et Daniel

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Chicken Cobbler - chicken, kale, aged cheddar, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, sweet potato biscuit

Roasted Butternut Squash & Arugula Salad with Brussels Sprout Leaves - figs, fifth town capri blue and candied pecans, apple cider vinaigrette


Apple Pie - sous vide apple, pickled apple gelee, edlerflower ice cream, pie crust ganache, quinoa barley granola


Eatertainment Special Events & Catering

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Lemony Panelle - with romesco sauce, grilled octopus salad with olives, peppers, frisee, arugula & chorizo crumble


White Chocolate Arancini in Graham Crust - with black pepper cherry compote & lemon balm


elle cuisine

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Handmade Yukon Gold Gnocchi - san marzano tomato sauce, homemade ricotta cheese, micro basil, basil oil, fried tomato skins



Sticky Toffee Pudding - bourbon butterscotch, liquid nitro cinnamon ice cream, housemade caramel corn


en Ville Event Design and Catering

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Beer Braised Ontario Beef Cheek Short Plate


Maple-Roasted Pumpkin Tartlet


Encore Catering

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Ahi Poke - tuna, avocado, scallions, sesame seed & oil, pea leaves, Thai chili, wakame, potato noodle, soy sauce & rice vinegar


Veggie Taco - mango, chili, papaya, tofu, cashews, tomatoes, coriander & onion


Crisp Wonton Bolso - dungeness crab, old cheddar, corn, chili corn mayo, crisp wonton purse


The Food Dudes

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Shawarma Taco - raised lamb neck, Greek yogurt, hot sauce, beet pickled Jicama, feta, mint gremolata, tortilla strips


Kiss the Cook Catering

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Miso Carbonara Lamian


L-eat Catering

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21-ingredient Paese Calabrese Coleslaw, Branzino Crudo with Lime, Kimchi, and Avocado


Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cup Tarts


Parts & Labour

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Chicken & Waffles - mole fried chicken on top of warm buttermilk waffles



BC Snapper Crudo


Presidential Gourmet

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Sushi Taco - crispy wonton, sushi rice, miso sake shrimp, pickled ginger, scallion and sesame aioli


Toben Food By Design

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Artisan House Smoked Sausage - served on a Fuji Apple Crisp with red wine braised cabbage and house grainy-dijon mustard 


Garam Masala Jumbo Shrimp - with maple-curry house bacon and pineapple-mint relish


Oysters from OystersXO


Guests enjoyed live music from Wellington Music


Overall, the event was successfully put together, and I had a lot of fun.

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[Recipes] Eat The Rainbow with Greens+

** All three recipes are created by Joy McCarthy (@joyoushealth) **

Berry Green Bites


Ingredients:

1 cup raw cashews
½ cup dried blueberries
½ cup shredded unsweetened dried coconut
6 soft medjool dates, pitted
2 scoops greens+ mixed berry
Juice from 1 lemon
Zest from 1 lemon

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a food processor. Blend until combined. Roll into 1 inch balls.
Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for one month.

Green Goodness Smoothie Bowl


Ingredients:

1 cup kale
1 cup chopped mango (reserve some for smoothie bowl topping)
1 tbsp chia seeds
½ avocado
1 scoop vegan greens+ O natural acai mango
1 scoop fermented vegan proteins+, vanilla
1 cup coconut milk

Garnish (Optional):

Handful blueberries and sliced strawberries
Chopped macadamia nuts
Coconut flakes
Chopped mango

Directions:

Toss all ingredients into a blender. Blitz until creamy. Pour into a bowl and top with remaining ingredients.

Hello Sunshine Smoothie


Ingredients:

1 orange, peeled
1 kiwi, peeled
1 cup pineapple, cubed
½ a lemon, peeled
1 banana
Handful spinach
1 scoop greens+ original plain
1 cup coconut water (or more if desired)

Directions:

Toss all ingredients into a blender. Blitz until creamy.

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Food for Action 2016 - Night Cap

Mark October 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm down on your calendar as Food for Action 2016 - Night Cap will be happening . The Food for Action 2016 - Night Cap event is an indulgent evening showcasing dishes from some of Toronto's talented chefs. The proceeds from Food for Action 2016 support Action Against Hunger’s programs in tackling global hunger.


Food for Action 2016 will be taking place at the George Brown Culinary School on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The event commences with a three-course meal for a table of eight donors (one chef per table). The event features 10 chefs from some of Toronto’s best restaurants who will each be preparing a special three-course meal for a table of eight donors (in other words, one chef per table).

Following dinner, guests will indulge in the Nightcap after-party, which will run from 8:30 pm until midnight, and feature unlimited nibbles, drinks, and fun in support of Action Against Hunger’s fight to end hunger.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Location: George Brown College - Hospitality and Tourism Campus at 300 Adelaide Street East (Atrium), Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
Time: 8:30 pm
Ticket Price: $49.99
Purchase Tickets: Food for Action by Action Against Hunger (event brite)

Some of the amazing restaurants that will be serving their delicious food at the upcoming after-party:

Levetto
Sublime Catering
Tabule
Penny Candy Jam
Revel Food
Gushi


Action Against Hunger was founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger (ACF) is a leading international humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, with a special focus on children under five. Our programs save lives and provide communities with long-term solutions to hunger and its underlying causes. We work in 46 countries and supported approximately 14.9 million people in 2015.













SUBWAY Canada's Carved Turkey Sandwich #FallForCarvedTurkey

A couple of weeks ago, a few selected foodies, and I were invited to visit Country Apple Orchard in King City to join SUBWAY Canada for a 3-course lunch. We were joined by Subway Canada's Executive Chef, Chris Martone, and other executives from the company. 


 "Our mission is to provide Canadians with on-the-go meal options they can feel good about," says Chef Chris Martone, executive chef for SUBWAY Canada® restaurants. "The Carved Turkey sandwich is a great example of this. Paired with a cranberry mustard, it's a premium sandwich that's fit for the fall."


We started the afternoon off with some IZZE® sparkling juice beverages, available at participating Subway locations. The beverages are made with 100% real fruit juice from concentrate, no added sugar, no preservatives and no caffeine. The two flavours of IZZE® sparkling juices, along with the limited edition apple pie cookie are also on the menu to complement the new Carved Turkey sandwich. 

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 We also indulged in some appetizers prior to our lunch.

100% Canadian Turkey Crostini - with brie Chinese & cranberry dressing


100% Canadian Turkey Kofta - with cranberry mustard sauce

 

Butternut Squash Dumpling - with maple sauce and hints of apple & sweet potato  


 Upon arriving to the Country Apple Orchard, we were treated to a hay ride to our lunch destination. The table setting was beautifully decorated with flowers, place mats with detailed menu, and mason jars - overlooking the lush orchard.


1st Course: Goat Cheese and Candied Pecan Salad - cranberry mustard dressing

 

 2nd Course: SUBWAY Craved Turkey - spinach & tomato

As of October 11, 2016, the new Carved Turkey sandwich is available nationwide at participating locations as part of the new limited-time fall menu. The Carved Turkey sandwich is made with thick-cut slices of 100 per cent Canadian turkey (from Turkey Farmers of Canada) and topped with cranberry mustard sauce. It should be noted that SUBWAY Canada® restaurants is sourcing the turkey exclusively from Canadian farmers, and the products are free of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.


3rd Course: Ice Cream Sandwich - featuring apple pie cookie


We were also given the opportunity to go apple picking on the Country Apple Orchard for 30 minutes after our meal. It was my first time picking apples, and it was pretty fun!

Location (address) is 3105 16th Sideroad, King City, ON L7B 1A3, Canada

 

Thank you SUBWAY Canada & Veritas for having and hosting us.


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Disclaimer: The food provided in this post was complimentary. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.