Over 1000 guests. 61 chefs, restaurants and food purveyors. 32 beverage purveyors. Over 73,000 tastes prepared. And the results of this? Other than the killer food? (just keep scrolling for the food photos!)
Over 1 million meals delivered to Second Harvest‘s 215 partner agencies, thanks to the gross amount raised by Toronto Taste.
That is incredible!
I am one of the lucky few who get to see it all come together (and by “few” I mean: 329 volunteers, 23 staff and 19 steering committee members.)
The number of volunteers was staggering
to creating flower displays
It hard to believe this was my 5th year involved in Toronto Taste. Every year it’s a new experience. Sometimes because we’re at a new venue. Sometimes because of a new wave of Chefs, Vintners, Brewers and other Sponsors. Sometimes, like this year, because of all the fresh faces on the Steering Committee and at Second Harvest and our great our communications partners High Road Communications and The Brain Storm Group.
This year Jamie Drummond, of Good Food Revolution, joined Anna Withrow in live-tweeting pairings from the event. But he was too fast for me to catch a photo of him in action. Though I am still waiting for that glass of red he said he’d bring back for me to try.
Wish I could have been on the floor with Anna and Jamie, or even acting as a Roving Twitter Reporter, but I had my own duties:
no, that’s not the photo I meant…
no really, I was working!
Keeping this running
Though that shot was from the end of the night when the line ups for the Victoria Gin Martinis
finally started to wind down.
I even had a photography “intern” Moez, who helped with some of the setup shots after he finished his official volunteer duties and before he became a guest. Here he is later in the night with friends showing them how to pose casually.
And posed for a couple of photos for me.
I even got to see a couple friends
And taste a couple of dishes
it’s about the money raised for Second Harvest and the food we rescue.
Yes of course there are more photos