What started as a whim has now become a Toronto tradition. The idea was simple enough, gather Toronto’s finest chefs and let them cook with Cheese Boutique ingredients and pair those dishes with wine. The Festival of Chefs provides a face to face channel of communication between the chef and the patron. The foodie community mixes and mingles in an interactive environment where learning techniques can be observed first-hand each weekend. After watching how dishes are assembled, the audience is invited to sample the final product.
A sommelier pairs wine to compliment each dish.
The annual selection process begins in January with the gathering of an in-house committee. Criteria for selections are: achievements, critical acclaim, style of cuisine, experience, potential and popular demand. Every year the Festival also features a Chef’s Table at which special guests act as ambassadors for our customers. The Festival is a celebration of culinary excellence, of passion, fine ingredients and sharing knowledge.
Sat May 5 –Rob Gentile Buca
Sun May 6 –Lora Kirk Ruby Watchco
Sat May 12 –John Horne Oliver & Bonacini
Sun May 13 –Frank Parhizgar Frank’s Kitchen
Sat May 19 –Graham Pelley e11even
Sun May 20 –Victor Barry Splendido
Mon May 21 –Albert Ponzo Le Sélect Bistro
Sat May 26 –Rupert Martin Joey Restaurant Group
Sun May 27 –Rocco Agostino Pizzeria Libretto
A minimum donation of $5.00 entitles you to a sample dish and a glass of wine to support our returning Festival charity. 100% of the proceeds is collected and administered by Famous PEOPLE Players towards their scholarship Fund. Charity No: 11909 0959 RR0001
Pre-event tickets can be purchased online through FPP
Cheese Boutique Festival of Chefs: Mission
Invite Toronto’s finest chefs for cooking demonstrations using Cheese Boutique’s ingredients, every Saturday and Sunday in May (and Adding Victoria Day, Monday).
Let them cook, and pair their sample dishes with wine from local wineries for our festival patrons.
If you have any questions about this event, contact Afrim Pristine, 416.762.6292