This upcoming Toronto food event will feature 40 of the world's best chefs

Jun 12 2019, 10:35 pm

This fall, Toronto’s culinary scene is going to be graced by a mouthwatering event that’ll bring 40 of the world’s greatest chefs together under one roof, all for a good cause.

FoodBall will offer guests the chance to delight in delectable dishes, bright cocktails, and sweet desserts, while ticket proceeds support the Sinai Health Foundation.

This one-night-only event is one you won’t want to miss, featuring culinary talents from the Amalfi Coast, Tel Aviv, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and Miami as well as across Canada, from coast to coast.

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Each chef present will highlight their personal style with innovative canapés at their own individual stations. The event, held at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, will offer space for networking and learning while breaking proverbial bread.

In addition to the one of a kind culinary creations, the event will also feature a selection of top wineries from Italy and California, plus signature cocktail tastings.

Alan Fogel, FoodBall co-founder shared in a release that the response from the guest chefs has been positive from the outset. After starting by approaching talents in Canada, the organizing team contacted chefs from Italy, Denmark, Sweden, France, Israel, and the US.

“They are all genuinely excited to come to Toronto and cook together in support of this worthwhile cause,” Fogel said.

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According to FoodBall co-founder, Nick Di Donato of the Liberty Entertainment Group, the event will offer the opportunity to connect to chefs personally.

“Toronto is a sophisticated city that is used to international dining, but it is not every day we see chefs of this calibre cooking side by side in one location. Guests will have an opportunity to sample the work of some great culinary artists from 15 major cities. Each chef, in their own right, shines on the world stage and are gathering in Toronto for this unique event in support of a truly wonderful organization, Sinai Health Foundation,” Di Donato said.

FoodBall will take place on Friday, October 4, with only 600 tickets available. Tickets start at $199 for General Admission and $299 for VIP access, and will be available online at the end of June.

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The complete list of participating chefs includes:

Alfonso Iaccarino – Don Alfonso 1890 – Amalfi Coast
Avivit Priel – Avichai Ouzeria – Tev Aviv
Barak Aharoni – Alena – Tev Aviv
Raz Sela – Turkiz – Tev Aviv
Robert Mendoza – Le Saint Sebastien – Paris
Beau Clugston – Iluka – Copenhagen
David Leeder – Stockholm
Amanda Cohen – Dirt Candy – New York
Sal Lamboglia – Bar Primi – New York
Misti Norris – Petra and the Beast – Dallas
CJ Jacobson – Aba – Chicago
Neal Fraser – Redbird – Los Angeles
Carlos Garcia – Obra – Miami
Jeremy Charles – Raymonds – St. John’s
Jonathan Gushue – Fogo Island Joe – Batt’s Arm
Antonin Mousseau-Rivard – Le Mousso – Montreal
Antonio Park – Park – Montreal
Michele Forgione – Impasto – Montreal
Angus An – Maenam – Vancouver
Joel Watanabe – Kissa Tanto – Vancouver
Pino Posteraro – Cioppino’s – Vancouver
Robert Belcham – Campagnolo – Vancouver
Mandel Hitzer – deer + almond – Winnipeg
Afrim Pristine – Cheese Boutique – Toronto
Alexandra Feswick – Drake Devonshire Inn – Toronto
Carl Heinrich – Richmond Station – Toronto
Claudio Aprile – Xango – Toronto
Craig Harding – La Palma – Toronto
Doug Penfold – Chabrol – Toronto
Jackie Lin – Shoushin – Toronto
Jason Bangerter – Langdon Hall – Toronto
Jeff Kang – Canis – Toronto
Laura Maxwell – Le Select – Toronto
Luke Donato – Bacchanal – Toronto
Mitch Bates – Grey Gardens – Toronto
Nadege Nourian – Nadege Patisserie – Toronto
Renee Bellefeuille – AGO – Toronto
Romain Avril – Toronto
Saverio Macri – Don Alfonso 1890 – Toronto
Scott Saunderson – BlueBlood Steakhouse – Toronto


Where: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
When: October 4, 2019
Tickets: Available online at the end of June from $199


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