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The Tastemaker Tour Toronto 2018

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May 18th – 19th, 2018
Evergreen Brick Works
Friday: 7pm-11pm
Saturday: 1pm-5pm & 7pm-11pm

Join a stellar line-up of Toronto’s best culinary talent for a two-day showcase of the city’s finest food & drink.

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Vikram Vig
Vikram Vij

Michael Hunter

Rob Gentile
Rob Gentile

Patrick Kriss

Victor Barry
Victor Barry

Grant van Gameren

Chef Elia Herrera
Chef Elia Herrera

Shahir Massoud to HOST Chef Susur Lee at TIFF Food on Film a Delicious 3 part film series

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Shahir Massoud – HOST Profile:

Shahir Massoud is the current co-host on CBC’s The Goods. After graduating from York University’s Schulich School of Business, Shahir Massoud decided to pursue his true passion and move to New York City to enroll in the famed French Culinary Institute. While in New York, he worked in the kitchens of Mario Batali (Lupa), Jean-Georges Vongerichten (The Mark Hotel) and Saveur magazine. Massoud has since moved on to become the Corporate Executive Chef at Levetto, overseeing multiple locations all over Ontario. Massoud has also made regular appearances on various Canadian morning and daytime programs including Cityline and Breakfast Television.


7-night Tahiti & The Society Islands Cruise – Featuring Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra

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Italian native Massimo Capra began his culinary career in a famous trattoria near Venice before turning his talents to the hotel industry in northern Italy.

In 1982, he relocated to Toronto, Canada, where he began working at a restaurant owned by a family member. From there, he became an acclaimed chef at Prego della Piazza restaurant, where he remained for nine years.

His next venture occurred in 1997, when joined forces with Paolo Paolini to open Mistura Restaurant of Toronto, offering upscale Italian dining. Sopra Upper Lounge, an exclusive event venue located above Mistura, opened in 2006.

Chef Massimo’s culinary empire continued to expand in 2010, when he licensed his name to the famous Rainbow Room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. More recently, he became chef/brand owner of Boccone Trattoria Veloce and Boccone Pronto at Pearson airport in Toronto and of Soprafino Restaurant at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. And last year, he opened Capra’s Kitchen—a casual Italian eatery with a heavy emphasis on pasta, pizza, and antipasto—in his hometown of Mississauga, Ontario.

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