For the entire month of March, many of Toronto’s top restaurants will be offering locally focused prix fixe menus for $35 or $50 per person with proceeds going to The Stop Community Food Center. The Stop is an organization that believes that good food should be a basic human right. To that end, they work to increase access to food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community and challenges inequality.
The Stop and Crosstown Kitchens Chefs kicked off the month long-initiative called Stop for Food with an Iron Chef type challenge held at the ROM’s C5 restaurant. The competition pitted chefs from Amuse Bouche, Torito, C5 and The Stop’s Chris Brown against Jamie Kennedy from Jamie Kennedy Kitchens.
Fiesta Farms provided all the participating chefs with the groceries they needed to whip up some incredible canapes. As you may know, many of Toronto’s chefs consider Fiesta Farms their go-to grocery store. We had the rare occasion to have a bunch of Toronto’s finest chefs in the store at once. So, we took the opportunity to ask them about Stop for Food and Fiesta Farms.
Watch Luis Valenzuela (Torito), Ted Corrado (C5), Chris Brown (The Stop), Bertrand Alépée (Amuse Bouche) talk about The Stop and why they’re lending their efforts to such a great cause.
Jason Innis (Amuse Bouche) tells us why he’s excited to buy beef heart, tripe, sweetbreads at Fiesta Farms.
Luis Valenzuela (Torito) talks about Fiesta Farms and the importance of local food choices.
Ted Corrado (C5) lives right around the corner and tells us why Fiesta Farms is his favourite spot to shop.