2018 : TERROIR 12
Over the last 12 years, we've had the honour of hosting some pretty awesome people. We invite you to take a look back and reflect on the revelry, starting with Terroir 12 : TERROIRNOMICS.
THE POWERFUL ECONOMICS OF LOCAL
The 2018 Terroir Symposium was a chance for industry to gain practical knowledge, grow their professional network and glean inspiration from the community powered by the economics of local. Together we learned how our terroir supports economic profitability, a healthy corporate culture, environmental sustainability and vibrant communities wherever you may stand.
We gathered a unique program of thought-leaders, visionaries and influencers to share their insights, ideas and experiences on how to leverage what comes from our lands, lakes and oceans. It was an interactive day to listen and discuss the opportunities and challenges of showcasing terroir in our businesses and destinations.
Our presenters were leaders in the global hospitality and tourism sectors and spoke on a variety of topics including technology and innovation, economically viable business models, and dynamic marketing and partnerships that
showcase the best of Terroir.
THE 2018 PROGRAM
THE 2018 FOOD + BEVERAGE PROGRAM
BREAKFAST was brought to you by Durham Tourism, featuring a collaboration between the Art Gallery of Ontario and Durham College's W. Galen Weston Centre for Food.
- ANNA MAE CRESPO OF DURHAM COLLEGE
- RENÉE BELLEFEUILLE OF ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO
DESSERT was presented by Cacao Barry, where talented local chefs are invited to pair Canadian ingredients with Cacao Barry chocolates for a unique dessert experience.
- CORA JAMES OF MAMAKAS TAVERNA + AGORA
- STUART CAMERON OF MIRA RESTAURANT
- TINA SU OF BUTTER AVENUE
- DANIEL STUBBE OF STUBBE CHOCOLATES
- SYLVIE THOBOR OF THOBORS CAFE GOURMAND
- ROB GENTILE OF BUCA
Guests were kept hydrated by a variety of delicious local beverages including:
- TORONTO'S FINEST TAP WATER
- LAVAZZA COFFEE
- PLUCK TEAS
- GREAT LAKES BREWERY
- BEAU'S ALL NATURAL BREWING CO.
- THORNBURY CIDER
- TOP SHELF SPIRITS
- VINEA SPIRIT
- VQA WINES OF ONTARIO
The 2018 LUNCH was all about highlighting the global flavours found in Toronto's suburbs. From Brampton to Scarborough, food writer Suresh Doss curated a selection of mom and pop shops that serve up authentic food from all corners of the world.
Toronto’s multicultural food prowess is best experienced when you leave the downtown core and visit the various micro neighbourhoods. Nearly every corner of the globe is represented in strip malls and tucked away shops, where mom n’ pop shops double as portals to cuisine from a specific time and place. The goal of the lunch program is to bring this uptown culture to the city.
SYRIAN BY AMIR FATTAL OF BEROEA KITCHEN
MIDDLE EASTERN BY OZERY BROTHERS + TOMER MARKOVITZ OF PARALLEL
SRI LANKAN BY ROSHAN KANAGARAJAH OF KITCHEN GUERRILLA
TRINIDADIAN BY REESA KHAN OF MONA'S ROTI
AFRICAN BY BASHIR MUNYE OF NOMADIC CUISINE
LEBANESE BY ALI DBOUK OF GHADIR MEAT & RESTAURANT
HAKKA BY MEI, MICHAEL, JOANNA & JEANETTE LIU OF YUEH TUNG RESTAURANT
PERANAKAN BY ELLE SIM OF LION CITY TORONTO
OJIBWAY BY SHAWN ADLER OF POW WOW CAFE
INDIAN BY NOUREEN FEERASTA OF RICKSHAW BAR
Photos by Michelle Doucette and Jo Dickins