T.O. Food & Drink Fest is a new event that celebrates the best culinary experiences the city has to offer, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, April 22-24, 2022. Grab your friends and prepare your taste buds for three epic days of incredible tastings, classes, pairings, and music!

“We are thrilled to provide Torontonians with a one-stop experience to taste the very best from local chefs, restaurants, winemakers, spirit, beer and cider companies, and quality cuisine,” said Judy Merry, Festival Director for T.O. Food & Drink Fest. “Canada has never experienced a culinary event like this, and we look forward to providing a space where friends can gather, bond over delicious offerings, and take home the secrets to the latest food and drink trends.”

Chef Workshop and Stage (Sponsored by The AIR MILES® Reward Program)The most rewarding part of the festival where you’ll experience local and celebrity chefs cooking delicious dishes live on stage. Some of the chefs confirmed include:

  • Michael Hunter Co-owner Antler Kitchen Bar

  • Elia Herrera – Executive Chef and owner Colibri & LosCo Vegan

  • Trevor Lui – Owner of Joybird Fried Chicken, co-founder Quell Agency

  • Craig Wong – Owner Patois, Mignonette & Ting Irie

  • Afrim PristineMaître fromager and co-owner of Cheese Boutique

  • Bob Blumber – Author, TV host and professional gastronaut 

To see the Chef Workshop and Stage schedule, click here.

Shake It To Make It – Hands on Mixology Classes: Stir things up by checking out our hands on cocktail-making classes by Frankie Solarik, and soon enough, you will be slinging drinks like master mixologists! Attendees of mixology classes will learn how to craft two or more seasonally selected cocktails, pair ingredients and flavors for the perfect cocktail, and master the techniques required to become a genuine mixologist.

Meet The Makers – Perfectly paired with artisan cheeses by Savour Ontario: Experience an afternoon delight – sample divine local cheeses expertly paired with a selection of Ontario wines. 

Delicious Vibes – DJ Lounge: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the festival, and celebrate your friends and family throughout the weekend.

Flavour Street – Food Trucks: Featuring some of the best eats from the streets, and celebrating the best food trucks from around the city.

In addition, over 150 exhibitors will be on site, featuring a wide range of delicious and carefully selected independent producers of the finest food, drink and culinary products. Menus and pricing will be set by the individual vendors based on their products – with most dishes and drinks at the festival priced between $4-6.

T.O. Food & Drink Fest is a 19+ event. ID will be required at the door. Ticket entry includes; an amazing showcase and sampling opportunities at over 150 of the best food and drink brands, access to the city’s best chefs and experts cooking live, the latest trends, mixology classes, and DJs:  

To purchase tickets ($20), visit tofoodanddrinkfest.com.

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About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.