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Dinner That Gives Back; A Night Out With Aeroplan At Chefs For Change

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Is there a better night out than one spent with friends over a great meal? Absolutely. What’s better is a great meal prepared by some of the city’s best chefs with friends and all the profits go to charity. That is what I call a great night out and last night was just such a night. I attended Chefs For Change Mid-winter Feast at the Propeller Coffee location in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto as a guest of Aeroplan. Ten + celebrity chefs, four courses, great Ontario wine and a whole lot of fun conversation all to help support Community Food Centres Canada advocate for healthy food for all. It is a great night.

Chefs For Change

This is the fourth of five culinary events held during the season and the theme of tonight’s event is Community. A pretty easy theme to support given the host organization is all about building and supporting community through the sharing of food.

Chefs for Change will help Community Food Centres Canada to support vibrant, food-focused organizations that bring people in low-income communities together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for
healthy food for all.

Tickets are $150 per person with a $40 tax receipt mailed to you after the event. However, tonight I have been invited as a guest by Aeroplan along with 19 other members. Community Food Centre Canada is one of the many charities supported by Aeroplan’s “donate miles” program. Aeroplan also gifted 50,000 Aeroplan miles to be raffled off to those that made a direct donation to the charity at the event.

Dinner started with a welcome cocktail made with Sake and a couple of hors-d’oeuvres. My favourite was the Tuna Tataki.

Tuna Tataki appie at Chefs for Change

The dinner bell has been rung. Time to grab a seat at the harvest table and make some friends.

The table is set at Chefs for Change

The menu was predominately seafood based so I had opted in advance to go with a vegetarian option. Not the same dishes my new friends enjoyed but just as tasty in my opinion.

Dinner menu for Chefs For Change event

Lovely vegetarian salad course

The night started at 6:45 and ended around 10:30 ish. Plenty of fantastic wine, great conversation and food crafted by very talented local chefs. It was a great evening and one that has inspired me to donate some of my Aeroplan Miles to the charity. I live a very blessed life and am thrilled to help support an organization like Community Food Centre Canada with a donation of my Aeroplan miles. I am sure they can put those miles to good use building community through the sharing of food.

 

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Thanks to Aeroplan for inviting and hosting me at this dinner event. All views and opinions are 100% my own


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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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