Cancer changes a child’s life. So does Camp Ooch. Camp Ooch is a privately fund, volunteer-driven, year-round social support system for kids affected by childhood cancer and their families. Ooch provides camp-inspired programming in specialized paediatric cancer centre and communities across Ontario, and at Overnight Camp in Muskoka. At no cost to families, Ooch bring confidence, resiliency, and independence to over 1,700 Campers each year. Ticket sales and evening wine sales will support Camp Ooch's critical care for those in need.
Lorenzo Loseto George on Queen
With accolades like "#1 for Canadian Food in Toronto" from Zagat.com for George on Queen, Chef Lorenzo Loseto has earned his place among Canada’s premier chefs. Loseto’s innovative “Toronto Cuisine” is devoted to making everything from scratch with the freshest seasonal ingredients obtained locally when possible. His modern approach to cooking, combined with his classic training, has allowed him to create a delightful and inspiring food experience building on Canadian products and Toronto’s broad émigré traditions.
Monique Carbonell Bar Chef from CTV
Monique Carbonell has dedicated herself to demystifying the art form of cocktail mixology. Using household cooking tools, everyday spirits and a few secret elements she has been inspiring better drinking across Canada. Best known as the Cocktail Guru on CTV's nationally televised "The Social", Monique will inspire craft cocktail creation made easy.
Jef Edwards Reverie at the Park
Drawing inspiration from his French and Icelandic roots, Jef Edwards helms one of the most innovative kitchens in the Toronto restauratn scene. Tagged by blogTO as "Stunning...breathtaking..." Reverie plays on modern twists of classic french cuisine with the forager's and preservation philosophy of Nordic culture. Jef's technique focuses heavily on the molecular science behind food.
Will's wine and spirits industry experience spans aspects of hospitality, government, education, wine production, & communications. His work experience includes the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), Fairmont Hotels, & Harrah's Casinos. Will is best known as a top sommelier based in Toronto, most notably for the development of the world-class wine programs at Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants (Canoe Restaurant & Bar).
Will makes and markets wine from Oregon & South Africa under the Pearce Predhomme label. He is an instructor at the University of Guelph and has been broadcast nationally as a producer and host of The Globe & Mail Wine Basics Video Series.