The Food Dudes kicked off MUZIK’s new Bier Gardens by hosting their second annual Food Dudes Block Party on June 26. They partnered this year with Bluebird, presenting “A Food and Art Thing”. Bluebird is known for their vivid showcases of local artists expressing the connection between food and art. Bluebird celebrates cuisine through a variety of sensational and creative ways like graffiti, photography, sculpture, live Food Art Exhibitions and more. The block party also served as the launch of MUZIK’s Bier Gardens’ Keg Party.
The event raised awareness for the Daily Bread Food Bank, as each guest was required to donate a non-perishable food item in order to enter the event.
All food was 5 dollars, using food tickets, and there were plenty of drinks on hand as well.
In just under five years, The Food Dudes have grown their once small, home-based operation into one of Toronto’s most innovative full-service catering companies and one of Toronto’s most popular food trucks. The Food Dudes raise the bar by using fresh and local ingredients, provide sophisticated original fare, all while providing a genuine culinary experience. Recipes are comprised of the freshest, most natural ingredients purchased from local sources including Cherryvale Organic Farm and the St. Lawrence Market. The sustainability of food sources is also a fundamental priority to the vision of The Food Dudes, and they work with local suppliers of seafood, poultries, meats, dairy and produce to maintain the local agriculture environment.
The Food Dudes will be opening Tabula Rasa, a brick and mortar restaurant on Harbord (just West of Spadina) in early 2014. Next door to the restaurant will be a Food Dudes takeout joint catering to U of T students and all of their food truck fans and followers. Construction begins September 1st!
Find the Food Dudes every Wednesday evening all summer long at MUZIK for the MUZIK Keg Party. For more information on the Food Dudes visit thefooddudes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
RENDER is a collaborative performance project, committed to bringing you the best of Toronto’s talent. RENDER Vol. 1 is taking place this Monday, July 29th at Nyood. The first edition features Chef Rob Bragagnolo of Marben, who will be serving up a fixed course dinner service alongside four visual artists showcasing and selling original works. Six performers will be doing essential minimixes and live collaborations. All tickets include a complimentary cocktail and RENDER Volume 1 art print.
Performers and Artists Featured:
- KID MK
- DARA VANDOR
- UBER 5000
- FREE N LOSH
- JASON FIELD
- STEPH AVERY
- NICK MOORE
- THE PRENUP
Tickets including dinner are $40. Performance only tickets are $20. Tickets are available via Uniiverse.
RENDER Volume 1 – Monday, July 29th @ Nyood 1096 Queen St W.
There is a $20 cover. Food will be available including summer bean salad and garlic shrimp. Drinks will include Sangria and Chardonnay.
For more information visit the Facebook event page or RSVP @ 647.991.4329.
We’re giving away a Night Market prize pack!
How to Enter
1. Follow @NightMarketTO on Twitter & Tweet the following:
I’m attending the official launch of @NightMarketTO this Wednesday July 24 @99Sudbury and I want to win the #NightMarketTO gift pack!
2. You may enter the contest by tweet once per day
Contest starts on Monday July 22nd and ends on Wednesday July 24th at 10pm.
One lucky winner will be chosen randomly and announced shortly after the end of contest.
About The Night Market
The Night Market is a free, weekly bazaar, held every Wednesday Night from 5pm-10pm at 99 Sudbury, from July 3rd – October 23 2013.
Vendors include farmers with fresh produce; grocery items from local purveyors like cheeses, breads and meats and locally made products like sauces, pickles, preserves and baked goods. Food vendors include local restaurants, pop ups, and food trucks selling freshly made food to eat at the market or to take home. Stay for a drink from one of the local drink vendors including wineries, spirit distilleries and breweries. Retail vendors including artisans are also on hand selling clothing, jewelry, art, crafts, flowers and more.
For more information visit NightMarketTO.com
About Chef Works Canada
Chef Works can currently be found in over 45 countries around the world. As the only global culinary apparel brand, they have been successfully manufacturing and distributing high-quality culinary apparel internationally for over 45 years. During this time, the company has remained resolute in their mission to provide the best-quality products at the most competitive prices.For more information on Chef Works Canada, visit chefworks.ca.
About Culinary Adventure Company
Culinary Adventure Company prides themselves on providing the best & most unique foodie experiences. Winner of the 2012 Ontario Tourism Award for Best Culinary Tourism Experience! Join Culinary Adventure Company on a food crawl as you taste the dishes, meet the Chef’s…and get a “Behind the Scenes” peak into the city’s culinary underbelly!
For more information on Culinary Adventure Company visit culinaryadventureco.com.
Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium (AKS) is a celebration of Toronto’s vibrant food culture that brings together the city’s hottest restaurant, food truck and pop-up vendor chefs to raise money for local food initiative, My Food My Way. My Food My Way is a youth nutrition education program that aims to engage youth in food and nutrition in a way that makes sense to them. Rather than distributing nutrition facts or telling students what they should eat, MFMW seeks to empower them using hands-on learning, and collaborative education to make healthy choices for themselves.
AKS combines the model of the casual pop-up party with the diner interaction and entertainment quality of an action-packed cooking competition.
This is how it’s all going to go down:
At each event, there’s a secret ingredient chosen that will be revealed when you show up to the event.
Four Toronto culinary superstars will each prepare two dishes that showcase the chosen ingredient, and you will have the chance to purchase whatever your heart desires for $6 per item. Delicious beer, wine and cocktails will also be available throughout the duration of the event for $6.
Approximately 2/3 of the way through the event, chefs will be invited one at a time to present their dishes to our panel of celebrity judges on the stadium stage. The judges will provide appropriate commentary and evaluate the dishes on taste, presentation, and originality.
Meanwhile, all of this action will be filmed and projected live onto a large screen for guests to watch, between which DJ Michael Anthony will be pumping out the tunes for your entertainment. There will also be food product gift baskets being raffled off so you could go home with a full belly AND a basket!
After each of the three consecutive battles, a winning chef will be selected to move onto the championship battle taking place at the Delicious Food Show on the Food Network celebrity stage. The final “wild card” competitor for the championship battle will be selected by YOU via an online poll.
BATTLE TWO Chefs:
- Andres Marquez and Howard Dubrovsky of Fonda Lola
- Rodney Bowers of Hey Meatball & Food Network
- Peter Ramsay of the *NEW* Geraldine
- Jesse Vallins of The Saint
BATTLE TWO Judges:
- Trish Magwood (Food Network, Celebrity Cookbook Author)
- Mike Chalut (Proud FM, TV Actor)
- Vita Chambers (Pop Star Recording Artist of Hit Song “Fix You”)
- Maggie McKeown (Food Network Judge)
BATTLE ONE Secret Ingredient:
Um… it’s a secret? But for those with food restrictions, please know the ingredient itself is vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free (the prepared dishes, however, may or may not be).
BATTLE ONE details:
July 21st 1-4pm
MOD Club 722 College St W
$10 tickets online. $15 at the door, pending availability. More information can be found on the facebook event page.
A portion of all food and ticket sales, and 100% of raffle ticket sales will be going to My Food My Way.
Tickets are available now via Uniiverse.