The Original Toronto Taste Trio

by | Apr 6, 2022 | Community

With the 30th anniversary of Toronto Taste, presented by The Daniels Corporation, fast approaching, we are busy chopping, mincing, sautéing, and souffléing behind the scenes in preparation for the event. But first, we’re serving up a little appetizer what is to come by introducing you to the original Toronto Taste Trio!

Back in April 22, 1991, twenty of Toronto’s top restaurants and 500 guests came together at the CN Tower for “Taste of the Nation,” a culinary fundraiser in support of ending hunger and food insecurity. And for the past 30 years, Mark McEwan, Dufflet Rosenberg, and Rodney Clark have been serving up their masterful culinary creations on the front lines at Toronto Taste, generously donating their time, energy, and resources to make a difference for Canadians in need. We are honoured to welcome them back once more this year and cannot wait to sample what they have in store for us!

Meet the Toronto Taste Trio

Mark McEwan

Celebrity Chef and Second Harvest Ambassador Mark McEwan has been an unwavering supporter of Second Harvest’s food rescue program. A famous television personality and owner of several successful restaurants including Bymark and Fabbrica, McEwan is proud to be involved with Second Harvest and its premier culinary event. “Toronto Taste is the most important event of the year in this city,” says McEwan.

First Toronto Taste dish: Tequila-Cured Salmon with Jicama Salad
Dish being served this year: East Cost Scallop Crudo on the Half Shell

Dufflet Rosenberg

Dishing up sweet treats for over 45 years, Dufflet Rosenberg is the founder and owner of Dufflet Pastries.  With her scrumptious and exquisite baked goods, Dufflet Pastries supplies delectable products to restaurants and cafes, specialty food shops, and upscale supermarkets, in addition to running a retail café and two pick up locations.

A year-round Second Harvest supporter, Rosenberg is excited to be part of Toronto Taste’s 30th anniversary. “Toronto Taste is a great opportunity to mingle with all of the other chefs. We are so busy and don’t often get the chance to,” says Rosenberg.

First Toronto Taste dish: Miniature chocolate pecan tarts and butter tarts.
Dish being served this year: Maple Almond Cheesecake Bars

Rodney Clark

Founder and owner of King West institution, Rodney’s Oyster House, known for its quality and freshness, Clark has been a Second Harvest supporter since day one. “Toronto Taste is a great event for a great cause,” says Clark.

First Toronto Taste dish: Mussels with dill vinaigrette.
Dish being served this year: Salt fish patties

Tickets to Toronto Taste are still available, and every dollar raised helps us rescue enough food to provide two meals. So come celebrate with us on Sunday, June 12th at Evergreen Brick Works to eat, drink and make a difference!

Get your tickets now!

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