Gather to imagine the future of food in a city celebrated for eclectic restaurants, global cuisine and embracing new cultures through what’s on our plate. Centrally located in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe Region, Toronto is also surrounded by a vast agricultural greenbelt and home to one of the largest food production clusters in North America. From the tender fruit and viticulture of Niagara to “Ontario’s salad bowl” of farms in the fertile Holland Marsh, the city and region sustain a thriving food and beverage industry, ripe with innovation.
Events planners can call on internationally recognized expertise in food and hospitality services, culinary arts, and nutritional science, for topics from plant-based products, food security and sustainability. Local institutions include the Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt) research facility at George Brown College, and University of Toronto’s academic Culinaria Research Centre.
[Toronto’s food scene] is the best-case scenario: The absence of tradition has allowed a creative, anything-goes climate to thrive. Because of this, there is huge culinary opportunity in Toronto, and many of the world’s biggest chefs have noticed, hauling their Michelin stars north and setting up shop.
When you’re eating out in a city as diverse as Toronto, a whole world of flavours is always within walking distance. From hole-in-the-wall joints with no phone to luxurious tasting menus, Toronto is a food lover’s dream city.
The region’s specialty food sector has increased dramatically. Multiculturalism ensures that food manufacturers remain at the forefront of culinary trends and product developments.
Meetings in Toronto benefit from:
- Access to talented speakers and renowned industry thought-leaders
- An engaged talent pool with opportunity to drive attendance and membership
- Access to local sponsorships through a connected, local network
- An engaged local community for network, off-site venues and innovative site visits