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2022 Sponsors & Brunch Partners

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November 6, 2022 – We delivered a curated brunch package featuring our favourite items from previous years.

Buoyed by the success of our curbside delivery 2021 event  year, we were pleased to offer brunch delivery again on November 6th, 2022. We offered a wonderfully curated brunch package personally delivered by a P4P 2022 Committee member. The package included a lovely assortment of non-perishable items – pancake mix, maple syrup, coffee, chocolate bonbons, and granola. Proceeds support the Parkinson’s Research Excellence Fund at the Edmond J. Safra Program at Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, UHN.

2022 Brunch Pantry Package

Steel cut oats from Bob’s Red Mill
Organic dark maple syrup from Forbes Wild Foods
House blend cranberry and orange granola from Parallel
Chocolate sesame spread from Parallel
One litre of fall-inspired juice from Black River Juice
340g bag of small batch, craft roasted ground coffee from Neighbourhood Coffee
Housemade pancake mix from Mattachioni
OR ‘Pancake Essentials’ from Mildred’s Temple Kitchen*
Homemade jam from Lennox Farm
Brown sugar oatmeal bonbons from Chocolat de Kat

and
Exclusive access to a special virtual demo with Chef Jamie Kennedy and Pastry Chef Joanne Yolles

2022 Supporters

Richardson Wealth – Kruzel & Partners

Marc Anthony Venere Foundation

Brenda Glazer and Family

Christina Sorbara

DK Johnson

Pamela Stevens

2022 Sponsors

Bob's Red Mill

Bob's Red Mill

2022 Sponsor

Bob Moore and his wife, Charlee, founded Bob’s Red Mill in 1978 with the mission of building a company that would provide wholesome foods to folks around the world, and offer financial security to its employees. After succeeding beyond his wildest dreams, Bob took it one step further in 2010, when he created an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that would give employees stock in the company.

Instagram: @bobsredmill

The Printing & Promotion Group

The Printing & Promotion Group

2022 Print Sponsor

PPG Advertising is a skilled and experienced design, marketing & print company based in Vaughan, Ontario. Services include professional advertising and print solutions – from design development to printed collateral.

2022 Brunch Partners

Keith Wallace and Grant Keane

Keith Wallace and Grant Keane

Black River Juice

Canadian-owned and operated, Black River Juice had its humble beginnings in the cherry orchards of Prince Edward County. Their juices are full of rich flavour, and nearly all of them contain no added sugars or flavouring. Black River Juice is available at many retailers throughout Ontario.

Instagram: @blackriverjuice

David Mattachioni

David Mattachioni

Mattachioni

David Mattachioni opened his first Italian trattoria with the hopes of making the world a better place, one pizza at a time. Mattachioni had been the pizzaiolo at Terroni and decided to open his own small bakery and pizzeria on Dupont in 2015, later expanding with the help of his family and friends to Gerrard St East in January 2021. Operating a take-out, bodega style shop and churning out fresh sourdough loaves during the lockdowns, he hopes to return to the classic sit down restaurant soon. At Mattachioni, they bake their own loaves of bread, prepare fresh meals, pick up their own produce, and give away their sourdough starter! A one-stop shop with two locations – 1617 Dupont St and 1501 Gerrard St East.

Instagram: @mattachioni

Bill and Jeanette French

Bill and Jeanette French

Lennox Farm

Lennox Farm is a family-owned and operated farm in Melanchthon, Ontario that grows 20 crops year-round. They are passionate about agriculture, education, protecting our land, and reducing environmental impact. Their farm market is known for providing the freshest, locally grown fruits and vegetables to the community, as well as their fresh baking and preserves.

Instagram: @BrianFrench

Barry and Jennifer Hillier

Barry and Jennifer Hillier

Neighbourhood Coffee

Neighbourhood Coffee celebrates Toronto and the many neighbourhoods that make our city home. With coffee, they want to bring Toronto together so people can connect, converse and turn neighbours into friends. Roasted in small batches using a unique blend of beans, their coffee captures the diversity of Toronto while maintaining sophisticated and robust flavours.

Instagram: @neighbourhoodcoffee.to

Alon, Guy and Aharon Ozery

Alon, Guy and Aharon Ozery

Parallel Bros.

Brothers, Alon, Guy and Aharon Ozery founded Parallel Bros. based on their love of sesame butter and the desire to share their food culture in the most delicious way possible. The restaurant is known for its modern twists on Middle Eastern Classics. With Israeli born chef and baker George Gabsky at the helm of the kitchen, Parallel has become one of the most popular destinations on the Geary Street strip.

Instagram: @parallel_bros

Kata Ambrus

Kata Ambrus

Chocolat de Kat

Made in small batches, Kata’s bonbons are known for their punchy flavours and exquisite designs. Chocolat de Kat can be found at 824 St Clair Ave W in a small shop shared with De Mello Coffee.

Instagram @chocolatdekat

Jonathan Forbes

Jonathan Forbes

Forbes Wild Foods

Forbes Wild Foods supplies wild, hand-picked foods that are sustainably harvested from the Canadian wilderness by trained, knowledgeable pickers. Forbes suppliers practice progressive harvesting methods — ones that are both sustainable for its neighbouring plant species and surrounding ecosystem; and for the pickers themselves, whose livelihood is supported by a thriving source of wild foods. Only wild foods that grow in great abundance and whose survival is not in danger are considered for harvest. Forbes also works to help propagate rare wild food plants by reintroducing them to lands that need remedial attention.

Instagram: @forbeswildfoods

Donna Dooher

Donna Dooher

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

With more than 30 years of professional experience in food service, Donna Dooher has made her mark on Canada’s culinary world as a celebrated chef, caterer, TV personality, cookbook author and restaurateur. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is located at 85 Hanna Avenue in Liberty Village.

Instagram @mildredstemplekitchen