2023 Guests with Quince Flowers.

2023 Event Highlights

Jeanne Beker

2023—Our biggest brunch yet!

Thank you to all who attended our sold-out brunch at the Brick Works on Sunday, November 2023. Through the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and attendees, we raised over $291,000 (net) at Porridge for Parkinson’s 2023—with donations still coming in. This takes our fundraising total to over $1.37 million. We are truly grateful for your generous contributions.

As you know, proceeds from Porridge for Parkinson’s are directed to the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease at Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, UHN. Led by Dr Anthony Lang, the program continues to be one of the world’s most influential centres in research, education, and patient care for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

We can’t wait to present Dr Lang and his team with this year’s contribution to Parkinson’s research. If you would like to donate in 2023, please click the button below.

Event highlights

Photos courtesy of Brian Summers, Summers Pictures.

Three cheers for our chefs

Our chefs and beverage partners deserve a big thank you for their significant contribution to the success of Porridge for Parkinson’s 2023. Their brunch offerings were delicious, and they managed our hungry crowd with grace.

For foodies

A selection from the 2023 menu.

2023 blog

Chef spotlights, special guests, and a fun five minutes on CP24.

Celebrating Donna Dooher

Celebrating Donna Dooher

Iconic Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in Liberty Village is known for locally sourced, seasonal ingredients—simply and sumptuously prepared.

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Welcome back, Kata

Welcome back, Kata

Kata’s contributions to brunch delivery during the pandemic were a hit. Meet her in person on November 12 at the Brick Works.

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Fund a Fellow

Fund a Fellow

Dr. Lang: “[fellows are] the future of our field, they’re the future of the care we provide, and they’re the future of the research.”

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Chef Spotlight: Donna Dooher

Chef Spotlight: Donna Dooher

Donna Dooher has been a prominent part of Toronto’s restaurant scene since she opened the Mildred Pierce Restaurant in 1989. Today, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, is a showcase for her passion for locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

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Chef Spotlight: Joanne Yolles

Chef Spotlight: Joanne Yolles

Joanne Yolles has been an active member of Porridge for Parkinson’s since 2007. She was well known for her amazing desserts at Scaramouche and Pangaea before becoming an instructor at George Brown Chef School.

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