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 Taste of Toronto announces complete 2017 Chef lineup
The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival announces this year’s participating restaurants, on-site activations and new offerings.
 Taste of Toronto will be returning to Garrison Common at Fort York this year, taking place from June 15-18. To commemorate the announcement of the complete 2017 chef lineup, Taste of Toronto is pleased to present this year’s event photo featuring notable chefs from the city’s top restaurants.
 Taking part in the Taste Theatre, as well as participating as a judge for Best in Taste, Taste of Toronto is excited to welcome this year’s special guest chef, television personality and restaurateur, Aarón Sánchez, who will be on-site for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening sessions. Chef/owner of Johnny Sánchez restaurants, with locations in New Orleans and Baltimore, Aarón Sánchez is also the co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped and Chopped Junior, and will be joining MasterChef as the third judge on Season 8.

"This year’s stellar line up of world class chefs truly represents the dynamic and thriving restaurant scene in Toronto," said Judy Merry, Taste of Toronto Event Director at IMG Canada Ltd., “and our culinary programming has something for everyone.” Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased at

Taste of Toronto’s deliciously unparalleled line-up includes new additions alongside returning favourites:


 Food enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with an exceptional range of interactive programs for all skill levels and interests, and an unparalleled variety of world class food and drink on offer.
 Metro Master Class
Under the guidance of Toronto’s best chefs, take part in hands on cooking classes where you’ll learn tips and techniques to make your own world class meal. Participating Taste of Toronto chefs, as well as guest chefs, will bring a personalized recipe to this exciting activation, and after 30 minutes you’ll take home the skills to impress your friends.

Metro Master Class spots are free of charge and can be reserved at the festival on a first-come, first-served basis. There are approx. 30 spots available per class.

Taste Theatre
Get up close and personal with Toronto’s most exciting chefs. These live cooking demonstrations will give you inspiration and tips for cooking at home. Taste of Toronto is pleased to welcome Aarón Sánchez to the Taste Theatre for an evening session on Saturday June 17, 2017. Seats are limited and free of charge.

Tasting Room
With special guest Afrim Pristine of The Cheese Boutique, join us in the Tasting Room at Taste of Toronto to try some of the best wines and cheeses from around the world. Cost of entry to the Tasting Room is $5, and spots can be reserved at the festival on a first-come, first-served basis.

Toronto Life Chef’s Table
Sit down with some of Toronto’s top chefs and food experts, as they offer their views on the world of food and their personal journeys in the industry. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from culinary masters during an intimate Q&A session. Spaces are free of charge and can be reserved at the festival on a first-come, first-served basis.

Premium VIP Lounge
In association with The Drake, enjoy our exclusive, stunning VIP bar and lounge at Taste of Toronto. You’ll gain fast-track entry to the event and will be greeted with a complimentary drink on arrival to the lounge. Relax in the beautiful surroundings with the luxury of a dedicated bar and private washrooms.  Select sessions are already sold out of Premium VIP tickets.

Friends Who Feast VIP Package
Explore, indulge and soak up the atmosphere from your reserved table for six, in the premium VIP Lounge. A table will be exclusively yours for the duration of the session so you can pop out of the lounge to purchase a restaurant dish, and bring it back to enjoy with your friends. You’ll gain fast-track entry to the event, and will be greeted with a complimentary drink on arrival to the lounge, also featuring a VIP bar and dedicated washrooms. Select sessions are already sold out of the Friends Who Feast VIP Package.

Bespoke Experiences
Create your own unique group experience at Taste of Toronto 2017.  Whether it’s our off-site offering at one of Toronto’s best restaurants, or meeting inspirational chefs in your own exclusive lounge, we will work with you to create a customized experience to meet your needs.

 Choose from over 100 taster-sized signature dishes, explore more than 60 food and drink exhibitors, take part in exclusive interactive culinary features and demonstrations, pick up a few sizzling summer BBQ tips hosted daily by Barque, and even play a little Bocce courtesy of Track & Field Bar, this year’s Taste of Toronto truly is For Friends Who Feast.

Taste of Toronto will run six sessions from June 15-18, with a limited number of tickets available for sale at
  • Thursday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday, 11:30am – 4:00pm
  • Friday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Saturday, 1:30am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
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