Ontario Garlic Storytelling – Liz Primeau – Speakers’ Corner (11:00-11:45am)

Ontario Garlic Storytelling – Liz Primeau – Speakers’ Corner (11:00-11:45am)

Liz Primeau spent more than 30 years as a writer and editor for many Canadian magazines including Toronto Life, Chatelaine and Canadian Gardening magazines. For three years in the late ’90s she also hosted HGTV’s “Canadian Gardening Television”. Liz is a lifelong gardener and garlic eater, but growing it gave her new respect for the  […]

Beer & Food Pairing – Brook Kavanagh – Speakers’ Corner (2:00-2:25pm)

Beer & Food Pairing – Brook Kavanagh – Speakers’ Corner (2:00-2:25pm)

Brook Kavanagh is the Executive Chef at La Palette Restaurant, Queen Street, Toronto. Brook’s career began in a classic Italian butchers shop in 1994. He then went on to apprentice under some of Canada’s best chefs before taking on his current role as executive head chef of Queen West’s La Palette (492 Queen West). Known […]

Garlic Preparation & Chemistry – Irwin Adam – Speakers’ Corner (1:00-1:45pm)

Garlic Preparation & Chemistry – Irwin Adam – Speakers’ Corner (1:00-1:45pm)

Combining a passion for eating and design with a background in engineering and biology, Irwin Adam (PhD, Biomedical Engineering, MEng, Chemical Engineering) leads a team of designers, architects, engineers, educators, and food & beverage specialists at Toronto based BevLab on an exploration of the future of food. Irwin will participate in a discussion: To Press, […]

Ontario Garlic Storytelling – Chef/Writer Sang Kim – Speakers’ Corner (11:00-11:45am)

Ontario Garlic Storytelling – Chef/Writer Sang Kim – Speakers’ Corner (11:00-11:45am)

Sang Kim is an award-winning author, restaurateur, chef, and social activist. He has owned and operated some of the most iconic modern Japanese and Korean restaurants in the city of Toronto. He currently operates the popular Windup Bird Café in downtown Toronto. He was awarded the LCBO Featured Chef of Fall/Winter 2013. He is the […]

2015 Festival Screenings

2015 Festival Screenings

Films are free with admission to the festival. For screening times click here. Food Fighters (Kastonmedia, 2014, 55:01) Food Fighters is a new Kastonmedia work that follows the entrepreneurial Co-founders of Fresh City Farm, Ran and Phil, and other food activists who are working together to build food security. Farming on a small scale is very […]

Jackie FacePaints

Jackie FacePaints

Jackie is a recent graduate from Ryerson University and full-time civil servant. When she’s not hustling at City Hall, she’s enjoying good ole fashioned artistic expression through her love of face painting. Jackie’s enjoyed regular gigs at some of Toronto’s busiest farmers markets, private birthday parties and the 2013 Toronto Garlic Festival. Jackie loves the challenge […]

Chef Anne Sorrenti – Cooking Demo – 10:00 am, 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Chef Anne Sorrenti – Cooking Demo – 10:00 am, 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Chef Anne Sorrenti is often asked where she got her “training” the answer would be many hours learning from the best cooks – her Nonna, Oma, Trini mother in-law and mother. Their ability to grow, can, preserve and prepare what was local and availble to feed their families is what inspires her cooking everyday. The […]

Garlic Breath Contest

Garlic Breath Contest

Contestants are encouraged to cheat by eating as much garlicky food as they like before, and of course during the Toronto Garlic Festival before entering the Garlic Breath Contest officiated by the Ontario Science Centre. The Science Centre uses a gas chromatograph generously provided by Oral Chroma. Contestants’ breath is measured in the parts-per-billion of […]

Free Raw Garlic Shots

Free Raw Garlic Shots

Toronto Garlic Festival’s popular Raw Garlic Shot Station is back this year to add extra oomph and kapow to garlic dishes with a FREE shot of fresh-pressed Ontario garlic. Our Garlic Shot Baristas get a good workout from peeling and pressing garlic all day long to keep up with demand! Also, parsley and lemon at the […]