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Meet the Feast On chefs!

Some great Ontario chefs will be cooking up a bounty of local, sustainable fare that celebrates the delectable tastes of fall at Evergreen's Feast On BBQ in October. Find out who they are!
Top image caption: Laird MacArthur from Cafe Belong is one of the chefs who will be cooking up a storm in October for Evergreen's Feast On BBQ.

Published on August 14, 2017

Our BBQ is back! Join us on Oct.14 in the historic kilns building at Evergreen Brick Works for one of the best fundraisers of the year. We’re bringing the best of cottage life to the city for one night only, and that includes lots of delicious food!

Feast On-certified chefs will be whipping up dishes chock-full of seasonal, local ingredients.

So who are the talented chefs that will be cooking up a storm in October?

Olivia Simpson from Hawthorne Food and Drink.

Olivia Simpson: Hawthorne Food and Drink

After working at top U.S. restaurants Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Mission Chinese Food, chef Olivia Simpson was inspired to bring her learnings cooking with seasonal food back to Ontario and now to our annual BBQ.

Raul Sojo from Bistro '67.

Raul Sojo: Bistro ‘67

Most recently working as the chef de cuisine at the Oshawa Golf Club and executive chef and owner of RSVP Chef and Catering Services, Chef Raul Sojo is bringing his fresh, inspiring menu to our BBQ and we can’t wait.

Steffen Marin and Ami Dipasquale from Heirloom Food Truck.

Steffen Marin and Ami Dipasquale: Heirloom Food Truck

A staple food truck at our markets here at Evergreen Brick Works, chefs Steffen Marin and Ami Dipasquale will be joining us in October. Their local dish will be a delight to many!

Adam Ryan from Localista.

Adam Ryan: Localista

Also a certified Sommelier, Adam will be bringing his worldwide experience to our BBQ. He honed his culinary skills in many high-profile restaurants throughout North America and Italy.

Arron Carley from The Bruce Hotel.

Arron Carley: The Bruce Hotel

Chef Arron Carley has worked in some of the best restaurants in Toronto and the world, even spending time as an intern at Noma in Copenhagen, which has held the No. 1 restaurant spot in the world four times.

Jesse Vallins from Maple Leaf Tavern.

Jesse Vallins: Maple Leaf Tavern

Scarborough native Jesse Vallins has spent the last two decades cooking at some of Toronto’s best restaurants, now also teaching at George Brown College. He’ll be joined by Samantha Joyce at Evergreen’s Feast On BBQ.

Elisa Corrigan from The Green Wood.

Elisa Corrigan: The Green Wood

An Ontario native, Chef Elisa Corrigan’s menu at The Green Wood in Toronto is entirely made-from-scratch and Ontario-local. Her fresh perspective on urban eating not only comes from her country roots, but also her deep and varied experience in the kitchens of Toronto.

Tim Borys from Lancaster Smokehouse.

Tim Borys: Lancaster Smokehouse

Chef Tim Borys is a perfect match for Evergreen’s Feast On BBQ, with his expert experience learning the craft of southern cookery and BBQ. His menu at Kitchener’s Lancaster Smokehouse is heavily influenced by his trips to Louisiana and Texas.

Laird MacArthur from Belong Catering.

Laird MacArthur: Café Belong

Before leading the catering and production kitchen team for Belong Catering here at Evergreen Brick Works, chef Laird MacArthur spent time working in the kitchens of chef Mark McEwan and in the south of France. His love of southern Ontario products will be on full display in October.

There’s no better way to match all this delicious food than with a perfect pairing from Muskoka Brewery, our event sponsor and longstanding Ontario grant partner.

Make sure you buy your ticket to Evergreen’s Feast On BBQ before they sell out! Tickets can be purchased through the event page on our website.

In the meantime, prepare your taste buds to #FeastOnThis.