Friday, January 20, 2017

Trashed & Wasted - Food Rescue Event



A charity event rethinking food waste, repurposing trash, and reclaiming refuse.

Date:            March 1, 2017 
Time:            6 to 10pm, 
Location:       Artscape Wychwood Barns 
Event:           Food rescue charity event benefiting Second Harvest

The public are invited to join local chefs and food suppliers, designers and innovators at Wychwood Barns in Toronto for a one-day celebration of the sustenance, beauty, and benefits of what was once simply trashed and wasted. 

Enjoy delicious dishes, cocktails, and treats made from the most unexpected ingredients, and explore installations
that will make you rethink your next disposal or purchase.
Trashed & Wasted: Toronto will pair innovative chefs with ethically-minded suppliers to create
dishes from rescued food. Local brewers, distillers, and drinks experts will be challenged to concoct
libations from repurposed ingredients. Local artists and designers will create booths from disposed
and found objects. Local musical groups will share exciting ways to repurpose instruments.

“We have come to live in a disposable society,” says event coordinator, Brock Shepherd. “And rarely
is the reckless disposability more shocking than when it comes to food. Every day, tons of edible
food is wasted in this city. We allow it to rot in our fridges, grocery stores prematurely dispose of
‘expired’ products, and restaurants watch bins fill up with perfectly good but uneaten ingredients.
And, while so much is thrown out, thousands of people go hungry.”

Trashed & Wasted takes its inspiration from the recent Olympic games, during which a Michelin-star
chef Massimo Bottura took leftovers from the athletes’ village and turned them into meals that fed the homeless.   You can read about the documentary about the dinners in a previous review post on the film.

In 2017, Toronto-based food and beverage innovator Brock Shepherd is bringing these concepts to an event here in our own city.

• Distilled spirits made from fruit pulp donated by local juicer
• Craft beer made from bakery bread scraps
• Gourmet dishes made from rescued food
• Proceeds will support Second Harvest’s Food Rescue Programme

Participants will include:
Sanagan’s Meat Locker, Porchetta & Co, Hooked, Arepa Cafe, Blackbird
Bakery, Montgomery’s Restaurant, Montforte Dairy, Soul Roasters, Elee Design, Sumo Project,

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