Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters and guests who made Brewers Plate 2012 such a great success at Roy Thomson Hall.
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Master Class: Upgrade your BP ticket to include a tutored beer appreciation Master Class in September 2013. (learn more here)
Combination: Combine your Brewers Plate with a Master Class tickets for $200 (plus service charge) and save $25 off the individual ticket price for the Master Class alone. (learn more here)
What does a great local feast taste like in the spring in Southern Ontario? Think of the days before we had unripe kiwis from New Zealand and bland tomatoes from Mexico. Imagine that you can eat local year-round, and the imports are selected for sustainability (selectively harvested oysters, fair trade coffee). Artisanal cheeses, fresh country breads, fresh as smoked local fish, preserved and cold-stored veggies and fruits, sausages and roasts, stews of wild game and root vegetables, local greenhouse produce, pickles and preserves of all kinds, fruit pies, and of course, libations from our great local craft breweries, VQA wineries and cider cellars.
Jamie Kennedy is the Patron of the Brewers Plate. Jamie helped to create the event in 2008 and he has been involved since then.
This year, event will benefit Toronto-based Not Far From The Tree. In addition to receiving the net proceeds from the event, our beneficiary enjoys the PR and media exposure which brings our popular education message to an audience of over 4 million Canadians through TV, radio, print, websites, e-newsletters and social media. For our beneficiaries, which small organizations in the food and farming sector, the Brewers Plate is a wonderful opportunity to reach new audiences gain enormous leverage through the partnership.
The Brewers Plate enjoys the support of many businesses which donate goods and services to keep our costs down, from discounts from suppliers to pro bono services such as design and printing.
The Plate has built an enviable reputation as one of the first and foremost locavore celebrity events in the city showcasing outstanding Ontario chefs whose dishes are charmingly paired with local craft brews. The event is rooted in slow food principles and uses local, sustainable produce farmed using methods that enhance biodiversity. The Brewers Plate brings to the table a rich and complex local feast and deliciously demonstrates the viability of import substitution year-round. As far as possible, ingredients are sourced through Local Food Plus.
Enjoy dishes from some of Toronto’s finest chefs and meet fascinating Master Brewers who are part of the prestigious Ontario Craft Brewers Association. Enjoy live music and some unusual entertainment alongside some of the City’s most socially and environmentally progressive food-lovers who care about this region’s locavore champion chefs, local farmers, and craft brewers.
Our fourth and fifth annual Brewers Plate were a sold-out celebration. With several media breakthroughs including CBC Metro Morning, we spread the word to millions of people about the benefits of regional food and import substitution year-round. Guests can enjoy the intimate scale that makes our event special, and mingle with chefs, brewmasters and artisans dedicated to their culinary arts.