Brought to you by Food Network Canada, the initial list of revered festival chefs includes: Lynn Crawford, Marc McEwanregular night, Roger Mookingand more

The three-day event takes place at Corus Quay and Sugar Beach, hosted by beloved TV personality Noah Cappe

Left to right: Chefs Andrea Nicholson, Tre Sanderson, Dale MacKay, Lynn Crawford, Mark McEwan, Christine Cushing, Nuit Regular, Roger Mooking, Massimo Capra, Steve Hodge, Suzanne Barr, Afrim Pristine and host Noah Cappe. Image courtesy of: Food Network Canada. (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)


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TORONTO, January 25, 2023 /CNW/ – Today, GRAZE TORONTO announced the dates of its festival and the initial list of participating chefs. Presented by Canadian Food NetworkGRAZE will take place friday september 22 to Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Corus Quay and Sugar Beach. Hosted by TV personality Noah’s Capes, GRAZE will feature some of the biggest names in the Canadian food scene as well as best-in-class food and drink. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy the brilliance of these celebrity chefs through immersive dining experiences complemented by a wide range of activations, live music, local art, and more.

Offering the ultimate experience for lovers of extraordinary cuisine, attendees can partake in chef-led tastings, cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and interactive exhibits. With pop-ups from some of the city’s most famous restaurants, guests can indulge in the latest gastronomic greatness. With lake ontario as a backdrop, GRAZE will also deliver an exceptional range of engaging experiences and premium entertainment.

Dynamic TV Personality Noah’s Capes will act as host, leading the festivities while entertaining the audience with his signature humor and charm. Cappe is a familiar face to Canadians, most recently seen as the host of Food Network Canada Carnival Eats, Chiefs Wall and bakers wall.

GRAZE from Toronto The initial 2023 list of esteemed chefs includes:

  • Christine Cushing – Esteemed chef, cookbook author and award-winning TV host. Longtime Food Network Canada personality, most recently seen as a judge on bakers wall and Chiefs Wall.

  • Dale McKaySaskatoon-chef and co-owner of Ayden Kitchen and Bar, Little Grouse on the Prairie, Sticks and Stones, Avenue Restaurant and Dojo Ramen (Saskatoon, Sask.). Most recently seen as a judge on Food Network Canada Chiefs Wall and masters of fireand guest judge on Top Chef CanadaSeason 10.

  • Lynn Crawford – Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and owner of The Hearth (Mississauga, Ont.). Longtime Food Network Canada personality, most recently considered a judge on Showdown of junior chefs, Chiefs Wall, and bakers wall.

  • Marc McEwan – Famous Canadian chef, cookbook author and owner of the McEwan Group, which includes Bymark, Fabbrica and McEwan Fine Foods (Toronto, Ont.), Diwan (North York, Ont.) and Fabbrica (Thorbury, Ont.). Longtime Food Network Canada personality, most recently seen as a judge on Top Chef Canada and Wall of Chiefs.

  • Massimo Capra – Renowned chef, cookbook author and owner of Boccone (Mississauga, Ont.), Capra’s kitchen (Clarkson, Ont.), and lends its name to Massimo’s Italian (Niagara Falls, Ont.). Longtime Food Network Canada personality, most recently seen as a judge on Chiefs Wall.

  • Regular night – Prominent Toronto chef, cookbook author and restaurateur; executive chef and co-owner of PAI, Kiin, By Chef Nuit and Sukhothai and executive chef of Selva. Judge on Food Network Canada Chiefs Wall.

  • Roger Mooking – Multi-faceted talent born in Trinidad and raised in Canada, celebrity chef, restaurateur (Twist by Roger MookingMississauga, Ont.), television host, author and award-winning recording artist. Longtime Food Network Canada and Cooking Channel personality, most recently considered a judge on Chiefs Wall and host of Man Fire Food.

  • Steve HodgeChocolatier and owner of Temper Chocolate & Pastry (VancouverOnt.), judge on Food Network Canada’s Big Chocolate Showdown and Bakers Wall, and host of Project reconfiguration

  • Suzanne Barr – Respected chef, author and Food Network Canada personality most recently seen as a judge on Chiefs Wall

  • Tre Sanderson – Winner of Top Chef CanadaSeason 10 and one of from Toronto the most in-demand chefs are currently creating pop-up dining events to rave reviews

Additional participating chefs, from some of the GTA’s best and hottest restaurants, will be announced at a later date.

“We are thrilled to unveil the first line of chefs from GRAZE Toronto who represent the crème de la crème of from Canada foodie scene,” said Dervla Kelly, SVP Marketing & so.da, Corus Entertainment. “GRAZE will be a one-of-a-kind gastronomic event with a highly interested audience ready to engage with festival offerings and sponsors. GRAZE offers sponsors personalized activations and opportunities with renowned chefs, all backed by the power of Corus and its marketing megaphone.”

Sponsorships are available through six different levels of participation. For more information, please contact your heart sales Representative or by email at [email protected] Additional details on festival ticketing, activations, partnerships, etc. will be shared at a later date.

GRAZE Toronto is developed by a talented team of event, festival and media experts, presented by Food Network Canada and produced by Corus in partnership with Events and catering. Judy Merryan industry veteran with over 20 years of experience planning and executing certain North America most successful festivals and trade shows, serves as executive producer of GRAZE.

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About Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers premium brands and content to platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming services, animation software, technology and multimedia. Corus is an internationally renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world-class animation studio expert in all formats, and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of best-selling scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software provider Toon Boom, and children’s book publishing house, Kids. Can Press. Corus’ list of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews .ca, Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, as well as the STACKTV, TELETOON+, Global TV app and Curiouscast streaming platforms. Corus is the national advertising representative and original content partner for Paramount Global’s Pluto TV, the world’s first ad-supported free-to-air (FAST) streaming television service. For more information, visit

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