Discover Local Event - 2013

To celebrate the wrap-up of the 2013 Local Food Challenge and the success of our six grantees, we gathered at Café Soleil at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, for our Discover Local event and to present the Local Food Challenge Awards.

The Greenbelt Fund team was joined by foodservice and hospitality VIP’s, our hard-working grantees, and a visit by Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs, Deb Stark. Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Greenbelt Fund, presented each of the Challengers with a map of the Greenbelt, created by marketing strategy, design, and development firm Hypenotic and framed with reclaimed board from Ontario barns. Local food and drink flowed, and guests enjoyed tastes of local from Café BouludGilead Café and Wine BarHenry of Pelham WineryKacaba VineyardsKiKi Maple Sweet WaterLangdon Hall, Local KitchenMad Maple Country InnRosewood Estates WinerySouthbrook Vineyards, Spearhead Brewing CompanySweetgrass Brewing Co.Toronto Distillery Co., and Vertical Restaurant.

Congratulations to all our 2013 Local Food Challengers, for going above and beyond. You put something of yourselves on the line for local food. It matters!


Carleton University Recipients (from left): Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Greenbelt Fund; David Van Dyk, District Manager, Aramark; Zach Kleiman, Marketing Manager, Aramark (Photo by Laura Berman)


Elgin County Homes Recipient (from left): Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Greenbelt Fund; Kate Burns Gallagher, Business Development Coordinator, County of Elgin (Photo by Laura Berman)


Kelly Hughes, Education and Outreach Specialist, Greenbelt Fund (Photo by Laura Berman)


St. Michael's Hospital Recipients (from left): Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Greenbelt Fund; Luis Pacheco, Team lead for Procurement, St. Michael's Hospital; Heather Fletcher, Director of Food Services, St. Mike's Hospital (Photo by Laura Berman)


University of Toronto Recipients (from left): Jennifer Marriott, Resident District Manager, Aramark; Estelle Chettiar, Food Services Intern; Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Greenbelt Fund; Jaco Lokker,Director, Food Services; Joe Soroka, Exectuive Chef, Aramark (Photo by Laura Berman)


Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Greenbelt Fund (Photo by Laura Berman)


All the 2013 Local Food Challenge Recipients! (Photo by Laura Berman)


Deb Stark, Deputy Minister of Agriculture; Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Greenbelt Fund; Arlene Stein,Founder, Terroir Symposium; Franco Naccarato, Program Manager, Greenbelt Fund (Photo by Laura Berman)