Chefs

Glory-Hole
Ashley Jacot De BoinodGlory Hole Doughnuts
Rob_Gentile
Rob GentileBuca
Chef-Donna-Dooher
Donna DooherMildred’s Temple Kitchen
Hiro-Sushi
Hiro YoshidaHiro Sushi
Fidel-Gastro
Matt BasileFidel Gastro
David-Wolfman
David WolfmanCooking with the Wolfman
anthony-rose
Anthony RoseRose and Sons, Fat Pasha, Big Crow
Roger-Mooking
Roger MookingTwist by Roger Mooking
Rob-Feenie
Rob FeenieCactus Club Cafe
Mark-McEwan
Mark McEwanTop Chef Canada, ONE, North 44, Bymark, FABBRICA
Stuart-Cameron
Stuart CameronPatria, Weslodge, Byblos
Michael-Stadtlander
Michael StadtländerEigensinn Farm, Haisai Restaurant and Bakery

Welcome to The Food Court Social

At its debut last fall, the Food Court Social sold out a full 8 weeks early.

Don’t miss year two, which promises an even better selection of the city’s top restaurants and hottest chefs – all in one place, all in one night. Organized by George Brown College’s Young Leaders Council, proceeds from the Food Court Social help fund George Brown’s Augmented Education program which provides essential, employable skills to students with histories of mental illness and/or addiction. Last year over $150,000 was raised for this important cause.

2015 will be bigger and better! With amazing food and drinks, exclusive prizes and auction items, and a chance to meet Toronto’s hottest chefs, this year’s Food Court Social will be a can’t miss event! Save the date – Thursday, September 24th 2015. See you there!

See you there!

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Nowhere else will you find a mix of the worlds top chefs, amazing food and great people all coming together for one great cause.

Toronto’s hottest chefs are teaming up at the Food Court Social to support culinary jobs for people who have struggled with mental health and addiction.

Proceeds from the Food Court Social will support George Brown College’s Augmented Education program, designed in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The program accepts approximately 60 students annually and does not charge tuition which is a barrier for most of their students. It faces an annual deficit of $405,000.

2015 will be bigger and better! With amazing food and drinks, exclusive prizes and auction items, and a chance to meet Toronto’s hottest chefs, this year’s Food Court Social will be a can’t miss event! Save the date – Thursday, September 24th 2015. See you there!

See you there!

Augmented Education Program

The Augmented Education Program is an innovative partnership between George Brown College and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) that is designed to help people with mental illness or addiction histories prepare for, find, and maintain employment.

With unemployment rates for persons with mental health illness as high as 70-90 per cent, this program addresses an important social and economic need. Offered to participants at no charge, the program provides technical skills training with a focus on culinary arts and construction. This skills-based training is coupled with job-related certifications, access to coaching and clinicians, soft skills training like conflict resolution and time management and other supports that contribute to student success.

The numbers speak for themselves – in 2012 the graduate job retention rate (6 months) was 81 per cent for the Assistant Cook program and 83 per cent for the Construction Craft Worker program.

The Young Leaders Council is proud to support the Augmented Education Program, with all proceeds from The Food Court Social being used to provide students with this life-changing experience.

A Note From Our Chair:

In designing the event, the Young Leaders Council wanted to provide a unique experience – a marriage of amazing food and cocktails from the finest chefs in Toronto.

Most importantly, we wanted to support the Augmented Education Program at George Brown College. Simply put, it changes lives. The program is the result of a partnership between George Brown and the world-renowned Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Its mission is to help people who have struggled with mental health or addiction issues, prepare for, find, and maintain employment. The program provides skills-based training and access to job opportunities that otherwise would not be available.

There you have it – great food, a great cause and a night to remember.

I’d like to thank Mark McEwan and John Higgins for their leadership and support in organizing what I know will be a fantastic night. I would also like to extend my gratitude for the hard work and dedication of the Young Leaders Council and the incredible staff at the George Brown Foundation. To our many partners – this event would not be possible without your support and commitment.

I look forward to raising a glass with you in September!

James Ricci — Chair, Young Leaders Council

About Young Leaders Council

The Young Leaders Council is made up of a group of dedicated young professionals who believe in the power of George Brown College to transform lives. The mission of the Council is to support the students of George Brown College by raising funds, promote the George Brown College Foundation and develop future leaders. For 2014 the Council is committed to raising funds students for the Augmented Education Program.

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September 24th, 2015

The Food Court Social: Toronto’s Hottest New Event

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Changing Lives

The Augmented Education Program is an innovative partnership between George Brown College and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) that is designed to help people with mental illness or addiction histories prepare for, find, and maintain employment.