Toronto’s top chefs and restaurateurs are gathering in April for Terroir, the city’s annual food summit

Toronto’s top chefs and restaurateurs are gathering in April for Terroir, the city’s annual food summit

René Redzepi will give the closing keynote at Terroir this year (Image: Sam Friedrich)
 

The Terroir Symposium is an annual event where chefs, restaurateurs and food writers—as well as hardcore foodie hangers-on—gather for talks, demonstrations and workshops centred around the big trends and issues in the culinary world. The star of the show this year, which takes place on April 8, is René Redzepi, the chef at Copenhagen’s celebrated and influential Noma (which has been repeatedly named the best restaurant in the world). Redzepi will be giving the closing keynote talk on this year’s theme, the stories behind food (expect tales of foraging on frigid Danish beaches). Other highlights include a workshop on how to produce a cookbook (with Naomi Duguid and Jennifer McLagan) and a debate on the merits of local food (featuring Tobey Nemeth of Edulis and the owners of New York’s red-hot Mile End Deli). $175. April 8. Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St., terroirsymposium.com