This year’s What’s on the Table fundraiser for The Stop features over 30 top chefs from Toronto and beyond

This year’s What’s on the Table fundraiser for The Stop features over 30 top chefs from Toronto and beyond

Eat well and feed the hungry along the way—that’s the concept behind the annual What’s on the Table benefit being held this year on November 2. Since 2005, the fundraiser has gathered $1.5 million for The Stop, the innovative community food centre whose goal is to increase everyone’s access to healthy food (check out our interview with chef Chris Brown from shortly after he joined The Stop). Dining stations open at 6:30 p.m., and patrons won’t be starved for choice; the event features offerings from over 30 chefs, including Lynn Crawford of Ruby Watcho, Anthony Walsh of Canoe and pâtissier Nadège Nourian (see below for the very impressive full list).Ticketholders with a little extra money burning a hole in their pockets can bid on a number of prizes in the live and silent auctions, including a week in the Turks and Caicos Islands and jewellery from Tiffany. Sponsors Cave Spring, Flat Rock, Château des Charmes, Henry of Pelham, Stratus Vineyards, Frogpond Farms and Steam Whistle are providing the drinks.

What’s on the Table, November 2. 6 p.m. $225. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.,

Returning chefs:

  • Bertrand Alépée—The Tempered Chef
  • Rocco Agostino and Matthew DeMille—Pizzeria Libretto
  • Chris Brown and Scott MacNeil—The Stop
  • David Chrystian—Victor
  • Elena Morelli and Guido Saldini—Aria
  • Andrew Mackenzie and Andrew Hunter—Buddha Dog
  • Ted Corrado—C5
  • Mark Cutrara—Cowbell
  • Donna Dooher—Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
  • Claudia Egger—Frangipane
  • Keith Froggett—Scaramouche
  • Jamie Kennedy—Jamie Kennedy Kitchens
  • Matt Batey—Mission Hill Winery
  • Nick Liu—Niagara Street Café
  • Giorgio Taluri—Noce
  • Lorenzo Loseto—George
  • Matty Matheson—Parts and Labour
  • Albino Silva—Chiado
  • Jesse Vallins—Trevor Kitchen
  • Scott Vivian—Beast
  • Anthony Walsh—Canoe
  • Ruth Klahsen—Monforte Dairy
  • Cynthia Leung and David Castellan—Soma


  • Jason Bangerter—Luma
  • Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk—Ruby Watchco
  • Top Chef Canada competitor Todd Perrin—The Chef’s Inn
  • Brad Long—Café Belong
  • Patrick McMurray—Starfish
  • Graham Platt—The Gabardine
  • Nadège Nourian—Nadège
  • Matthew Batey—Mission Hill