Taste of the Beach

Food at The Hub

Following the successful President’s Choice® 1000 Tastes of Toronto™, Luminato Festival brings the food program right into the heart of the Festival this year.

Highlighting the Cardboard Beach, ten local chefs will be paired with ten Festival artists to create a unique and delectable summertime dish that explores the flavours of eating at the beach – all hot off the barbecue! Cocktails, DJs Sound Culture (Chicago) and Richard Blair of Sidestepper (Bogotá) will add to the pulsating heat at the Festival Hub, creating a true culinary exhibition.

Mary Luz Mejia
chef curator and event host

Artist and Chef Pairings:

Chef Tom (President’s Choice® 
Cooking School) & Eric San (Kid
Koala's Nufonia Must Fall Live)

K.K. Barrett (Kid Koala's Nufonia Must Fall Live)
& Paola Solorzano of ‘Santo Pecado

Brennan Hall (If I Loved You) &
Jason Rees of ‘Pork Ninjas'

Aline Morales (Festival Hub) & 
Felipe Faccioli, Patrick Fraser and Tulio 
Lessa of ‘Mata Petisqueria’ 

Alejandra Ribera (Festival Hub) &
Luis Valenzuela of ‘Carmen Cocina Española

Richard Blair (Festival Hub) & 
Daniel Holloway of ‘Urban Acorn Catering'

Louise Lecavalier (So Blue) &
Yumiko Kobayashi of ‘Windup Bird Cafe'

Saidah Baba Talibah (Festival Hub) &
Marta Kusel of ‘Cardinal Rule

Mary de la Paz (Interactivo) &
Jose ‘Pepe’ Hadad of ‘Mad Mexican’ 

Los Carpinteros (Cardboard Beach) &
Ryan Wilson-Lall of ‘FRANK at the AGO’