taste • real Field Dinner
Join us for the 2013 Field Dinner:
A multi-course gourmet celebration of local food crafted by the region's finest chefs.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Stay tuned for more details!!
For last year's event details, please see below:
2012 Field Dinner
Join us as we celebrate the harvest season at a beautiful private farm in Puslinch, just south of Guelph. Taste Real is very excited to present Chef Lynn Crawford, star of the Food Network Canada’s show Pitchin’ In, as the host and Emcee of the event.Chef Lynn will be rolling up her sleeves and “pitching in” to the prepare the feast featuring local food!
Enjoy a spectacular 3 course meal created by our region’s master Chefs: Chef Scott Yates(Appetizingly Yours Events & Catering), Chef Matt Brooke (Cutten Fields), Chef Ken Hodgins (Envers of Morriston), Chef Cameron Bryce (Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre), Chef Chris Jess(The Food School), and Kelvin Lewin (Select Service Caterers of Fine Foods).
Enjoy a casual opening reception with appetizers, specialized wine pairings and sampling from Niagara Wineries, a live auction, and fantastic surprises and delights throughout the meal. You will be seated at one long harvest table with 200 other special guests!
All of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the local agencies working on making food accessible to those people that need it most in the communities of Guelph and Wellington County. They are: – Guelph Food Bank – Food Accessibility Working Group, Guelph Wellington Food Round Table – Garden Fresh Box Program
To purchase tickets at $150 each:
Online: click on this link to buy your tickets online
Or call 1.800.334.4519 or email email@example.com
To find out more about volunteer opportunities and to sign up, please click here.
For sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
Please see below for details of our 2011 event.
taste • real Field Dinner 2011
Over 80 people came out to Strom's Farm on Sunday, September 11 to share a local multicourse feast under sunny skies.
Guests were welcomed with and appetizers and cocktails prepared by the Food School or could cool of with a sample of cold Wellington Brewery beer. Before heading to the long harvest table stretched out through the fields, guests were invited to participate on a tractor pulled wagon ride to explore Strom's Farm.
The multi-course dinner was prepared by chefs from the region who worked with local farmers to showcase the best food the region has to offer.
Each course was paired with wines from Colaneri Estate Winery of Niagara.
The event was complemented by live music, a live performance painting by artist Lauri Wonfor Nolan and everyone had the opportunity to bid on a few selected items in an live auction.
Thank you to all partners, sponsors and volunteers who brought this taste real experience to our community.
Read this article by Kelly Waterhouse of the Wellington Advertiser about the field dinner
2011 Tastereal Field Dinner
Wide Range of Appetizers
The Food School
Roasted Corn & BBQ Tomato Soup
Enver's of Morriston
Grilled Summer & Root Vegetable Terrine
Stuffed with herbed goat cheese on charred heirloom tomato coulis & aged balsamic reduction
Queen's Bush Bistro
Pulled Pork with Apple Butter BBQ Sauce
The Harvest Table
Slow Cooked Apple Wood Beef Brisket
Fire Roasted Blue Haven Farms Chicken with Ontario Fruit Chutney
Fruit & Nut Focaccia, Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins & Sunflower Seed Buns
With The Grain
Ice Cream Sandwiches
South Street Bistro
Fresh Fruit Tarts
Our local suppliers include Howlett Farm, River’s Edge Goat Dairy, Strom’s, Irvine Creek Organics, With the Grain, Mapleton’s Organic, Tigchelaar Farms (locally roasted direct trade coffee), Blue Haven Farms, The Harvest Table and ReRoot Organics, Van Tol Sweet Corn, Roothams Gourmet Preserves and more.
The Ontario Table will be at the event selling the their book. Plan to take one home with you along with some locally produced preserves!
“The book talks about a rich agricultural region (Ontario) with an abundance of the very best food, farmers, farmers markets, on-farm markets, seductively delicious produce, farm-raised products and processed food such as pickles, jams and baked goods.”
Judy Creighton, Canadian Press, June 2011
Thanks to our Presenting Partners:
Appetizingly Yours Events and Catering
featuring Brian Schmeler
Envers of Morriston
featuring Ken Hodgins
Queen's Bush Bistro
featuring Drew Renelt
The Harvest Table
featuring Cori Slot
The Food School
featuring Chris Jess & Students
South Street Gourmet
featuring Jake Tyson
With the Grain
featuring Sheri Bishop
featuring Sheri Andrews
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Live Music by local band The Relics of Khufu.
Live Performance Painting by Laurie Wonfor Nolan.
Live Auction with 4 exclusive items to be bid on.
To see how you can sponsor our field dinner click here for view our sponsorship package.
To view press release click here.
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Why do we need to raise funds?
Ticket sales for this event will support the ongoing work of Guelph Wellington Local Food. By supporting local small businesses and farms, we build stronger rural communities, creating an environment for new business opportunities in food and helping existing businesses to grow. But it takes coordinators to bring stakeholders together. Thank you for helping to put Local Food First!
See below for what some guests had to say about our 2010 inaugural event:
"Please acknowledge my thanks and words of praise to all who assisted with Sunday's amazing event alfresco! Appetizingly Yours, all the chefs, winery, farm and volunteers need to be thanked for bringing such a wonderful concept to reality.
One of my finest memories ever of a well spent Sunday afternoon. I loved the location, the atmosphere, glorious weather, charming company and good spirit around the table by all. I will so treasure the painting created by Laurie such a creative way to capture the essence of the day.
Thanks to all who had a hand in this amazing event!"
Elora & Fergus Tourism
"Just a quick note of thanks and congratulations for a wonderful event. My friend and I, and all the people around us at the table, very much enjoyed ourselves. Food was superb, novel, and flavourful; company stimulating, venue excellent, wine was fine, and service just great. Thanks for all the effort that went into making this such a pleasurable afternoon - and great planning on the weather too! "
E. Ann Clark, Ph.D.
Department of Plant Agriculture
Our 2010 event was a taste • real highlight!
Over 100 people joined us under sunny skies for this unforgettable outdoor dining experience presented by Appetizingly Yours Events & Catering at Deefields Farm, Erin.
Guests had the opportunity to stroll through the gardens while enjoying appetizers and welcome drinks, meet the wine maker and witness live painting of the event.
When the dinner bell rang, everyone sat down at a long table streched though the field and savoured a delicious multicourse meal, prepared by regional chefs with ingredients from Wellington County.
Thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors for making this event happen!
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