Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hosted by: Celebrity Chef David Rocco, co-creator and host of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and David Rocco’s Dolce India
Location: Liberty Grand (25 British Columbia Road, Toronto, ON)
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

Note: Online ticket purchases are no longer available, but you can buy tickets at the door.

  • Single ticket $125 (with tax receipt of $85)
  • 10-Ticket package $1,150 (with tax receipt of $750)

Taste Matters is a feast of delectable delights that brings together Toronto’s finest food and beverage in support of homeless and at-risk youth. Join us and help us reach our goal of $150,000 to provide shelter and new opportunities for youth living at Eva’s!

  • Food and drink from over 30 food hosts and vendors
  • Enjoy desserts and treats baked by youth residents at Eva’s
  • Bid on great items and experiences at our live and silent auctions

Food and Beverage Hosts include: Aria Ristorante, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Brickworks Ciderhouse, The Chef Upstairs, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, Cibo Wine Bar, DAVIDsTEA, De La Mer and Oysters XO, Eva’s youth residents, Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro, Gargoyle, Holy Cannoli Shells and Cream, Kacaba Vineyards and Winery, Kennedy Catering, Mill Street Brewery, North 44 Catering, Olive Oil Boutique, R&D Restaurant, Rancho Relaxo, Redstone/Tawse Winery, Revitasize, Side Launch Brewing Company, Steam Whistle Brewery, and Zelcovia Cookies/

About David Rocco

“I’m passionate about food because it brings family and friends together. It’s an important part of home, and a place to call home is something we all need. I’m hosting Eva’s Taste Matters because they help homeless and at-risk youth with shelter, great programs, reconnection with loving people, and of course, nutritious food. Your support will make all the difference in a young person’s life, now and into a brighter future.” (Host David Rocco)

Celebrity Chef David Rocco is co-creator and host of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and David Rocco’s Dolce India. Broadcast in over 150 countries, these shows bring a taste of the sweet life into our homes. David’s fourth cookbook, Dolce Famiglia, to be published this fall, is inspired by the tradition, simplicity, and a bit of the chaos of the Italian family table. In it, he offers delicious recipes that are the essence of family cooking, and that will make you want to cook up a storm for your own family, however you define the word.

Read about our 2015 event


Presenting Sponsor


Marketplace Sponsor

Torys LLP

Gastronomy Sponsor

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Volunteer Sponsor


Sommelier Sponsor

Home Trust

Culinary Sponsor

Culinary Adventure Co.



Palate Sponsors



Sous Chef Sponsors



Stoneleigh Rondel

Campo Viejo
Rathlin Contracting Ltd.

Exclusive Radio Sponsors

Classical FM

Zoomer Radio

Media Sponsors


Cieslok Media

Venue Partner

Liberty Entertainment Group

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