Every dollar raised will provide safe shelter, new opportunities and brighter futures for homeless youth.

Goal: $175,000 = 75,000 meals ... we need YOUR help to get there!

Taste Matters, is one of Toronto’s premier food events organized in support of ending youth homelessness. Through the event, which is a celebration of good eats, great wine, craft-brews, fresh-pressed beverages, exciting silent and live auction experiences, we aim to raise vital funds to help young people experiencing homelessness access better nutrition. Remember that for every dollar you contribute, you create new opportunities, a safe shelter and brighter futures for homeless youth.


Wander the event sampling the delicious offerings from our incredible culinary hosts!

2019 Culinary Hosts included…

6ix TrianglesHawthorne Food & DrinkPetty Cash Social House
BaroIsland OystersPomarosa
DashaKhao San RoadTC Tibetan MoMo
Earth + CityLady Hummingbird Culinary ArtsWafle Huis
FarmrLion City Restaurant
Gloryhole Donutspegrolls


Enjoy drinks from these palette-pleasing beverage hosts!

2019 Beverage Hosts included…

Angie's JuiceryShawn & Ed Brewing Co
Catapult BrewingStation Cold Brew
Colio Estate WinesStratus
Collective ArtsTop Shelf
Flat Rock Cellars
Rorschach Brewing Co.

Our Host

Taste Matters welcomes host, Chef Myles Chaulk, successful chef and former Eva’s client.

Eva’s Taste Matters 2019 - Our Host Chef Myles Chaulk

Renowned chef Myles Chaulk is an Event Chef at 10tation Event Catering. At age 16, Myles’ step-father kicked him out of the house and harrowing events brought him to Eva’s Place. There, he noticed the work of a food service staff member. “He came in every day,” says Myles, “… that man fed me every day for years. That was definitely a part of why I kept cooking. Because food is survival.”

Don’t miss Myles as MC at Eva’s Taste Matters. He is living proof that Eva’s transformative support helps young people build brilliant futures free of homelessness.

Special Guest

Taste Matters is pleased to announce special guest, Andre Bhagwandat, Top 2 finalist of Season 6 of CTV’s MASTERCHEF CANADA and and Eva’s supporter.

Eva’s Taste Matters 2019 - Special Guest Andre BhagwandatAndre Bhagwandat recently competed in Season 6 of CTV’s MASTERCHEF CANADA and was a Top 2 finalist. At Taste Matters, Andre will be serving Scallop Frittaz, a winning dish from the show. Andre’s passion for food began in his family’s home country of Jamaica, where his dad ran a successful restaurant. Over the years he has taught himself to elevate and modernize classic Caribbean dishes, dreaming of opening a restaurant together with his dad that blends their two unique styles.

Currently Andre is a full-time hospital housekeeper and a private chef on the weekend. In addition, he is now pursuing opportunities where he can collaborate with other chefs and work on starting his own private dining company. Andre is thrilled to be a part of Taste Matters and the movement to end youth homelessness.

Our Thanks

Thank you to Eva’s Taste Matters 2019 Committee Members!

Chris Stevens
TD Securities Inc., Asset Securitization
Chair, Eva’s Taste Matters

Marina Calado
NTN Bearing Corporation, Human Resources Manager

Myles Chaulk
Kitchen Manager, Uncle Bettys Diner

David Dudkiewicz
McMillan LLP, Associate

Kate Fincham
Haworth, Special Events and Social Media

Maddie Furlong
Ritual, Business Development

Stephanie Harrower
Allied Properties REIT, Operations Coordinator

Tim Kennedy
First National, Director, Commercial Financing

Joseph Kotze
Community Lead, Mealshare

Christopher Lieb
Oxford Properties Group, Director & General Manager

Aine McGlynn
The Good Partnership, Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Mukandi
TD Securities, Risk Analyst

Anna Petta
NTN Bearing Corporation, Executive Assistant to CEO

Alan Rawn
Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield

2019 Sponsors

Founding Sponsor

TD Securities

Auction Sponsor

Air Miles

Culinary Sponsor

Torys LLP

Palate Sponsors

ETFO - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
State Street

Sous Chef Sponsors

Assembly Chef's Hall
McMillan Lawyers LLP
Oxford Properties Group

Exclusive Radio Sponsor

Classical 96.3 FM
Zoomer Radio

Exclusive Airline Partner

Air Canada Foundation


The Atrium in Queen Richmond Centre West
134 Peter Street, Toronto, ON, M5V 2H2

The Atrium in Queen Richmond Centre West is less than 1km from Osgoode subway station, which is an accessible station. The closest parking is located at 302 Queen Street West and 120 Peter Street.