FoodShare is a non-profit organization that works with
communities and schools to deliver healthy food and food education so that everyone can have access to quality
fresh food that is affordable. The innovative programs impacts what kids eat in school.
FoodShare’s 10th Annual Fundraising Gala, Recipe for Change, was held recently and
featured dozens of restaurants, chocolatiers, local wineries and more. This year, FoodShare showcased talented
female chefs of colour. The best chefs from around the greater Toronto area served up delicacies with fresh organic
Alongside the GTA master chefs were West Hill’s Chef and Culinary teacher Mario Paz and
students Taija and Allison. The West Hill culinary students created two types of Tostadas using organic herbs and
vegetables freshly picked from the school’s indoor garden towers.
It wasn’t long before Chef/Teacher Mario Paz and student chefs Taija and Allison realized
they had a hit as people lined up to taste their delicious Tostadas and then returned for more. They heard comments
like ‘wow, these are amazing’, ‘this food is so tasty’, ‘can I have another’,
‘I brought my friend over because I love your Tostadas.
As the only secondary school invited to participate in this great event, Taija and Allison were
proud to take part in such a worthy cause and feel good to know that the funds raised
at Recipe for Change will go to support over 250,000 Torontonians.
FoodShare’s Executive Director Paul Taylor was so thrilled about the excitement generated
at West Hill’s table, that he came over to meet the young chefs and pose for a photo.