Featuring special guests
founder of Alo Food Group
Chef Patrick Kriss is the founder of Alo Food Group, a celebrated group of restaurants and spaces that includes Alo, Aloette, Alobar Yorkville and Alobar Downtown; Salon, Aloette GO and Alder. Both Alo and Alobar Yorkville received one Michelin star each in 2022, making Patrick the only chef to receive the coveted award for two of his restaurants in Toronto.
CEO and creator of Reyna Hospitality Group and View the VIBE and co-host of Let’s Talk Womxn
Nicki Laborie owns multilocation restaurant Bar Reyna in Toronto and New York. Laborie also founded View the VIBE to create a Canadian online publication offering news and insights into Toronto restaurants, trends, fashion, people and culture.
chef and owner of Bar Prima, La Palma, Constantine, Campagnolo and Future of Cheese
Chef Craig Harding is the owner and executive chef of the California meets Italy-inspired La Palma, was the brain behind the beloved gem Campagnolo and has recently created his latest outpost, Constantine, inside Toronto’s chic new boutique hotel, The Anndore House.
chief operating officer of The Food Dudes
Derek Wasser has been instrumental in raising The Food Dudes’ bar and expanding its scope. His culinary vision led to the founding of Ace Kosher and the popularity of the quick-service restaurant Pantry. With his finger always on the pulse and his enthusiasm for the business, Derek has directed every ounce of his energy toward generating success.
The Culinary Creators Project is a curated experience where you can meet your Toronto-based restauranteur community, talk to the chefs you admire and get insight into improving cost savings and efficiency in your restaurant. Attendance is limited to 200 guests — RSVP and secure your complimentary access.
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