• Food Court Social

    September 26th, 2019, 7 PM - 10 PM
    George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto ON

    About the Event

    Food Court Social - outside

    The Food Court Social, George Brown College Foundation's signature annual event, brings together over 15 of Toronto's top chefs and culinary artists in support of students with mental health and addiction challenges enrolled in George Brown's Augmented Education program. This year's event will be held on Thursday 26th September 2019 at the George Brown College Waterfront Campus.

    Last year the Food Court Social raised over $210,000 to offset programming costs for the Augmented Education program. This year we continue to raise support and awareness for this life-changing program.

    This year's Food Court Social, themed "World Fare", will display food sourced from our chefs' cultural backgrounds. An amazing variety of food will be coupled with and expansive silent auction and live performances.

    Join us for an evening of fantastic food and entertainment in support of George Brown College students with mental health and addiction challenges!

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    About the Augmented Education Program

    George Brown College's Augmented Education Program (Aug Ed) helps individuals with mental health and addiction challenges find and maintain employment. Aug Ed gives students the tools to achieve degrees of independence that would otherwise be extremely difficult to attain. Aug Ed provides job-focused education and training as well as post-program placement support.

    This program offers two streams of training: the Culinary Skills (Preparatory Training) Program and the Construction Craft Worker Foundations Program. Successful completion of the program affords students their Ontario College Certificate as well as assistance finding jobs that are relevant to their training.

    Aug Ed is offered at no cost to students and is partially funded by government and by fundraising efforts. As government provides performance-based funding, this means levels of funding fluctuate year-to-year. The 2019 Food Court Social is therefore essential to keeping this exceptional program operational and to help even more persons struggling with mental health and addiction challenges.

    Meet the Chefs and Culinary Artists

    Chef Matt Basile

    Chef Matt Basile

    Fidel Gastro's
    Chef Amira Becarevic

    Chef Amira Becarevic

    Mira Mira
    Chef Alanna Fleischer and Chef Brian Cheng

    Chef Alanna Fleischer and Chef Brian Cheng

    The Edible Story
    Chef Rob Gentile

    Chef Rob Gentile

    Chef John Higgins

    Chef John Higgins

    The Chef's House
    Chef Ashley Jacot De Boinod

    Chef Ashley Jacot De Boinod

    Glory Hole Donuts
    Chef Rupert Martin

    Chef Rupert Martin

    Joey Restaurants
    Chef Roberto Marotta

    Chef Roberto Marotta

    Ardo Restaurant
    Nick Liu

    Chef Nick Liu

    Chef Cameron Pounder

    Chef Cameron Pounder

    Lolita Richards

    Lolita Richards

    Made by Moi
    Chef Alida Solomon

    Chef Alida Solomon

    Tutti Matti
    Chef Daniel Schick

    Chef Daniel Schick

    Omni King Edward Hotel
    Ryan Morrison

    Chef Ryan Morrison

    MARBL Restaurant
    Silvia and Brenda Piantoni

    Chefs Silvia and Brenda Piantoni

    La Bruschetta
    Augmented Education Students

    Augmented Education Students

    Augmented Education

    Thanks to Our Sponsors


    Compass GroupChartwells


    Maple Leaf Foods




    Creaghan McConnell Group
    Great Gulf


    Allan Slaight
    Campbell, Cressy & Associates
    Campus Living Centre
    Carpenters District Council of Ontario
    Dr. Dan Andreae
    Fidelity Investments
    GRC Ltd.
    Central Ontario Building Trades
    Knoll logo
    Mackenzie Investments logo
    Marissa Soumalias
    Polar Asset Management Partners logo
    Triad logo
    Gluskin sheff logo 
    Mawer logo


    Bench Brewing Company
    Coca-Cola Canada
    Jim Clifford
    LOL Photo Booth logo
    PR Chef Inc logo
    George Brown College Public Safety and Security
    The Printing House
    Town and Country Uniforms


    Bell Kearns



    Thanks to Our Silent Auction Donors

    Add Impact logo
    Aer Lingus logo
    AGO logo
    Australian boot company logo
    Aveda logo
    Campus Living Centre
    CHCA logo
    Creekside Winery logo
    Danby logo
    Dufflet logo
    The Distillery Restaurant Corp
    Fall Inn & Spa logo
    Frontier College
    Gardiner Museum
    school of performing arts
    Givenchy logo
    Gusto 54
    hand and stone
    Hotdocs logo
    The Hazelton Hotel
    Hilton Garden Inn
    joey restaurant
    Keurig logo
    McEwan Group
    McMichael logo
    Nadege logo
    Niagra Park logo (png)
    Noble Estates
    One Of A Kind Show
    Penguin Random House Canada
    Reptilia Zoo logo
    ripleys aquarium
    Riverdale wines logo
    Saunders Farm logo
    Shangri-la logo
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
    Software2 logo
    Tarragon theatre logo
    Tawse winery logo
    Toronto conservation authority logo
    Toronto Dance Theatre logo
    Westin Playa Bonita
    The Workroom
    Yoga centre toronto logo
    My Baskets logo

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I become a Food Court Social Sponsor?

    For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact:
    Sarah Phillips, Development Assistant
    (416) 415-5000 ext. 2955

    Sponsorship Package

    How can I donate to Food Court Social?

    Thank you for your interest! If you would like to contribute to our cause, you can make a donation through the page below:

    Donate to Food Court Social

    How do I donate an item to your Silent Auction?

    For information on donating to the Food Court Social Silent Auction, please contact:

    Sarah Phillips, Development Assistant
    (416) 415-5000 ext. 2955

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions, contact us at:

    416-415-5000 ext. 2955 or