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For the first Harvest Wednesdays of 2017, we invite you to a Harvest Table Dinner in the Ballroom with the Gladstone Hotel’s new executive chef Joshna Maharaj! Chef Joshna is passionate about sustainability, social justice and supporting local producers and will be incorporating the Winter Harvest from Chick-a-biddy Acres C.S.A. to connect us to the land.
Your Harvest Table Dinner ticket includes:
About Joshna Maharaj
Joshna Maharaj is a busy chef with big ideas about good food! Joshna’s strong social justice and sustainability ethics are rooted in her time at The Stop, a community food centre where she built innovative and delicious community food programs. Recently, Joshna has been working with institutions in Toronto building new models for institutional food procurement, production and service, proving that the institution is a viable tool for social change. Joshna is currently an expert panelist on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin and makes regular appearances on CBC radio. She is also a two-time TEDx speaker and recently made the shortlist of nominees for the inaugural Basque Culinary World Prize recognizing chefs who use gastronomy to make social change.
“Joshna’s career has been spent working outside the typical restaurant box – with her experience in television, community food centres, hospitals and museums – she brings a wealth of good practices that aren’t often found in the average chef’s toolkit,” says Ivy Knight, culinary personality and writer. “And that’s just the activist side of the equation – her cooking chops aren’t too shabby either, and coupled with those of her Chef de Cuisine, Rudy Boquila, this promises to be one of the most exciting kitchens in the city.” – Ivy Knight, culinary personality
Twitter + Instagram: @joshnamaharaj
About Harvest Wednesdays
We invite you to connect with Ontario’s growing season through a Harvest Table Dinner in the Ballroom or a Sip and Savour in the Gallery (featuring tastings from 15+ local producers!) Check out all the dates here!
Harvest Wednesdays is a local culinary series inspired by the Gladstone’s long-time investment in four ‘shares’ of a local Community Shared Agriculture Farm, Chick-a-biddy Acres Farms. By showcasing their local produce each week alongside guest chefs, community organizations and local producers, Harvest Wednesdays sparks conversations about Community Shared Agriculture, eating locally for global change, bridging the gap between urban and rural and of course, enjoying seasonal Ontario produce, picked from the land just the day before.
What is Community Shared Agriculture (C.S.A.)
Community Shared Agriculture allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. It is a relationship of shared bounty and shared risk.
Your meal includes perfectly paired wine from Stanners Vineyard–an artisanal, family-owned and operated winery located near the village of Hillier in Prince Edward County. Watch this video to learn more about the incredible, award-winning winery!
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