GIVEAWAY: 1pair of Tickets to Toronto Cider Festival

I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of Tickets to Toronto Cider Festival – Day Time Session (19+)

On August 26, 2017, Toronto Cider Festival will embody the spirit of true Canadian Pride in honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary with a waterfront cider celebration at Sherbourne Common near Sugar Beach. Showcasing more than 70 amazing ciders paired with delicious food, live entertainment and local Canadian talent, Toronto Cider Festival – Celebrating Canada 150 will create an environment where guests can kick back, relax by the water and celebrate the end of summer in true Canadian style.

TORONTO CIDER FESTIVAL 

Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Hours: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm (over 2 sessions: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm)
Location: Sherbourne Common
Website
: TorontoCiderFestival.com

Expected attendance: 3500
Age: 19+ only
Theme: Canada 150 Celebration
Attraction: More than 25 cider vendors from across Canada and abroad
Entertainment: More than 70 ciders paired with delicious food, a DJ and live entertainment, an Art Showdown during the day, a Flair Cider Cocktail Bartending Competition at night, a cottage lounging area, fun games, exciting contests and a Canada 150 Photo Booth

WINNER WILL BE RECEIVING:

  • 1 pair of tickets to the DAY TIME SESSION (11:30AM-4:00PM) event on Sat Aug 26, 2017

To enter, you must (1) follow me on Twitter (@foodinthecityTO) and (2) tweet the following message:

I’ve entered to win a pair of tickets to @TOCiderFest happening on Sat Aug 26th from @foodinthecityTO You can too! https://wp.me/p7VHwg-2GI

  • Contest closes Thursday August 10th, 2017 5:00 PM EST 
  • Winner will be randomly selected via random.org and announced on my blog on Friday August 11th, 2017
  • Winner & guest must be 19+ to attend event 
  • You may tweet once a day throughout the duration of the contest
  • Re-tweeting does not count as a valid entry 
  • Winner will be selected via http://www.random.org/
  • Twitter Entries are tracked by the @foodinthecityTO tag, if you do not see your entry in the stream, there is no valid entry from you. Please READ HERE as to why tweets are not showing 

To Purchase Tickets, please click here

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Toronto Cider Festival 2017

It’s that time of the year again where all cider lovers can rejoice about the upcoming Toronto Cider Festival! This year’s Cider Festival is bigger and better – with more than 25 cider vendors available from across Canada. This year’s venue will be located at Sherbourne Common (near Sugar Beach) on Saturday August 26th from 11:30AM to 10:30PM over 2 sessions.

If you’ve missed out on last year’s Cider Festival and want to read all about what went down – you can read my recap post here

2017 Event Details:

  • Location: Sherbourne Common (near Sugar Beach)
  • Date & Time:
    • Saturday, August 26th, 2017
    • 11:30 am to 10:30 pm (over 2 sessions: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm)
  • Expected attendance: 3500
  • Theme: Canada 150 Celebration
  • Cider Line Up: More than 25 cider vendors from across Canada and abroad
  • Entertainment: More than 70 ciders paired with delicious food, a DJ and live entertainment, an Art Showdown during the day, a Flair Cider Cocktail Bartending Competition at night, a cottage lounging area, fun games, exciting contests and a Canada 150 Photo Booth

Guests will have the choice of attending either the Day or Evening session – each four and a half hours in duration, plus they will receive 4 sample tokens and a commemorative sampling mug with each ticket to kick off their cider experience. The serious cider lovers can purchase a VIP ticket providing them with 6 additional tokens for a total of 10 tokens and access to the Food & Cider Pairing session and an exclusive meet & greet the cider makers during the VIP Early Admission.

Stay tuned for a giveaway but in the mean time – you can purchase your tickets HERE

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Grace, Food in the City Toronto

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Steakcation with Chef Graham Elliott & Walmart Canada

One does not say no when invited to a “Steakcation”evening with Walmart Canada and Celebrity Chef Graham Elliott. Several weeks ago, we had the pleasure of discovering Chef Elliott’s exclusive Tequila Taqueria for one night only!

That evening, we joined Chef Elliott in his pop up kitchen where he made all of us his own Summer Steak Tacos as well as other signature dishes made with 100% Canadian AAA Angus Steak. Please enjoy the photos 🙂

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Cheers!
Grace, Food in the City Toronto

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GIVEAWAY: 1pair of Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer for July 30th {CLOSED}

I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer (for Sunday July 30)

Toronto’s longest running and largest annual beer festival is back at it again this year from Friday July 28th to Sunday July 30th at Bandshell Park @ Exhibition Place. Presented by the Beer Store, Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB) returns offering beer lovers a chance to sample 416  brews from across the country and beyond. The Beer Store is also proud to announce a culinary experience – where the team welcomes an outstanding roster of Chefs and restaurants that are leading the way in Toronto’s thriving food scene.

TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEER

Date: Friday July 28 – Sunday July 30
Hours: July 28 (4:30PM-11:00PM) , July 29 (1:30PM – 8:00PM), July 30 (1:30PM – 8:00PM)
Location: Bandshell Park – Exhibition Place
Website
BeerFestival.ca

WINNER WILL BE RECEIVING:

  • 1 pair of tickets to the event for SUNDAY JULY 30th ONLY (does not include tokens)

To enteryou must (1) follow me on Twitter (@foodinthecityTO) and (2) tweet the following message:

I’ve entered to win a pair of tickets to @TOBeerFestival happening on July 28-30 from @foodinthecityTO You can too! https://wp.me/p7VHwg-2G3

  • Contest closes Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00 PM EST 
  • Winner will be randomly selected via random.org and announced on my blog on Friday July 21, 2017
  • Tickets will be emailed to the winner. 
  • You may tweet once a day throughout the duration of the contest
  • Re-tweeting does not count as a valid entry 
  • Winner will be selected via http://www.random.org/
  • Twitter Entries are tracked by the @foodinthecityTO tag, if you do not see your entry in the stream, there is no valid entry from you. Please READ HERE as to why tweets are not showing 

To Purchase Tickets, please click here

*Update: July 21st, 2017*

Congratulations @itsfredddy !

You are the lucky winner to a pair of tickets for Toronto’s Festival of Beer on Sunday July 30th only!

Thank you to all those that entered this contest. There were a total of 59 valid entries. Entries were tracked in chronological order on Twitter. I received email notifications every time an entry was made & recorded the time entry was received. I ensured those who entered were following me on twitter. The winner was selected randomly using the “True Random Number Generator” via Random.org.

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Nestlé Canada – Unwrap Some Good Campaign

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Nestlé Canada in Toronto’s historic Sterling Road Factory. This factory is one of Canada’s oldest and largest confection production facilities established in 1890 – where Kit Kat, Smarties, Coffee Crisp and other Nestlé classics are locally made for over 120 years. During this tour of the factory, we also learned a lot about Nestlé‘s Unwrap Some Good Campaign – an initiative to share Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan with the public. The Nestlé Cocoa Plan is a global initiative that helps tackle key issues facing cocoa farmers, their families and communities to create a better future for cocoa farming.

 By working closely with farming co-op and paying a premium for quality, Nestlé is reducing the complexity of its supply chain, improving returns to farmers and enhancing the quality of cocoa it uses in its products. The Cocoa Plan provides farmers with training to improve agricultural practices that help to distribute higher-yielding and disease-resistant cocoa plants. As well, it works to support women farmers and improves access to education for children. 

Key Facts about Cocoa Plan:

  • Nestlé Canada uses 100% UTZ certified sustainable cocoa, sourced through The Cocoa Plan, to craft some of the most loved products in Canada
  • Through the global Nestlé Cocoa Plan 2.16 million high yield cocoa plants were grown and distributed and 57,000 farmers were trained in fields school in 2016
  • Through the global Cocoa Plan, Nestlé has committed to investing over $150 million in the communities in which it operates in between 2010 and 2019
  • Through the Cocoa Plan, Nestlé global will:
    • Distribute 12 million high-yield, disease resistant cocoa plants by 2019
    • Source 230,000 tonnes of sustainable cocoa by 2020
    • Build or refurbish 40 schools
    • Educate more than 35, 000 community members on child labour issues

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Key Facts about Nestlé Canada:

  • 3,500 employees in Canada, in approximately 20 facilities across the country
  • $2.3 billion in Canadian sales (2014)
  • Today, 95% of Canadian households contain a Nestlé product; everything from chocolates and confectionery, to coffee and beverages, to ice cream and frozen desserts and pet care products
  • Nestlé is a Canadian market leader in several categories, including bottled water, confectionery, frozen pizza, ice cream, soluble coffee and pet food (Purina)

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Key Facts about Sterling Road Factory:

  • The facility employs more than 500 individuals living in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Only sustainable cocoa soured through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan is used at the factory
  • 100% of landfill waste of the factory is diverted to an electrical co-generation plant
  • It has been a peanut-free facility since 2001
  • Confectionery treats are produced up to 24 hours a day, 364 days a year (closed Christmas)
  • Some of Canada’s favourites confectionery brands originate from Sterling Road, including Coffee Crisp, Kit Kat, Smarties and Aero
  • On an annual basis, Sterling Road produces 18,000 tonnes of confectionery products

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Our exciting tour consisted of visiting 4 different floors of the factory. Each floor produced a different brand of chocolate. After putting on some head to toe gear, and swapping our equipment for traces of peanut – we were taken away to have a closer look how each of our favourite brand of chocolate are produced! Please enjoy the photos from our tour 🙂

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Grace, Food in the City Toronto

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