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Putting the Epic in Epicurean

We take great pride in creating unique customized food and beverage experiences for your events, right here at the Centre. Our facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen, where our award-winning Executive chef brings a delectable amount of innovation and culinary creativity to each course. And, as part of our commitment to supporting local businesses, our menus have been carefully curated to showcase the very best in homegrown food and wines. For more information about our safe events guide, please visit our Health & Safety page.

 

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A Taste of What Makes Us Different

Our expert in-house culinary team creates customized experiences for your event

Our fully-equipped kitchen is a state-of-the-art laboratory of culinary creativity

All our menus showcase the very best of local food and wine

Taste Innovation

Our award-winning Executive Chef brings a spirit of innovation and artistry to every detail, which allows us to deliver an unparalleled food and beverage experience for your event. And, unlike many convention centres in North America, we do it right here, in our state-of-the-art kitchen. From fine pastries to house-cured sausages and charcuterie, we create a diverse range of delicacies that will leave a lasting impression on all your attendees. Consider us at your service: we’ll work with you as you plan your event and customize your menu to suit your needs.

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Meet Our Team

Get to know our culinary artists and learn about what inspires them.

OUR TEAM

Local Tastes

As part of our commitment to supporting local businesses, our menus showcase the very best from Ontario farms and wineries.

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Local Support

We’re just as passionate about sustainability and fighting hunger in our community as we are about culinary excellence. To help those in need and to reduce food waste, we created a food donation program that provides food to local organizations. including Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, TDSB’s Student Nutrition Program and Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services.

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Feast Your Eyes

Check out photo gallery to get a taste of all the epic events we’ve held here at the MTCC.

EVENT FOOD GALLERY

At Your Service

Nothing takes your event to the next level better than a delicious, thoughtfully curated menu, and that's where our team of experts comes in. Led by our award-winning Executive Chef, they specialize in bringing innovation and skill to every culinary experience they create. Think of them as your partners in success as you plan your event, at your service every step of the way.

DUFF LAMPARD

EXECUTIVE CHEF

"We're in a great place to really push the envelope on what we can do from a creativity point of view."

With over 20 years of experience in some of the most reputable hotels across Canada, Chef Duff has been highly acknowledged in the culinary world with his talent for innovative menu design and by successfully leading fine dining productions. In 2014, he moved to the helm in the kitchen at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and created upscale, restaurant quality menus not typical of the North American convention scene. As Executive Chef, he embraces his passion for global cuisine, local ingredients, and classic cooking methods.

MIA DE ALA

EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF

"We test and taste, and re-test and re-taste. And no one else tastes it until it’s absolutely perfect."

With more than 20 years of experience, Executive Pastry Chef Mia de Ala is passionate about honouring and sharing the traditions and classic techniques transmitted to her as a student and under the mentorship of Sitram Sharma during her 12 years at Toronto’s Four Seasons hotel. “We test and taste, and re-test and re-taste. And no one else tastes it until it’s absolutely perfect.”

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU CREATE AN EPIC EVENT.

Together, we’ll help you create an incredible experience for your attendees, complete with unmatched culinary excellence.

Donation Program

We’re just as passionate about sustainability and fighting hunger in our community as we are about culinary experience. To help those in need and to reduce food waste, we created a food donation program that provides food to local organizations, including Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, TDSB’s Student Nutrition Program and Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services.

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HEALTH & SAFETY

Our team is trained to follow and uphold the highest standards when it comes to health and safety, including a strict protocol to ensure the highest level of quality for each dish prepared in our kitchen. Click below to learn more about how we maintain those standards.

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Inspired Flavours

In the spirit of true culinary creativity, we believe in delivering unique, restaurant-style experiences for each and every event. That’s why our entire Culinary Team is always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to make your menu truly exceptional. Our goal is to create incredible events that push the envelope and exceed all expectations.

Our Latest Taste Innovation

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre Increases Support for Ontario’s Wine and Craft Beer Industry
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Metro Toronto Convention Centre Food Donation Program Fights Hunger in Toronto
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Fine Dining

All our dishes are crafted to restaurant-quality standards

Did You Know?

Unlike many North American convention centres, we create a diverse range of delicacies right here in house.

Chef’s Garden

Many of the herbs and vegetables we use are grown on our very own rooftop.

Local Tastes

CULINARY TOURISM ALLIANCE

Established in 2006, the Culinary Tourism Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that food tourism creates meaningful and sustainable benefits for local economies all over the world. We’re proud to work with them to make sure our offerings honour and highlight Ontario’s unique history, heritage and culture.

A Difference You Can Taste

We take great pride in creating unique customized food and beverage experiences for your events, right here at the Centre. Our facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen, where our award-winning Executive Chef brings a delectable amount of innovation and culinary creativity to each course. And, as part of our commitment to supporting local businesses, our menus have been carefully curated to showcase the very best in homegrown food and wines.

STATE-OF-THE-ART CHARCUTERIE

With a Master’s Certificate in the making of Italian salami, Executive Chef Duff and his team have spearheaded a dry meat aging program that allow us to serve aged local Ontario beef to up to 3,500 guests. Plus, high-tech stagionello protein cabinets give us the ability to produce rapid acidification salami and whole cured cuts such as bresaola, cappicollas, prosciuttos and pancetta, by maintaining the traditional classic methods of charcuterie in a safe and secure environment. We also use these cabinets to cure and smoke our own salmon products.

MTCC PASTRY SHOPPE

With Executive Pastry Chef Mia De Ala at the helm, we operate a full in-house pastry shop, which allows us to truly customize our production and create specialized menu items to fit each event’s specific needs.

FOOD DONATION

Our customers have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference while creating a successful event. Extra food from events can be donated to make a difference in the local community and fight hunger.

 

To help those in need and to reduce food waste, we operate a food donation program which provides food to local organizations including Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, and TDSB’s Student Nutrition Program.

SOUTH BUILDING CHEF’S GARDEN

Many herbs and vegetables used in our kitchen are grown in our very own Chef’s Garden. Located in our South Building’s rooftop, it allows us to use our own fresh ingredients as much as possible.

 

The Chef’s Garden is also home to rooftop beehives. We operate beehives on the roof of our South building. Each hive is home to 50,000 bees which help support the preservation of essential pollinators in our city to producing delicious honey for our culinary team.

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