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Empty Bowls

Save the date! Empty Bowls returns on May 28 at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis Hall. The 26th annual event, organized by the Robert Langen Art Gallery and Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, raises money for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.


Wilfred Laurier University - Lazaridis Hall
Tuesday May 28th, 2024
Lunch seating: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner seating: 5 - 7 p.m.

Top Toques will be participating in the Empty Bowls event in support of the Food Bank of the Waterloo Region again this year on May 28th. We will present our soup at the lunch seating from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The soup we are presenting is – Chilled Corn Soup, roasted corn garnish, leak-coriander drizzle.

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2023 Business Expo

Presented by Local Chambers of Commerce


Bingemans - Marshall Hall, Ballroom, and Foyer
Wednesday May 10th, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Attendance at this event is open to the general public, including the business members of the three chambers. There is no admission charge to attend this tri-city tradeshow. Top Toques is one of the ten sponsors for this event. We will have a booth set up and provide a variety of appetizers and/or Hor d’oeuvres to showcase the training we do at the College and the talents and expertise of our students and instructors.

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Canadian Beef Cut Along

Presented by Taste Canada Cooks the Books


Wednesday, March 15, 2023
11:30 a.m.

Our students and chefs will be joining the live event, where they will learn:

  • Why Canadian beef?
  • The value proposition of beef from Canada: The Canadian Advantage 101
  • Animal Health
  • Food Safety
  • Grading Standards
  • Beef Quality
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Hunger No More Event - Image - Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence
Top Toques had the pleasure of being part of a fundraising event called Hunger No More hosted by Tiny Home Takeout. It was wonderful to see and meet so many community members!

ART$ PAY Fundraiser at Lot 42

Art$Pay is a portal for the promotion of the visual arts sector, focusing on employment, marketing, and public awareness. Join the conversation!

Art$Pay connects visual art practitioners with opportunities, community, and advocates for fair pay.

Visit their Facebook Page @ArtSPayWR.

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Culinary Showdown at Oakville Conference Centre

Guests will have the opportunity to take photos with the Celebrity Chefs, bid on silent and live auction items and mingle with other guests. Following the cocktail reception, the main event will begin! Audience members will enjoy a delicious dinner as the celebrity chefs and their teams of the top 50 fundraisers take the stage. 50 fundraisers will be split into five teams, each team led by a Celebrity Chef. Teams will compete under the spotlight to create three unique dishes.

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Signatures Event

Join us at Sun Life Arena in support of the annual Signatures, a taste test of the best for the Parkinsons Society of Southwestern Ontario.
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Food Network Canada Charity BBQ Cook Off

Our students participate in the Prostate Cancer Charity BBQ in Toronto hosted by Food Network Canada. They are able to work alongside some of Canada’s Top Chefs during the event. It is a great time for a fantastic cause – check out our photos!

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Best Bites Taste of the Caribbean

Join us for an elegant garden party at the scenic grounds of Shade’s Mills Conservation Area.

Funds raised from this event will be used to purchase equipment for the Mental Health Program in new wing of Cambridge Memorial Hospital, as well as aiding community projects supported by the Rotary Club of Preston Hespeler.

Empty Bowls

Every year, the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop is involved with two Empty Bowls fundraising events supporting the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

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Flanagans Food Show

Indulge in fresh flavours, sample new products, and network with representatives for new insight, ideas and innovations.

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Chef’s Gourmet Dinner

The annual Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner – Springtime in Paris, is a signature culinary event in support of local youth in need of mentorship. Hosted by Best Friends, the event features Waterloo Region’s finest chefs from 20 renowned restaurants.
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