From my instagram postings, you guys know how much I love to eat. I recently checked out this restaurant called Hawthorne Food & Drink and I really enjoyed it. Not only the food but also how they give back to the community! The food was delicious - it's 'Farm-to-Fork City Food' made from local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients! Plus, they provides free training and career development for people in need of skills and employment.
Hawthorne Food & Drink is a social enterprise of Hospitality Workers Training Centre, a non-profit organization that trains unemployed individuals and links them to jobs in the hospitality industry. How great is that? For more info on how HF&D support the community, click here.
Hawthorne's Executive Chef is Ricky Casipe. He's only 25 years old and is passionate about the concept of 'Farm-to-Fork-City Food'. It reflects his support for Ontario and celebration for Toronto. He uses every culture and neighbourhood in the city as an inspiration to create his dishes.
Hawthorne Food & Drink is definitely worth trying. It was my first time experiencing the concept of 'Farm-to-Fork-City Food'. There's really a difference in the taste - fresh, great, strong flavors & very tasty! Not to mention - the food was beautifully presented! Also, the service was top notch!
Hawthorne Food & Drink serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's located 60 Richmond St. East in Toronto. To make a reservation, click here.