by Jo Dickins
Photographer Jo Dickins captured Jamie Kennedy and friends’ communal table dinner, June 19 at the Evergreen Brick Works in this Good Food Revolution exclusive photo essay. For many the dinner, attended by several hundred keen foodies, signaled the comeback of one of Canada’s best known chefs and one of Ontario’s great local food pioneers. After something of an ‘annus horribilis’, with help from Keith Froggett, Anthony Walsh, Brad Long, Michael Dixon, Eric Walker, Adam Colquhoun, Yasser Qahawish and Crosstown Kitchens, Chef Kennedy got back to basics and back to having fun. Dickins offers her shots and notes below. – Malcolm Jolley, Editor.
Guests enjoy the reception area – although I was a little too busy with other matters to try anything by the guest chefs, my husband Chris fondly mentioned Chef Anthony Walsh’s Spiced Pickerel Steam Buns at least 7 times in the day following the event.
JK’s signature mason jars, local foliage and candles decorated the 2 long tables which totaled 300 feet in length; Evergreen Executive Director Geoffrey Cape, standing, chats with guests shielding themselves from sun’s rays. Forecast had called for rain and thunderstorms all week!
Beautiful greens from Antony John’s Soiled Reputation were paired with a trio of gorgeous Monforte Dairy cheeses; Chef dresses the greens.
Jo Dickins is a Toronto-based professional photographer. Find out more about Jo Dickins at jodickins.com.
[Photo: John Gundy.]