by Malcolm Jolley

What’s On The Table is the name of The Stop Community Food Centre’s annual fundraising dinner and silent auction. It’s become a highlight of the Toronto gastronomic scene: top chefs and premium Ontario wineries jostle to land a booth and volunteer their services. In fact, Chef Chris Brown, The Stop’s Food Enterprise Co-odinator teams up pairs of top chefs who try and out do each other as they feed hungry attendees from stations positioned in the old TTC Streetcar barn where The Stop holds it’s weekly Saturday famers market. This year, The Stop branched out and invited some special guests: Gordon Bailey from Lot 30 in P.E.I. and Carson Schiffkorn from The Inn on the Lake in Whitehorse.

Last Wednesday evening, I elbowed my way through the crowds to talk to as many chefs, wine reps and volunteers as I could – some of the footage was unusable because of light and sound, and I was really only able to get a smattering of the good folks who put in their time, money and heart into making the event a success. Here’s a taste of what I saw and heard.

Malcolm Jolley is the Managing Editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the non-profit organization that publishes GFR. Follow him at

This video was made possible through the kind support of Fortessa Canada / Schott Zwiesel.