Restaurants for change

Thank you

Restaurants for Change 2016 raised $280,000 and counting to support healthy food programs across Canada. Thank you to all diners, restaurants and sponsors who made this happen! Save the date for next year's event: October 18, 2017.


About the Event

Restaurants for Change is an annual fundraising event that brings together some of Canada’s best restaurants to create change in our food system. On October 19, 2016, diners, sponsors, and more than 65 restaurants in 15 Canadian cities joined together to support Community Food Centres Canada and organizations across Canada that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for healthy food for all, raising over $250,000.

Save the date for next year’s Restaurants for Change: October 18, 2017!

2016 Restaurants

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Santa Barbara

Earth to Table Bread Bar: Guelph

Artisanale French Country Cooking


The Mitchell Block

The Merchant Kitchen

Segovia Tapas Bar

Rose and Sons Swan

Promenade Cafe and Wine

Pizzeria Gusto


Pazzo Pizzeria

O’Reilly’s Pub

Model Milk


Mamakas Taverna

Garde Manger


Fat Pasha

Farmer’s Apprentice


El Rey Mezcal Bar

Deane House

Cafe Belong


Big Crow

Ben Kramer pop-up (Kitchen Sync)


Bar Begonia

Ascari Enoteca


The Berlin

The Canteen

Burdock & Co

Le Bremner

Le Chien Noir Bistro

The Common

Bonterra Trattoria

Earth to Table Bread Bar: Hamilton

Papa Leo’s Restaurant




Drake One Fifty

The Drake Hotel

Drake Devonshire


Richmond Station

Rose and Sons

Deer + Almond

Ruby Watchco

Mallard Cottage


Supply and Demand


Park Restaurant

Chives Canadian Bistro


CHAR|CUT Roast House


The Nash

NOtaBLE the restaurant

Posto Pizzeria and Bar

River Café



Toronto Restaurants

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Who Benefits

We have complex, joined-up food issues in Canada: growing household food insecurity, high rates of diet-related illness, social disconnection, and an unsustainable food system. These issues disproportionately affect people living on low incomes, and have enormous social, economic, environmental and health-related costs. We need to act now, before the problem gets any bigger.

Chefs and restaurants are incredible allies in the fight for a fairer and healthier food system. This year’s participating Restaurants for Change are committed to supporting local food systems, local producers, and the right to good food for all. These generous food fighters know that we all have a role to play in changing our food system for the better.

And so do you! Join us for Restaurants for Change on October 18, 2017, and funds raised will support healthy food access and empowering food programs in low-income communities across Canada. In cities where there is a Community Food Centre (see below for the list), proceeds are shared between that centre and Community Food Centres Canada. Other funds raised help CFCC support more than 90 Good Food Organizations across Canada with an annual conference, grants, training, program resources, and other capacity-building tools. Last year restaurants and sponsors raised $200,000 to support local organizations and a national movement for good food for all. This year, we want to raise even more! Join us!

To find out more about how we’re bringing people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food for all, read our 2015 Annual Report or visit












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