Recap: Toronto Sandwich Festival 2018

 

The 1st ever Toronto Sandwich Festival was held at Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto on Sunday April 28th, 2018.

When I was first approached by Musically in Motion Entertainment I had no idea what to expect. I really didn’t know they needed me to host the entire festival. However, I was ready, excited and up for the challenge. After meeting with Bibian Wu, the Entertainment Manager, I found the meeting to be successful and stress free. I left that meeting feeling great about the weeks ahead.

As the day came closer, I was told this festival was a class project for students in their final year at George Brown College in relation to event planning/organizing (sorry I don’t know the actual course name). What a task to be tested on!!! When Musically in Motion Entertainment and myself heard this, we just had to ensure we gave it 100000% so that this event would be that much more successful for these college students. The other part of this festival that personally spoke to me (besides all the food in my sight) was the charity element. All proceeds of the Toronto Sandwich Festival went towards supporting, The Stop Community Food Centre and the George Brown College Foundation. If you know MCNadzzz, than you know charity speaks to my soul. Anything for a good cause is something I will 100% throw my hat towards.

Overall, the festival was a huge success with over 500 people in attendance throughout the day. Like our attendees, we enjoyed the sounds of Toronto based Canadian hip hop/neo soul band Xoana in addition to the smells of the vendors on a warm sunny day in midtown Toronto. God I love my city!! Not only was there sandwiches, but there were vendors who represented various cultures, displaying their culinary arts and skills.

We even had competitions like the Maille’s Sandwich Design Contest sponsored by Maille Canada, the exclusive and official Mustard of the Toronto Sandwich Festival, along with the Sandwich Eating Contest sponsored by Cherry St Bar-B-Que. The design contest was fun as I got to witness contestants of various ethnic backgrounds make a sandwich look tasty and then sell it to a panel of judges from the Assembly Chef’s Hall. Our guest Chefs for the day were, Chef Elia Hererra, Chef Stuart Ross, and Carly Spears the Strategic Marketing & Culinary Innovator from the Assembly Chef’s Hall,

Chef Lawrence La Pianta from Cherry St Bar-B-Que gave us our first chef demo of the day followed by Chef Paul Marshall from the Love Chix – who I got to chat with during his entire demonstration.

Check out my short YouTube montage video of the day’s events – I was working so I couldn’t capture everything I wanted too.

Thank you to everyone who attended (I know this comes a little late) and thank you to Bibian who trusted Musically in Motion Entertainment and myself to bring the entertainment and fun!

 

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