SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Tickets $115.85

All profits raised from this once in a life time experience will be used to create a culinary scholarship for one deserving, passionate woman in Ghana.

As part of the 2019 Terroir Symposium, we’re hosting a few collaborative meals to celebrate what makes our network so special.

On May 5th, Olivia Simpson of Ricky + Olivia Events Toronto, Selassie Atadika of Midunu and Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy NYC will be taking over the kitchen at Ufficio Restaurant for a special Ghanian Brunch. This cross-cultural experience will explore traditional ingredients from Ghana and Canada.

About the Chefs

After over a decade spent engaged in humanitarian work with the United Nations and years of self-teaching in the culinary arts, Selassie Atadika completed course work at the Culinary Institute of America. She is a founding member of Trio Toque, the first nomadic restaurant in Dakar, Senegal. Atadika brought her innovative approach to African cuisine back home in 2014. Her food enterprise is Midunu, a nomadic and private dining enterprise in Accra which embodies ‘New African Cuisine’.

Amanda Cohen is the James Beard-nominated chef and owner of Dirt Candy, the award-winning vegetable restaurant on New York City’s Lower East Side. In 2018, New York Magazine named Dirt Candy “The Absolute Best Restaurant on the Lower East Side” and Wine Enthusiast named it one of the 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America.

Olivia Simpson went to school for food science and nutrition at George Brown College, but ended up in the kitchen and fell in love. What also sparked her interest was the experience you can create with people and the ability to connect with complete strangers on a common level: food. She has worked in many kitchens in Toronto, some including; Bar Buca, Oliver and Bonacini Catering, Saturday Dinette and Hawthorne Food and Drink. Olivia also travelled and lived in New York City, staging and working in some of New York’s finest; including Dirt Candy, Mission Chinese, and Blue Hill Stone Barns.