caterToronto is a community-based catering network for social and economic outcomes. We begin in early 2013, as an initiative of Food Forward and FoodSpokes, receiving support from a variety of stakeholders and partners as we grew interest among over 205 individual and organizations. We have chosen to promote a small membership, while working together towards sustainability and scale.
Our mission is to cultivate better social and economic food system connections by integrating affordable commercial kitchen space, industry technical assistance, and access to market opportunities. Working primarily to support youth and women living in low-income and newcomer neighbourhoods, our programs are tailored to draw on their strengths to address challenges with stronger solutions through kitchens, retailers, and events. We exemplify creativity, collaboration, and commitment to dignity, diversity, and deliciousness!