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December 2, 2014

Terrace Café awarded Feast ON certification; joins ranks of top Ontario restaurants

Good food grows in Ontario and in The Hospital for Sick Children’s Terrace Café! On Nov. 28, The Terrace Café, owned and operated by SickKids, was recognized with a Feast ON certification by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance (OCTA) for its dedication to Ontario food and farmers. With this certification, The Terrace Café joins the ranks of top Toronto restaurants like Richmond Station and Café Belong for its commitment to showcasing the unique tastes of Ontario. The Terrace Café is also the first and only restaurant owned and operated by a public institution to receive this provincial certification.

The Honorable Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (third from left) was on hand to congratulate members of the Terrace Café’s culinary team including Executive Chef Shawn Studholme (second from left)  on their FEAST ON certification.
The Honorable Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (third from left) was on hand to congratulate members of the Terrace Café’s culinary team including Executive Chef Shawn Studholme (second from left) on their FEAST ON certification.

"Providing fresh, delicious Ontario food has always been a top priority of the Terrace Café," says Tracy Maccarone, Director of Nutrition and Commercial Services. "This certification shows our café is not just a great place to eat on University Ave, but it's a leading restaurant provincially, serving the very best Ontario has to offer."

Feast ON is a criteria-based certification that recognizes restaurants that are champions of Ontario food and drink. To qualify over 25 per cent of a restaurant's annual food and drink purchases must come from Ontario sources. Restaurants must also prove they are supportive members of the Ontario agricultural community and participate in the promotion of Ontario food and drink.

The Terrace Café received this recognition from the OCTA at the Premier's Agri-Food Reception on Nov. 28 at Queen's Park. The Terrace Café was one of five restaurants invited to the Premier's event to showcase culinary creations that feature Ontario ingredients. Executive Chef Shawn Studholme accepted the official Feast ON spoon at the event, which is now on display in the Terrace Café.

View the full Terrace Café Feast ON profile on the OCTA website.