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Why is sustainable food important? Savour a 3-course meal with wine pairings while enjoying an insightful conversation about the importance of local food with Andrew Coppolino, author of Farm To Table, Ian Middleton executive chef at the Hub, and producer Ryan Bergman from Loco Fields.

This unique dinner experience will give you an intimate view on how Farm To Table came together, a book that was named one of the most anticipated cookbooks of the year from Canadian Food Bloggers. Attendees will not only have the chance to listen to this unique conversation and enjoy the 3-course meal with wine pairings inspired by Andrew’s book, but they will also have the opportunity to ask Andrew questions and pick up— and have signed—a copy of Farm To Table.

Menu inspired by Farm To Table (Student Chef Julian Rey):
Brassicas with Charred Onion, Potato Purée, and Olive Oil
Roasted Squash Soup with White Beans, Smoked Crème Fraîche, and Crisp Bacon
Leg of Lamb “Cleopatra” with Harissa and Couscous
Little Carrot Cakes with Raisins, Cajeta, and Warm Sabayon
About the author

CBC columnist Andrew Coppolino’s passion lies in promoting the amazing cooks, restaurateurs, farmers, and producers in Waterloo Region and Wellington and Perth counties. If he had to, Andrew would eat pizza for the rest of his life. Luckily, he has more than one option as the food columnist with the Kitchener Post and CBC Radio. He holds a Master’s degree in English literature from the University of Waterloo and has taught at UW, the universities of Guelph, Toronto, and Toledo, Conestoga College, and at the Stratford Chefs School. Coppolino was a restaurant reviewer and columnist with the Waterloo Region Record and Grand and Taste magazines, and is co-author of Cooking with Shakespeare. Coppolino doesn’t just like food, he loves it. Perhaps that’s why he has published in a variety of magazines, from Restaurants Canada to Hotelier magazine. When he’s not taking the culinary world by storm, you can find Andrew volunteering as a coach with the Kitchener Soccer Club.

About Farm to Table

The Stratford Chefs School has trained accomplished chefs for decades, and the stories in this book speak to how the school has also shaped the culinary landscape in Perth County, Ontario. Farm to Table pairs Stratford Chefs School alumni chefs with one of their favourite food producers for a culinary adventure through Perth County.

Inside, you’ll find beloved recipes from head chefs at favourite Perth County restaurants, along with photos by renowned photographer Terry Manzo, and profiles written by CBC food columnist Andrew Coppolino. This compilation of recipes from some of the most celebrated local graduates of the Stratford Chefs School takes you inside the lessons they learned at the school, making this book a staple of every Canadian kitchen.

“Farm to Table not only features recipes from some of the region’s most celebrated graduates of the Stratford Chefs School, but also includes fascinating interviews with these chefs conducted by CBC food columnist Andrew Coppolino, and striking imagery provided by photographer and SCS alumna Terry Manzo.”
—Eleanor Kane, Stratford Chefs School Co-founder“This is a drop-dead gorgeous book whose recipes made me salivate and whose photos were stunning. I loved the stories behind the recipes and foods… ”
—Janet Cousineau, Librarian (Canada)
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