Chef Duff’s Recipe: Creamy Tuscan Inspired Chicken


  With more than 20 years of experience, MTCC’s Executive Chef Duff Lampard is highly respected in the culinary world.  With his passion for global cuisine, local ingredients and classic cooking methods, he has created impeccable restaurant-quality menus not typical of the North American convention scene at the MTCC. While we all navigate our new normal and spend more time at home, Chef Duff is happy to share his delicious one pot recipe for Creamy … Continue reading

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Finding Ways to Help – Donating Food During the COVID-19 Crisis


We recognize that being a good neighbour and helping others in this difficult time is extremely important, and today we have positive news to share about how we were able to help those who are the most vulnerable in our city. As a result of the COVID-19 global health crisis, events at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre have been postponed or cancelled. Our centre is navigating these unprecedented times alongside our city, and our focus … Continue reading

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The MTCC Difference: 3 key facts that set apart our food and beverage program


Last year, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre welcomed 1.5 million attendees from around the world. Here, things are done on a massive scale, including world-class food and beverage service. At capacity, the MTCC will serve anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 meals in one evening. The MTCC is one of a select few convention centres that produce almost every food element in-house and this reflects our facility’s commitment to creating culinary experiences comparable to a restaurant … Continue reading

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Meeting Planners: Coffee May Help Brew a Better Meeting


Last year, we estimate that 1.4 million cups of coffee were served at meetings and events taking place in our facility. This figure does not include coffee consumed by our staff, who certainly enjoy a good cup of java. Coffee is a beloved staple in the meetings industry, and a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology may persuade meeting planners to increase its presence at every meeting. Could coffee contribute to leaving a … Continue reading

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Delicious delicacies for every palate of 2016


One amazing part of my role as Social Community Specialist is that I quite often get to be the bearer of great news. It’s not uncommon to discover complimentary posts following one of our gala events, or meetings with a large food and beverage component, particularly when it comes to the dessert front. I delight in seeing a stream of beautiful food photos accompanied by captions like, “What a way to end the night!” and … Continue reading

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