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

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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 experience. Attendees don’t just eat at the MTCC, they dine on the best Ontario has to offer.

Here are three key facts that set apart the MTCC’S food and beverage program:

  1. Focus on local food: 65% of all meat, fish and dairy are purchased locally to help sustain farmland and support farmers. 80% of the wine list dedicated to local Ontario wine only.
  1. Innovative practices: On the South Building’s roof, you can find a Chef’s Garden, complete with herbs and vegetables and six beehives that produce sumptuous honey each year for the culinary team. The MTCC also operates a pastry shoppe in-house, runs its own dry meat ageing program that cures local Ontario beef, as well as provides a full charcuterie program.
  1. Fighting hunger: MTCC’s successful food donation program partners with events and conferences to reduce food waste and ensure that extra food items are donated to organizations in Toronto that help fight hunger in the community. These organizations include Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, TDSB’s Student Nutrition Program and Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services. In 2018, the equivalent of 93,000 meals were donated.

Take a behind the scenes look at the MTCC food and beverage program in this new video that explores how the facility does things differently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDJMbyuGkFc&t=21s

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