When you think of food festivals, you probably think of exotic delicacies, soul-nourishing comfort foods, quirky themes, and hours of culinary indulgence—satiating your appetites and pushing the limits on caloric consumption. When you think of food festivals, you probably don't think of trash. But Trashed & Wasted, the newest addition to Toronto's festival lineup this year, is about to change all that.
Debuting on March 1, Trashed & Wasted is a charity event designed to raise awareness around food waste—bringing together local chefs, brewers, and other culinary and drinks experts for an inspiring evening themed around repurposing and reusing items that may once have been destined for the trash pile. Think: transforming stale bread into booze and other cool food waste-reduction hacks.