Last Saturday, we headed west for the third annual Thistletown Chef's Harvest Party, a gourmet Italian themed afternoon in support of Thistletown's culinary students. The delicious fundraiser, organized by chef Keith Hoare, enlisted the talents of Toronto's food scene to help send the next generation of chefs to Italy in 2021.

Charlotte Langley (Scout Canning) shucked oysters from Raspberry Point in PEI, John Morris (360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower) served up fancy bacon sandwiches, and Chopped Canada alumni Wallace Wong (SixPackChef) rustled up sautéed shrimp in nonnas marinara sauce. Elsewhere, chefs Suzanne Barr (True True Diner) and Dennis Tay (DaiLo) cooked up delicious creations while Thistletown students sold their own homemade pickles and preserves.

Thanks to Keith Hoare and the Thistletown High School chefs for putting on a memorable event – bon voyage!

Click through the gallery above to check out the event.