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Taste of the MiddleEast

Taste of the MiddleEast

Sat, 4 August,

As the first Taste of the Middle East Food Festival in Toronto (not-for-profit organization), we have been working non stop to make this festival stand out and to set high standards and the common reaction from our audience has been “It is about time to have a Taste of the Middle East Food Festival!”

You are invited to the Taste of the Middle East in the heart of the city on Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto on Saturday August 4, 2018.

Taste of the Middle East projects to attract over 5,000 people to this free admission event with lots of food, drinks, music & dance celebrations!


What exciting things are we cooking for you!

Karl Wolf, Lebanese Canadian celebrity singer who is definitely projected to attract a huge audience in Prime Time! He is performing at 8:30 pm and is joining our Taste VIP Backstage from 7pm - 8pm (Buy tickets for VIP on eventbrite).

Taste Food: 12 vendors showcasing their delicious food in 10x10 tents.

Taste Kitchen: 12 vendors are showcasing more traditional food items and each 2 vendors are sharing a 10x10 tent and serving one menu item.

Taste Souk: Yes we are closing down Dundas Square street (the small street where the parking is). This will be our Middle Eastern Market where you can buy Art, Jewellery, Teacups, Olive Oil soap and many other goodies.

Taste Photobooth: Who does not like to experience a Sultan's Tent! We will have a Sultan’s Tent onsite where our guest can take incredible photos. #1001flavours.

Taste Stage: Dj’s, Dabki, Darwich Dance, Belly Dancing shows & live entertainment are all taking place on the stage from 11am to 11pm. And wait for it...We will have a high beat Emcee that will bring down the roof… Emcees will be announced soon.

Taste Chef Du Jour: Who does not love Chef Demonstration especially when the food to be demonstrated is very unique.

  • Chef Reem Ahmed- Top 10 Masterchef Canada demonstrating Egyptian Mahshi.
  • Chef Suzanne Husseini- Chef & Author-Ottawa-TV Rogers. She is cooking up something awesome!
  • Chef William- Executive Chef for Paramount Fine Foods demonstrating Tabouli & Fried Kibbeh.
  • Chef Costa Warwar- Owner and Chef of Flaming Stove demonstrating Saj Bread with Zaatar!
  • Chef Stuart Cameron- Executive chef for the Middle Eastern/Mediterranean-inspired restaurant BYBLOS.

With our super successful launch that took place Saturday April 14, 2018, the media wrote “Spit-roasted shawarma, grilled halloumi, sticky baklava! Toronto’s newest food fest bills itself as a chance to sample the 1001 flavours Middle Eastern culture has to offer.” and our promo video went viral in less than 3 days with over 26K views, 398 shares and 6.5K people interested in attending and the numbers are growing everyday.

In the Media:

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