Who We Are
We are a non profit organization known as Youth In Business. Our objective is to develop an annual food market, which will promote local restaurants and allow food entrepreneurs to launch their business. We want to share our love for good food with the local community.
An experienced food vendor, Winston took Toronto by storm in the summer of 2011 with his Tornado Potatoes (deep fried potatoes on a stick). Tornado Potatoes became wildly popular at various festivals and food shows throughout Toronto. After attending numerous food shows as a vendor, Winston found that the Markham/Scarborough region is home to very few food festivals. The community needed more opportunities to showcase their local gourmet culinary talents. With that in mind, Winston established TO Food Fest – a fun and tasteful afternoon that brings together the local community.
A graduate from the University of Guelph’s Applied Human Nutrition program, Susanne hasn’t allowed the end of her studies to end her fascination with the world of gastronomy. With her insatiable appetite, she has brought her passion of food to the team. Combining her experience in event planning and marketing she is excited to bring the hidden wonders the city has to offer to the community.
JiaLi Chen is the Event Specialist for TO Food Fest. Graduated from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology majoring in event marketing management, she brings her knowledge and passion for event management to the team. She has experience working on various events ranging from sporting events to corporate business events to dinner galas in the Scarborough/Markham area. With her passion for event planning and love for food, she is committed to making the TO Food Fest an enjoyable event for the local community.