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Thursday, June 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Vanessa Ling Yu in the next Deep Dish Dialogues as she prepares a meal that is diverse and delicious while discussing food work in kitchens. Vanessa will be joined by Dr. Mark Holmes from the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management to dive into discussions around food business entrepreneurship and steps to improve food justice from the kitchen. Vanessa will also share how she is actively working to build equitable systems through the social enterprise caterToronto. Register now to attend this event in-person or online on Thursday, June 15 from 12 to 1 p.m.

About Deep Dish Dialogues
Deep Dish Dialogues is an online monthly event series that showcases chefs and food experts diving into impactful subjects. Each episode features new guests and a recipe connected to the topic. In the session, the audience has the chance to learn how to make new dishes while learning more about food, sustainability and our communities. This series is brought to you by the University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute and the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics.

About Chef Vanessa Ling Yu
Vanessa Ling Yu is the founding director of caterToronto, a Toronto neighbourhoods-based network for the continuum of food workers with a mission to cultivate better social and economic outcomes by connecting people and food in ways that are diverse, dignified, and delicious for all! CaterToronto provides racialized and/or newcomer women seeking to advance their careers in the foodservice industry through access to commercial kitchens, trainings and supports as well as feasible market opportunities. Vanessa’s knowledge and experience of working with communities includes participatory action research, health promotion, economic development, capacity building, and food sector sustainability. She has a long-standing commitment to pursuing food justice with a specific focus on developing inclusive local food economies and community health.


Ontario Canada

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Room Number
MINS 214
Event is open to
U of G students, U of G faculty and staff, The public