Live Auction

The Toronto Taste live auction is an annual high-energy treasure trove of travel adventures and indulgent treats.

Check out the 2019 Live Auction highlights below!
Stay tuned for our 2020 Live Auction Prizes.

Lot 1: Off to the races!

Experience the exciting and colourful spectacle of thoroughbred racing in a private Club Suite with your party of twelve (12) as the nation’s finest horses compete at Woodbine Racetrack. Along with the action on the track, you and your guests can enjoy drinks at your private bar and join in a private backstretch tour before indulging in a gourmet lunch at the Woodbine Club. Presentation in the Winner Circle, valet parking and a $100 gift certificate for use in any Mohawk Park Restaurants complete this amazing prize package.*

Courtesy of Woodbine Entertainment

Value: $4,950

*Package is not available on major race and events days. Selected date and confirmation of details must be pre-arranged a minimum of 15 business days prior. Subject to availability. Package includes a $450 bar credit; additional alcoholic beverages will be billed separately.

Lot 2: Personal chef at home with Chef Matt Basile

Fidel Gastro’s Matt Basile brings his signature brand of elegant street food into your home for an unforgettable dinner party for you and seven (7) guests*. Let Matt tantalize your taste buds with a custom feast that will awaken your senses and ignite your passions. Complete with wine pairings and a 10-piece Meyer cookware set, which is yours to keep, this is going to be one night you won’t soon forget!

Courtesy of Chef Matt Basile and Meyer

Value: $5,960.49

*Dinner date to be arranged at a mutually agreeable time between Chef Basile and the winner. Subject to availability. Location is restricted to within the GTA. Subject to availability. Valid until June 9, 2020.

Lot 3: New York, New York

Lot 3: New York, New York

The culinary experience of a lifetime. You and three guests will experience an exclusive 8-course dinner and wine pairings at The Skybox, a private table adjacent to Chef Daniel Boulud’s personal office with a bird’s eye view of the Restaurant Daniel kitchen.* Chef Daniel Boulud’s namesake restaurant features contemporary, seasonal French cuisine in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with elegant modern furnishings. Use your $4,000 USD Delta Air Lines vouchers** to fly round trip to the Big Apple. While in New York, the city that never sleeps, you and your guests will spend two nights in the five-star luxury of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown*** located in Lower Manhattan.

Courtesy of Delta Air Lines, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and Restaurant Daniel.

Value: Priceless

*Expiration date is June 2020. Not including tax or gratuity.
**Flight vouchers must be booked by June 2020 and can be booked 10 months into the future from June 2020. Any remaining balances from the flight vouchers will carry forward for future bookings.
***Valid until June 2020. Blackout period is September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. Based on Hotel availability.

Lot 4: Bring home one of Canada’s Best Restaurants

Lot 4: Bring home one of Canada’s Best Restaurants

Ingredients for a great night? Friends, family and great food. Especially when someone else is cooking. Chef Brandon Olsen of La Banane*, #24 on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list, will create a mouth-watering gourmet meal for you and seven (7) guests. Get ready for an unforgettable night… in your own home.

Courtesy of Chef Brandon Olsen of La Banane

Value: Priceless

*Dinner date to be arranged at a mutually agreeable time between Chef Olsen and the winner. Subject to availability. Location is restricted to within the GTA. Valid until June 9, 2020.

Lot 5: Fogo Island Foodways

Take in the raw beauty of the North Atlantic Ocean on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Your adventure begins with a private helicopter flight from Gander to “one of the four corners of the Earth”, to start your weekend off right. Your 3-night stay at the Fogo Island Inn* includes all meals, and full use of luxurious onsite amenities including a contemporary art gallery, 37-seat private cinema, and rooftop hot-tubs perfect for stargazing.

Enjoy panoramic views of unspoiled wilderness from floor-to-ceiling windows in your suite. Experience a half-day Foodways excursion where you will tour traditional root cellars and take part in a hands-on lesson in pie-making and preserves. Enjoy a private dining experience with Executive Chef Jonathan Gushue. Round trip flights for two (2) guests provided by WestJet** to get you to and from Gander.

Courtesy of Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland Helicopters Ltd. and WestJet

Value: $15,000.00

*Reservations are based on availability. Fogo Island Foodways tour is dependent on weather and may be substituted for an alternate experience during the winter months.
**Flight must be taken by June 9, 2020. Fees, taxes and surcharges are the responsibility of guests traveling and must be paid for at the time of booking with a valid credit card. This voucher does not include optional fees such as checked baggage or cabin upgrades. Bookings can be made only 30 days prior to the departure date; the return can fall outside of this window. Winners can upgrade to PLUS flights for a fee.

To Claim a Live Auction Item

Jessica Westwood-Smith
Sponsorship and Events Manager
jessicaws@secondharvest.ca
416.408.2594 x227