Since the Re-inception of the Palais Royale Ballroom in 2006, the Pegasus Hospitality Group has maintained a ‘Green and Local’ vision and continues to expand and grow on that premise with all our venues and operations today.
Recruiting Chef Steffan Howard was one of the first moves Pegasus made to help ensure a green future. Steffan’s grassroots history of promoting and utilizing excellent local product, as well as his advocacy for “Acting Local in a Global Climate” has helped The Pegasus Hospitality Group create a new path in Toronto and the GTA’s catering and banqueting scene. Chef Howard has set a new standard for cuisine for large groups by providing a personalized and customized retrospect of your menu and its contents. Our group proudly stands behind our emphasis on understanding ‘where the food we eat comes from’ as well as the advantages of the Pegasus Hospitality Group providing a 5 star dining experience normally only found in Toronto’s best and most recognized restaurants. We absolutely guarantee traceability, freshness and creativity while maintaining the Green Values in all our cuisine.
- Build Strong Relationships with Local Producers
- Initiate Communal Charity Fund Raising Events
- Harvest our own Honey
- Grow Vegetable and Herb Gardens at all of our Locations
- Have a Green Mindset in the Operations at all our Locations
- Take Pride In Educating Our Clients About The Advantages Of Thinking Green and Local
- Are Excited about What the Future Holds for Likeminded Groups
Please enjoy the relationships we hope you will build by knowing these great groups and people:
“The Canadian Chefs’ Congress connects chefs to our land, in solidarity with farmers, fishers, gardeners, foragers and all artisanal food producers. It is a biennial gathering of chefs from across our country that reinforces the passion and integrity of the Canadian food culture.”
Gary Grawchuck’s organic/halal and natural all Ontario Chicken Co-op.
This epicurean emporium contains the cumulative knowledge of three generations. Over the years Cheese Boutique has augmented their offerings and people are noticing and appreciating. Pristine patriarch Fatos was recently honoured with the title of Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit and his son, Afrim, was made a chevalier by Confrérie des Chevaliers du Taste Fromage de France in 2007.
Our artisanal chocolate is a symbol that embodies our values of socially just, ecological chocolate made, not only, with a ‘cradle to cradle’ approach, but also, charged with the use of solar energy, bicycle-powered product deliveries, and pedal-powered machines such as bicycle blenders at farmers’ markets and special events. At ChocoSol, we consider ourselves slow food chocolate makers. Our whole food chocolate is made in small batches on site in Toronto. Our chocolate is free of dairy, gluten, soy, nuts, preservatives or additives, and is also vegan. ChocoSol products are also wrapped in compostable and reusable packaging.
FoodShare Toronto is a non-profit community organization whose vision is Good Healthy Food for All. Founded in 1985 to address hunger in Toronto communities, FoodShare takes a unique multifaceted and long-term approach to hunger and food issues. We work to empower individuals, families and communities through food-based initiatives, while advocating for the broader public policies needed to ensure that everyone has adequate access to sustainably produced, good healthy food.
Forbes Wild Foods offers Canada’s largest selections of high quality wild foods, the most natural foods there are. These unique foods are harvested in remote regions across the country, from Labrador to the islands of British Columbia. Explore and learn about the many amazing wild fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and exotic dry goods. You’ll find a whole world of food here. Discover real Canadian cuisine
For fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, and a thriving economy with good jobs Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution. At almost 2 million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, wetlands safe and sustainable. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect and grow natural features http://ueat.utoronto.ca/local-food/ – was graciously supported by the Greenbelt Foundation
At Monforte, we’re convinced the small things do indeed make a difference, that agriculture is best practiced on a human scale, and that our cheeses, each in its own way, reflect something a little deeper than the technology behind mass manufactured food – a little of the poetry and passion of life itself.
We’re the Ontario Craft Brewers, 35+ brewers dedicated to making great tasting beer, right here in Ontario. The reason we got together is to promote our fresh, natural, quality beer and agree on a commitment to excellence that everyone has to live up to. Giving priority to locally-owned producers and service providers in a particular region has immediate environmental benefits through the reduction of all kinds of longer-distance costs, in shipping and other costs associated with far-flung headquarters and production. A great, and poorly understood, benefit of giving trade to locally-owned suppliers is that the owners and their employees spend more money and pay more tax in the local regional economy, generating the economic multiplier effect that can be as high as 3 times more than the benefit of money left in local economies by non-local corporations such as chain stores.
The Terminal supports local farmers, local fruit and vegetable stores, independent and chain supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, foodservice, caterers, farmers’ markets, farm gate markets, florists, garden centres, landscapers, convenience stores and institutions. For over 59 years, we have been at the forefront of the “buy local” movement
BAKERS OF TORONTOS’ BEST RYE BREAD! In 1918, Kalman Silverstein came to Canada from Poland, and brought with him his family’s rye bread recipe. Since then, the name Silverstein’s has been synonymous with bakers of Toronto’s best rye bread. Now in our third generation, we are committed to delivering you quality baked products, made from premium ingredients, guaranteed to complement any meal. In continuing to meet the needs of today’s nutritional requirements, our products are natural, without preservatives or Trans fats. If the name Silverstein’s is on the label, you’re certain to find great tasting breads or rolls inside.
Slow Food Toronto is the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Convivium (chapter) of Slow Food International, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in Italy in 1989 as a response to the effects of fast food culture on our health, economies, traditions, and attitudes. We celebrate local food traditions and inspire interest in the food we eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world
How can I find locally grown food?
Market Finder Ontario Fresh online marketplace to help everyone involved in local food grow their business. Whether you’re a grower, producer, chef, caterer, buyer or foodservice distributor, Ontariofresh.ca will give you new opportunities to source local quickly and easily.
Directory of local, organic food sources in the Toronto region: www.veg.ca