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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Global Pan | Newcomer Kitchen

June 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Depanneur + The Bentway Communal Picnics 2022
Pick-up picnics in the heart of the city.

TUE Jun 21 • The Bentway Studio at Canoe Landing • 6-7pm

Pre-order online until SUN June 19, 10pm

Newcomer Kitchen started at The Depanneur in 2016 as a grass-roots initiative to create social and economic opportunities for newly-arrived Syrian refugees. After a wildly successful 3-year pilot at The Depanneur, Newcomer Kitchen expanded to become a entrepreneurial training program aimed at helping diverse groups of newcomer women gain experience in the food sector. Global Pan is one of Newcomer Kitchen’s newest cohorts, women from around the world who have come together to share their foods and cultures with Toronto. Featuring women from Syria, Afghanistan, China, Taiwan, and a mother & daughter team from the Bahamas, this eclectic group has put together an exciting international menu for our inaugural Communal Picnic.

Muhummara + Cong Yu Bing
Muhummara is a rich, ruby-red Syrian spread of roasted red peppers, tomato paste, nigella seeds and chopped walnuts. Served with Cong Yu Bing, flaky and delicate scallion pancakes popular in northeastern China.

Taiwanese Pickled Daikon
These delicious and crunchy pickled vegetables are a staple on tables in China and Taiwan with a sour/sweet/spicy/smoky flavour profile.

Chapli Kebab (meat)
A specialty of Pashtun cuisine, these spicy Afghan beef patties are prepared with minced Halal beef, seasoned with ground coriander, pomegranate seeds, green chillies, and mint; served with fresh flatbread.
Macaroni Pie (veg)
A classic party dish across the Caribbean, this baked Bahamian-style macaroni and cheese is an addictive mix of crunchy top and creamy centre.

Borani Banjan
This delicious Afghan is made with slices of fried eggplant simmered in an aromatic tomato sauce topped with lashes of thick garlicky yogurt and mint.

Caribbean Citrus Salad
Crisp green lettuce with sliced citrus, tossed with a light avocado and lime dressing.

Chinese Almond Jelly
Almond jelly is a light dessert enjoyed across Asia for its cool, delicate texture. It is made with almond milk scented with ground sweet apricot seeds, set with agar agar, and topped with tropical fruit.

Meat, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Global Pan Communal Picnic
$59 for 2  • $109 for 4  • for 6 $159


Newcomer Kitchen is a Toronto-based nonprofit organization that seeks to create social and economic opportunity for newcomer women through food-based projects. Our ‘Willing to Work” food entrepreneurship training program is now in its fourth year and has launched multiple women into their own food businesses. A federally funded pilot project, the women in the program share 100% of the proceeds from the sales of their food to the public. newcomerkitchen.ca

Pay It Forward

At check out, you will be given the opportunity to contribute towards our Pay It Forward program to create fresh meals for the The Fort York-Spadina Community Care Program. For every Pay It Forward meal purchased, The Depanneur and The Bentway will match funds to provide a second meal to double the impact of your generosity.

2022 Communal Picnic FAQs


June 21, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Depanneur
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The Bentway Studio
55 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 4B3 Canada
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