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TABLE TALK: Suzanne Barr on Intersectionality in the Kitchen

March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Suzanne Barr occupies a space where many passions overlap: local community, food security, and advocacy for people of colour & LGBTQ communities. Join us for a conversation about intersectionality within kitchen culture as a woman of colour, the importance of storytelling, and understanding our positions of power and how we influence the next generation.

Dinner by Len Senater
Tonight’s menu features recipes by chefs of colour from around North America who are changing the face of our culinary landscape.

Kimchi Quesadilla by Chef Roy Choi
Grassroots fusion emerging out of a community
(available w/ vegan cheese and/or corn tortillas)

Pork Ribs with Guava Hoisin Glaze by Chef Lee Anne Wong
2nd gen immigrant making it up the ranks to Top Chef
(available as marinated tofu cutlet)

Cornbread Kush by Chef Michael Twitty
Chef using food to connect past & present issues around race, identity & food
(slightly adapted to be vegan)

Simple Coleslaw by me

Cross Creek Chocolate Pie by Idella Parker via The Jemima Code by Toni Tipton-Martin
Cookbook author confronting the erasure of culinary contributions by POC

#GF #vegan options available

Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
Includes dinner and coffee or tea. Dessert is available a la carte.
$35 (includes HST)


Chef Suzanne Barr was the owner of the popular restaurant Saturday Dinette, and the inaugural chef-in-residence at the Gladstone Hotel. She has presented at the James Beard Foundation Chef’s Bootcamp, MAD Symposium in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Women In Hospitality United symposium in New York City, and was one of the chefs featured in Maya Gallus’ documentary film The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution. In 2019 Suzanne will begin her next journey as Head Chef at Avling Kitchen and Brewery in Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her husband and young son, and still spends time in Florida with her family.

This Table Talk is presented in collaboration with Artery
Every space is a stage. Artery lets anyone bring creative experiences to life, in places you may not expect.

Every month The Depanneur invites a local food personality to talk about something that interests them while Dep founder Len Senater cooks dinner for everyone.
Find out more on Table Talks at The Depanneur



March 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Depanneur


1033 College Street

Toronto, Ontario m6k 2b5 Canada
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