From 2011-2021, The Dep was a venue that showcased amateur and professional culinary talent, expanding the possibilities for food and community in Toronto.
While the bricks & mortar venue is now closed, The Depanneur is still involved in interesting food things, like our amazing 2023 Communal Table outdoor dinner series put on in collaboration with The Bentway.
These were some of our regularly scheduled activities
“Open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto! Pre-Order your meal for 2 or 4 and pick up at our window.
A rotating cast of fabulous pop-up brunches
Live, interactive Zoom cooking classes — T.O. cooks share their skills and secrets
An informal culinary salon featuring guest speakers and a meal by Len Senater
BYOB, family-style dinner parties with a dazzling array of guest cooks
The Depanneur is a versatile, fully equipped venue for food events for 12-24 people. You can use our kitchen yourself, work with a chef or caterer of your choice, or we’d be happy to connect you with any of the many amazing talents we’ve worked with to create a custom event tailored to your needs.
A non-profit initiative creating social & economic opportunity for newcomer women.
Our shared ‘co-op’ incubator kitchen was the birthplace of dozens of local food businesses.
We rent out our inspected, commercial kitchen by the hour, typically on weekdays before 3pm.
Join artisanal baker Leo Baduria for this fun, hands-on workshop. Participants will learn the recipes and techniques for making traditional yeast-risen flatbreads found in Italy and France, such as Focaccia, Fougasse aux Olives, Pizza Margherita and Tarte Flambée. You will learn how to make dough from scratch, how to handle it from kneading and resting to stretching and shaping, as well as tips on timing and temperature for baking. You'll get to snack on the delicious breads made in class and take home any extras.Find out more »
Granola bars and energy balls may seem like modern, health-conscious inventions, but for thousands of years, delicious sweets made from honey, dates, nuts and seeds have been a healthy part of the cuisine of the Middle East. Past meets present in this fun, hands-on class by Rahaf Al Akbani as she shows you how to make a selection of quick and easy traditional Syrian treats based on old family recipes, perfect for sharing over the holidays. She will share stories and songs as you prepare sweets to share in class with a small cup of traditional Turkish coffee or mint tea. You’ll leave with detailed recipes and a few extra treats to take home.Find out more »