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.
We still send out an email newsletter listing upcoming events.
You can easily add your email to our mailing list to receive our updates,
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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.
COMMUNAL TABLE: Filipino Faves | Maria Polotan
Kamayan is a Tagalog word that translates to “by hand” and refers to a traditional Filipino style of eating—communally, and without plates or utensils. A typical kamayan meal features a table covered in banana leaves which is then artfully arranged with a variety of traditional Filipino dishes served rice, condiments and garnishes. Join Maria Polotan of Mama Linda’s for the unique culinary experience of kamayan, showcasing the flavours and traditions of Filipino cuisine.Find out more »
COMMUNAL TABLE: Tunisia La Douce | Fatima Khlifi & Zeyneb Rejeb
The cuisine of Tunisia is a blend of Mediterranean and Berber culinary traditions. Its distinctive spiciness comes from the many civilizations which have ruled the land now known as Tunisia: Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Spanish, Turkish, Italians (Sicilians), French, and the native Punics-Berber people. Cousins Zeyneb and Fatima bonded in Toronto over their shared love of traditional Tunisian food, and are excited to share this classic couscous, a labour-intensive, time-consuming dish often reserved for special occasions and big family gatherings.Find out more »
COMMUNAL TABLE: Autumn Equinox Feast | Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin
Join Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin (They Feed the People) on September 14, in anticipation of the Autumn Equinox, to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the gifts of the fall harvest.Find out more »