Local Food Champions 2011
Change is in the air and on our plates. More Ontario food is making its way into the kitchens of daycares, schools, universities, colleges, hospitals, long-term care facilities and municipalities in Ontario. Released today, Ontario’s Local Food Champions report celebrates the local food trailblazers in Ontario’s public institutions. The report recognizes three leaders from public institutions and three farm groups that have gone the extra mile to identify solutions to incorporate more Ontario food onto the plates of municipalities and public institutions.
The following Champions have demonstrated innovative means to growing the amount of Ontario food in the education, health care and municipal sectors.
Jaco Lokker, Director of Food Services, University of Toronto, St. George Campus and Executive Chef at 89 Chestnut Residence
Markham, First Ontario Municipality to Develop a Local Food Policy
Leslie Carson, Director Food & Nutrition Services, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph
Vineland Growers Co-operative Ltd.