10th Annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival
Saturday, November 1, 2014

 

On Saturday November 1, 2014 Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival will once again bring together the best chefs, finest wines and most esteemed UHN doctors and scientists for the 10th Annual Exclusive Wine & Dine Experience.

This year funds raised will be directed to Toronto General Research Institute and Toronto Western Research Institute.

Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival has raised more than $16.4 million since 2005.  Proceeds directly support scientific research and fund key program areas at University Health Network.

 

The Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) is the research arm of the Toronto General Hospital, and is responsible for advancing surgical and medical innovations that ensure excellence in clinical care. TGRI's research program features more than 230 scientists and encompasses research in cardiology, transplantation, immunology and autoimmunity, infectious diseases, tissue injury and diabetes. Building upon this work, our scientists are able to develop improved methods of treatment and cure including promising work in stem cell research conducted at the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine. Advances in organ transplants, cardiac pacemakers, novel therapies for endocrine and autoimmune disorders—are all based upon research carried out in TGRI laboratories.

The Toronto Western Research Institute is home to the research programs associated the programs of Toronto Western Hospital, primarily “brains, bones and eyes.”  Scientists here explore the function of the nervous system as they develop treatments for spinal cord injuries, cerebral ischemia, vascular malformations, brain tumours, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Arthritis and associated degenerative diseases are the focus of the researchers in the musculoskeletal research program.  TWRI’s collaboration with UHN’s McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine holds significant promise for treatments and cures through in arthritis, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and vision.  TWRI is also home to the Vision Science Research Program, a joint UHN/University of Toronto Program.

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital as well as for their respective research arms, Toronto General Research Institute and Toronto Western Research Institute.

 

Thanks to the support of our many sponsors, donors, participants, chefs and vintners, we are pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival raised $5 million for the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine where funds will be used collaboratively for heart, arthritis, diabetes and vision research. Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival has raised more than $16.4 million since 2005.

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HOST HOMES

Allison and Baldachin, Brennan & Greenglass, Alexander Daniels & Daniels, DREAM and TD Securities, Embry, Feldman, Fiorini and DiCapo, Halpern, McEwen, McGovern, Rocca, Sarick, Tinnerman Marche Group, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Wachsberg.

HELD UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF:


CHEFS & RESTAURANTS

Chef Eron Novalski
Aria & Noce
Chef José Iribarren
Barberian's Steak House
Chef Damon Campbell
Bosk, Shangri-la Hotel
Chef Tyler Shedden
Café Boulud
Chef Arpi Magyar
Couture Cuisine
Chef Lorenzo Loseto
George
Chef Bruce Woods
Harbor Sixty Steakhouse
Chef David Hawksworth
Hawksworth Restaurant
Chef Jamie Kennedy
Jamie Kennedy Kitchens
Chef Matt Binkley
Private Chef
Chef Massimo Capra
Mistura
Chef Mark McEwan
North 44
Chef Martin Kouprie
Pangaea
Chef Massimo Renzi
Sotto Sotto Ristorante
Chef Marisa Rocca
Sotto Sotto Ristorante
Chef Marco Zandona
Via Allegro

WINE ESTATES

Antinori
ITALY
Baron de Rothschild Champagne
FRANCE
Château Haut Brion
FRANCE
Château Margaux
FRANCE
Château Mouton-Rothschild
FRANCE
Cliff Lede Vineyards
USA
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
FRANCE
Dal Forno Romano
ITALY
Maison Louis Jadot
FRANCE
Peter Michael Winery
USA
Remoissenet Père et Fils
FRANCE
Silver Oak Cellars
USA

 

Coming soon: Todd's Cellar.


SCIENTISTS

Dr. Michael Baker
Rose Family Chair in Medicine, University Health Network
Dr. Edward Cole
Physician-in-Chief, University Health Network
Dr. Tirone David
Melanie Munk Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery, University Health Network
Dr. Michael Fehlings
Professor of Neurosurgery
Dr. Mansoor Husain
Director, Toronto General Research Institute
Dr. Jonathan Irish
Provincial Head, Surgical Oncology Program, Cancer Care Ontario
Dr. Shaf Keshavjee
Surgeon in Chief, Sprott Department of Surgery, University Health Network
Dr. Nizar Mahomed
Nicki & Bryce Douglas Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Cristina Nostro
Harry Rosen Chair in Diabetes & Regenerative Medicine Research
Dr. Darrell Ogilvie-Harris
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
Dr. Christopher Paige
Vice President, Research, University Health Network
Dr. Harry Rakowski
Douglas Wigle Research Chair in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Dr. Vivek Rao
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery
Dr. Barry Rubin
Chair and Program Medical Director, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Dr. Allan Slomovic
Research Director of the Cornea/External Disease Service at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
Dr. Bryce Taylor
Medical Director, International Patients Program, University Health Network
Dr. Michael Tymianski
Head, Division of Neurosurgery, University Health Network
Dr. Tom Waddell
Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at University Health Network
Dr. Donald Weaver
Director, Toronto Western Research Institute

 

Coming soon: Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy.


 

 

SUPPORTERS

 

 

Press Releases:

Feb 24, 2014  •  BMO World Elite MasterCard joins Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival In Support of Research at UHN

Nov 11, 2013  •  Toronto Festival Raises Over $5 Million Net for Medical Research and Innovation at UHN
Proceeds from the 9th Annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival to benefit Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Oct 29, 2013  •  Toronto Festival Raises a Glass and Funds for Medical Research and Innovation
9th Annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival to benefit Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University Health Network

Nov 6, 2012  •  Grand Cru Recipe for Philanthropic Success
8th Annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival raises over $1.2M for the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital

Nov 3, 2011  •  Wining and Dining: Toronto Celebrates its Seventh Annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival
Outstanding Charitable Event Raises $2M for Groundbreaking Medical Research

Oct 27, 2011  •  The Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival Live Auction 2011
Red Carpet Arrivals

For sponsorship and media inquiries please contact:

Megan Goldwell, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Event Public Relations
416-340-5240
megan.goldwell@uhn.ca

Connect with us on social media:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
@TGWHF #GrandCru2014

 

 

For more information about Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival, please contact:

Marni McKenzie, Event Manager
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
416.340.4800 x4544 | marni.mckenzie@uhn.ca

For sponsorship and media inquiries, please contact:

Megan Goldwell, Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Event Public Relations
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
416.340.5240 | megan.goldwell@uhn.ca

Connect with us on social media:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
@TGWHF #GrandCru2014