Toronto Underground Market is coming!

According to Gordon Ramsey, good food is prepared out of various combinations of “stunning” ingredients. And after watching a full season of Master Chef, there are some home cooks out there that spend 10 years perfecting a pumpkin carrot cake so that one day, some celebrity can nibble on it.

My point? Don’t under estimate these home cooks – really, they should be called home chefs.

And to that end, I’m extremely happy and excited about Toronto’s own showcare of home cook mastery!! For a while now I’ve been receiving emails from Hassel Aviles – no idea who he is exactly, but all that is important to me is he’s organizing the Toronto Underground Market, which will finally shed light and publicity to some really incredible talented home cooks.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that many people have the talent and ability to make it big in the food industry, but sometimes our other professional interests get in the way and perhaps one’s chef dreams are dashed aside, except for close friends and family. And I think it’s about time, especially after this Master Chef business, I think we all need some realism in our food.

TUM is planned to happen EVERY MONTH (Saturday, October 22nd; Saturday, November 19th), with a break in December – for obvious reasons! Not only will it showcase home cooks and their dishes, but also craft breweries and local wineries.

TUM’s first event will take place on Saturday, September 24th from 6pm to 11pm at the Evergreen Brick Works. Tickets to the event are only $5 each and can be purchased on this website:

In addition, (the really really really good part) all the food will only cost between $2 and $8! A steal for some awesome gourmet deliciousness!!!

Hope to see some foodies there!


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