10×10 Pairing 10 Photographers and 10 Chefs for a Night of Good An evening of delicious food, stunning photography, and special guests – all in support of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. Welcome to 10×10, where TEN TOP CHEFS are matched with TEN WORLD-CLASS PHOTOGRAPHERS to create and serve ten extraordinary pairings of food and photography. On May 18, 2023 celebrity chefs were paired with a world-class photographers and given a challenge: design and serve a vegan or vegetarian dish that’s inspired by one of the photographer’s prints. Guests were personally served unique dishes by chefs like Nick Bentley & Patrick Kriss (Alo), and Carl Heinrich (Top Chef Canada Winner) while viewing the photographs that inspired them. Photographers like Michelle Valberg (Member of the Order of Canada) and Deanne Fitzmaurice (Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer) took the stage to share the stories behind their unforgettable jaw-dropping photographs. The evening event was further joined by special guest Chantal Kreviazuk, who adding an extra touch of magic to the evening. Tastings of quality wine, beer, and spirits were generously provided by Karlo Estates, Meldville Wines, Parsons Brewing Company and Valley of Mother of God Gin. See a full list of our sponsors below. This outstanding event could not have been made possible without our dream team events committee, including Michelle Valberg, Afrim Pristine, Angela Colterjohn, and Alexandra Hutchison. It is through the dedication and generosity at events like these that the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada is able to continue towards our mission of conservation and making a positive impact on our planet. WHERE: Toronto Reference Library, Bram and Bluma Appel Salon WHEN: May 18, 2023 TIME: 7:00pm Tax receipts were distributed after the event for an amount that the CRA deems appropriate. 10×10 is an exploration of the natural world – the gifts it gives us to eat and taste, and the beauty it offers at every turn. Meet the Chefs Afrim Pristine (10×10 Culinary Director) Afrim Pristine is the world’s youngest Maitre Fromager, owner of the renowned Cheese Boutique, and 10×10’s Culinary Director. EAT AT CHEESE BOUTIQUE Patrick Kriss & Nick Bentley (Alo) Owner Patrick Kriss and Executive Chef Nick Bentley are the masterminds behind Alo – one of Toronto’s most celebrated restaurants and recipient of a Michelin star. EAT AT ALO Carl Heinrich (Top Chef Canada Winner) Co-owner of Richmond Station in Toronto, Carl Heinrich is the winner of the Food Network’s Top Chef Canada Season 2, and recipient of the 2015 Pinnacle Award for Canadian Chef of the Year. EAT AT RICHMOND STATION See More Chefs Amanda Ray (Drake Devonshire) Amanda Ray is the executive chef for the Drake Devonshire Inn located in Prince Edward County, Ontario. EAT AT THE DRAKE DEVONSHIRE Nadège Nourian (Nadège) Nadège Nourian is the chef and owner of Nadège Patisserie in Toronto, Canada. and a fourth generation pastry chef who has worked in world renowned and Michelin-starred restaurants. EAT AT NADEGE Aiko Uchigoshi (Aburi Hana) Award-winning chef Aiko Uchigoshi is the Head Pastry Chef at Aburi Hana, the Michelin star Japanese restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville. Aiko will amaze guests with delicious delights at 10×10. EAT AT ABURI HANA Matthew Casola (Sul Tavolo) Chef Matt Casola is the owner of Sul Tavolo, and will be hand-pulling mozzarella at 10×10! EAT AT SUL TAVOLO Matthew Faust (brodflour bakery) As operating partner of brodflour bakery, Matthew will be bringing fresh local breads and grains to 10×10. EAT AT BRODFLOUR Devan Rajkumar (Celebrity Chef) Chef Dev is a regular on Cityline, and has partnerships with Food & Drink, eTalk, The Morning Show, Breakfast Television, Canadian Tire and more. CHEF DEV’S INSTAGRAM Trevor Lui (The Highbell Group) He has helped co-create and develop some of Toronto’s foremost food brands, Kanpai Snack Bar, Yatai Japanese Street Food, Shook Noodle, La Brea Food, Fat Rabbit and stackt market collaborations, Makan Noodle Bar, Pop Kitchen, BaoBird and the newest creation, Superfresh Night Market. SHOP THE HIGHBELL GROUP Alida Solomon (Tutti Matti) Tutti Matti has received both local and national awards, including the prestigious 2009 “L’Eccio D’Oro” for Osteria of the Year (an award previously won by Mario Batali and Alain Ducasse). EAT AT TUTTI MATTI Meet the Photographers Michelle Valberg Michelle Valberg is our 10×10 Photography Direction. She’s a Nikon Ambassador, a Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence, and a Member of the Order of Canada. MICHELLE’S INSTAGRAM Paul Zizka Paul Zizka’s work has been featured on countless book covers and in a variety of highly regarded publications, including National Geographic, Alpinist, Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, Islands, and Outdoor Photographer. PAUL’S INSTAGRAM Deanne Fitzmaurice Deanne Fitzmaurice is a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and a Nikon Ambassador. She’s won awards from the likes of Pictures of the Year International, and AI-AP American Photography. DEANNE’S INSTAGRAM See More Photographers Steve Woods Steve Woods has covered stories in Canadian Geographic and Oceanographic Magazine, and was named Ocean Photographer of the Year in the ‘Human Connection’ category. STEVE’S INSTAGRAM Viktoria Haack Viktoria Haack is a Nikon Ambassador and multi-genre photographer who has been published by the BBC, CBC, Outdoor Photography, Canadian Geographic, Vogue Italia and the cover of Digital Photo. VIKTORIA’S INSTAGRAM David duChemin David duChemin is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, digital publisher, podcaster, and international workshop leader. DAVID’S INSTAGRAM Sandy Sharkey Sandy Sharkey has photographed wild horses throughout North America, Mongolia and New Zealand, and is dedicated to the protection of wild and domestic horses in North America. SANDY’S INSTAGRAM Jacquie Matechuk Jacquie Matechuk is an Ambassador for Canon Canada who photographs everything from epic scenery to action wildlife. JACQUIE’S INSTAGRAM Dr. Simon Jackson Simon Jackson is founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition and co-founder of Nature Labs. He is a motivational speaker and award-winning photographer named a Hero for the Planet by TIME Magazine. NATURE LABS ON INSTAGRAM Special Guest: Chantal Kreviazuk “I have been impressed with the consistency and cutting-edge strategies of JGI Canada for nearly two decades. They partner with communities in both Canada and Africa to protect chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife, support local people, and conserve the environments they share – all while connecting the dots for young people here in Canada. This kind of phenomenal vision and work deserves our deepest attention.” – Chantal Kreviazuk Chantal is a platinum-selling, Juno award-winning artist from Winnipeg with over a billion streams. While writing her own hit albums, she’s also written for Kendrick Lamar, Britney Spears, Joe Cocker, Josh Groban and more. In 2014, she became a member of the Order of Canada. Sponsors This night would not be possible without the generosity of our incredible sponsors. Meet the Event Committee Alexandra Hutchison Alexandra Hutchison has been a long-time supporter of the Jane Goodall Institute, and a long-time fan of Jane. As a Strategic Designer working in interior design and architecture, she spends much of her time considering the impacts of her work on the world, and as such, has become a champion for conservation and authentic sustainability. She has designed a number of strategic fundraising events for JGIC since 2013 and in 2015, she developed the idea for ‘10 x 10’, known then as “Ten Shots, Ten Chefs.” The event was so successful that JGIC has reinstated it in 2023. Alexandra is delighted to have a wonderful group of generous and talented collaborators on the 2023 committee that together, have brought this year’s event to life, and then some! Afrim Pristine Afrim Pristine is the world’s youngest Maitre Fromager, owner of the Cheese Boutique in Toronto, and has hosted Food Network Canada’s “Cheese: A Love Story”. For nearly a decade, Afrim has supported JGI Canada events. Michelle Valberg Michelle Valberg is a Nikon Ambassador and a Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence. She is an award-winning photographer who has been telling stories with her camera for more than 30 years. Michelle is based in Ottawa, Canada and her Valberg Imaging is based in Westboro Studio. Angela Colterjohn Angela Colterjohn is a long-time supporter of Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, helping to put on great events in Toronto. An avid traveller, Angela joined JGIC on a trip to Uganda in 2015. She is currently a Board Member for HotDocs, MAiDHouse, and Heart & Stroke Foundation. JGI Canada’s Event Team would be happy to connect with you about any questions about the event, or sponsorship opportunities. Please email email@example.com to be put in touch with a member of our team.