Nourish : Connecting Through Dumplings

Presented by Mason Studio at the 91 Pelham Ave Cultural Hub
As part of DesignTO 2024

Food has an incredible power to connect people. Mason Studio gathers the stories, histories, and traditions of many cultures through one dish that connects them all: the dumpling.

From the Polish perogy to the Chinese wonton, explore how various celebrated Toronto chefs and restauranteurs prepare dumplings that reflect their heritage. Each restaurant will share some of their cherished dumpling recipes for you to try at home.

For two interactive evenings, Mason Studio pairs leading chefs and culinary experts to discuss how food connects people. They will also demonstrate, provide samples, and teach you how to make their dumplings with a hands-on experience.

The Open House event will celebrate all the chefs and provide dumpling samples from some participating restaurants.

Interactive Evenings:

  • January 20 and 27, 6 to 9 pm
  • Limited seats available
  • RSVP for January 20 here
  • RSVP for January 27 here

Open House:

  • January 24, 6 to 9 pm
  • RSVP for tickets here

Lighting sponsor: LightForm
Interactive evenings: AnthroDish, Pastaio, The Depanneur, Lokum Eats
Gallery exhibitors: Café Polonez, Chubby’s, ChopTime Catering, The Daily Dumpling Wonton Co., Chef Taylor Parker, DaiLo and Garleek Kitchen.

Special Events – by RSVP (Eventbrite):
Capacity: Limited seating
Entry Fee: Free, but a Pay What You Want donation is welcome. All proceeds go to The Stop Community Food Centre.

For questions about accessibility or other details, please contact

+1 (416) 761-9736