ABOUT DINE COLLAB
Welcome to dine collab
Dine Collab started prior to Christmas, 2020 as a collaborative food event to support local restaurants and those experiencing food insecurity during the Covid-19 lockdown. The community of Hillcrest Village embraced this initiative with a Buy One/Donate One meal kit offering. As a result, 150 meal kits were purchased and 150 were donated to The Beeton Cupboard Food Bank. An additional $2,000 was raised during the Christmas season, which helped The Beeton purchase a commercial fridge and freezer.
Two more Hillcrest BIA sponsored events took place for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day 2021. On both days, collaborative hampers were curated with gourmet food from local restaurants to create the perfect meal and a portion of each sale was donated to The Stop.
To scale this project and make it viable year-round, a new idea was implemented for this pilot project. Four restaurants have been selected to create a signature spice blend, that can be:
Used by the restaurants for promotion in single units
Sold in gift packs of 4 (the Spices of St. Clair) with a built-in mini meal kit donation
For every purchase of a Spices of St. Clair gift pack, a shelf-stable meal kit, with organic beans, legumes, grains, a gourmet spice, trail mix, shortbread cookies, tea, plus a special snack will be donated to The Beeton Cupboard Food Bank. You can purchase the gift pack online from Ecoexistence or What a Bagel (827 St. Clair W.) Quantities are limited.
Our goal is to elevate the food bank experience, with spices crafted by beloved restaurants, online recipes and ways to turn humble ingredients into a nutrient-dense, flavourful meal. Dine Collab customers can enjoy the distinctive flavours of their favourite restaurants in their very own kitchens.
The Spices of St. Clair packets are made with Kraft paper with a PLA (Polylactic Acid) interior lining created from plant-based film. They are 100% certified compostable and the labels are made from Eco-friendly matte material.
A special THANK YOU to our sponsors:
To our food and spice suppliers:
And to our participating restaurants, who will be providing recipes to accompany their spice blends as well $50 & $100 gift cards to be raffled off in Jan. 2022!
Anyone can enter! Learn more.