Food Day Canada founder Anita Stewart arrived in St. John’s a couple of days before the big day: Saturday August 4th, to help chefs and foodies ring in Food Day Canada on Signal Hill at 12 midnight.
On a beautiful warm night with the light of the waning full moon glistening on the water everyone gathered for an impromptu tailgate party of coffee, hot chocolate and sweets. With their matching red T-shirts and pots and pans in hand the whole crew gathered on the platform next to Cabot Tower to officially ring in the day.
At the stroke of midnight, Town Crier, Chef Steve Watson announced the proclamation that Food Day Canada had officially begun and with that the whole crew banged their pots and pans and ranted and roared like true Newfoundlanders.
Chef Steve Watson and event organizer Chef Roary MacPherson
Food Day Canada celebrations carried on later in the day, as the chefs were at it bright and early cooking for the big brunch to take place at 10 am at Lester’s Farm. The weather was picture perfect and the family-style brunch was set to go al fresco in the fields.