EXHIBITION PLACE, TORONTO

Sarah Evans and Chef Javier Suarez Villalon

Sarah Evans and Chef Javier Suarez Villalon

Presented by Burnbrae Farms

SARAH EVANS has been an avant-garde and creative force in sustainability, local food and experience design for over 25 years. Her diverse and downright magical career path as a Field Chef, culture-builder and entrepreneur; specializes in remote tourism hospitality, food strategy, ceremonial cooking and championing ‘slow life outdoors’.

‘House of Commons’ highlights Sarah’s cultural contribution to Toronto, as its longest-running underground restaurant and music venue [ 2009-2019 ]. Her restaurant, hotel, and festival designs span Tofino, BC, Newfoundland, Toronto and Oaxaca, Mexico.

With a background in ecology, Indigenous allyship, vegetables, animism and breathwork; cooking in relationship to the earth, has always anchored Sarah’s food and offerings. As a nomadic cook, bartender and surfer on the west coast in the 90’s, Sarah grew up cooking in kitchens heavily influenced by the early Slow Food Movement and California’s ingredient-driven style. Currently, her role as Field Chef and Founder of THIS IS CAMP, blends breathwork experiences, ecology teachings and outdoor feasts ~ nourishing the body, heart and soul.

Sarah’s latest project teams up with her partner, Toronto Chef Javier Suarez Villalon, originally from Mexico City. A Cookbook for Lovers spans the duo’s complimentary careers as chefs, entrepreneurs and spirit guides, with an aim to bring slow romance, connection and love… back to the kitchen.