Alvin Rebick has been a chef/restauranteur for more than thirty years. Over the course of his restaurant career he owned and operated 6 different restaurants in both Guelph and Ottawa, all of which were listed in Where to Eat in Canada. With his wife and business partner Glenna, Alvin has written two nationally published cookbook/memoirs, the award winning The Very Best of the Baker Street Bistro and Bistro, Trade Secrets From a Life in Food. Alvin joined FoodShare in January 2009 and quickly became a proud member of the award winning Kitchen Team (Toronto Star Golden Whisk Award 2009, Bhayana Foundation Team Achievement Award 2009) in the capacity of Kitchen Manager. Alvin also helped to create one of FoodShare’s newest programs – the Good Food Café – which models a healthy school cafeteria, serving attractive and delicious, healthy food that students choose to eat. The Toronto Star called the Good Food Café “the future of school lunches”, and its success is clear every day when students from all four Toronto School Boards enthusiastically prove that kids will eat, enjoy and pay for food chock full of vegetables and fruits.
In the past year Alvin began managing FoodShare’s Good Food Programs which improve food access to communities in Toronto through innovative exciting programs like The Good Food Box and Good Food & Mobile Markets.