London’s most successful fundraiser featuring a culinary feast created by local chefs.

Date & Time

April 28, 2019 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)


Executive Chef Todd Pylypiw has outdone himself again this year! Check out our spectacular menu which includes the reception and sit down dinner and join us on Sunday, April 28th at 5:00 pm.

2019 Menu

 Champagne and Caviar Martini Ice Luge

Serving vodka and gin martinis, cosmopolitans & fine wines


Smoked salmon and gravlox of Ontario trout – jumbo shrimp Sushi and sashimi – caviar and Hayter turkey inspired hors d’oeuvres

Cauliflower and Coconut Soup

Lardons of chicken, turmeric roasted cauliflower

Roasted Pork Belly

Cranberry lacquered pork belly, green asparagus and fennel slaw served with chilled romesco sauce

Anjou Pear and Riesling Sorbet

A blend of fruit with a hint of Riesling

Roast Beef Tenderloin

Porcini dust and espelette pepper tenderloin served with zucchini ribbon, sweet potato gnocchi and chimichurri

Dessert Extravaganza


For the 37th consecutive year, a group of the most talented Chefs in London and area will once again serve a feast of culinary delights to approximately 400 guests in support of Diabetes Canada. Known simply as The Meal, this fundraiser will be hosted once again at the DoubleTree by Hilton London, home of Executive Chef Todd Pylypiw, on Sunday, April 28th, 2019.

Our co-emcees for the evening will be Julie Atchison and Nick Paparella of Bell Media.

Prior to dinner, there is a reception including a martini luge created from an ice sculpture serving as a centerpiece.

A scrumptious sit-down dinner follows and includes red and white wines carefully selected to complement the courses that are being served.

Don’t be disappointed. Tickets go quickly and in past years, it has been a SOLD OUT evening.

Tickets are all inclusive and include the reception and dinner. Tickets are $200 per guest with an $85 tax receipt.


If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support this event, click the donate button below to make an online donation.


For ticket information, please contact Mina Thaler, Co-Chair.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

Please contact Mina Thaler, Co-Chair at for information on joining The Meal as a Sponsor in 2019.

We couldn’t do this without the incredible support we receive from our sponsors. Our sponsors to date include the following and we are grateful for their support of The Meal:

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support.

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