The Riverwood Harvest

Thank You for Making The Riverwood Harvest a Success!
Thank you to everyone who attended The Riverwood Harvest! What a fun night of amazing eats and cheerful company - which made a difference for our nature-based programs! Special thanks to Capra's Kitchen, Stonehooker Brewing Company, and Presenting Sponsor, Sherilyn Ketchen, for their incredible support!

A food-filled fundraiser in support of The Riverwood Conservancy
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
5:30 pm
Capra’s Kitchen
1834 Lakeshore Road West

Riverwood’s volunteer-maintained gardens not only provide a green outlet to area residents who don’t have access to their own yard, but also a space for fresh produce to grow – produce that The Riverwood Conservancy donates annually to The Compass Food Bank.

The Riverwood Harvest will celebrate the latest crop that will feed Mississaugans in need, and raise funds to support The Riverwood Conservancy’s vital conservation, education, and gardening work in the heart of the city.

What to Expect at The Riverwood Harvest

The Riverwood Harvest will feature a live cooking demonstration by Chef Massimo Capra, a range of delectable small plates, and a silent auction featuring wines and luxurious items – all set against beautiful botanical décor. Guests will mix and mingle, enjoy fine cuisine and drinks, and hear from people in our community who have been positively impacted by The Riverwood Conservancy’s nature-based programs.


Chef Capra will be making a risotto during his live cooking demonstration which will then be served to guests in addition to the following:

Small Bites

Parmigiano Potato Chips – Dill Pickle Popcorn – Olive Oil Pita Crisp

Antipasto Board

Prosciutto – Mortadella – Capocollo – Mixed Cheese Nuggets – Olives – Taralli – Giardiniera – Hummus – Labneh – Red Beets Salad
Crudités of Vegetables
Grapes – Melon – Watermelon – Strawberry

Passed Around Hors D’oeuvres

Oxtail Arancini
Margherita Pizza
Crab Cakes and Slaw
Cannelloni Bites
Squash Soup with Green Apples

Regular vs VIP Admission

Purchasing a VIP Admission ($300) will give you entry to the event and all the food and drink on offer, plus front row seating for Massimo Capra's live cooking demonstration so you can see his culinary skills up close and personal while sharing a few words with the famed chef.

UPDATE: We are delighted that our VIP tickets have already sold out. Thank you to our generous supporters for making this possible!

Regular Admission ($125) will give you entry to the event and all the food and drink on offer. You'll be in the room for Chef Capra's live cooking demonstration, which you'll be able to watch on the screens in the event space, and get to mingle with guests and the Chef after the demonstration.

Silent Auction

The Riverwood Harvest will feature a number of fantastic items for you to bid on. There will be luxury items like bags from Kate Spade and Versace, wonderful wines, and fine spirits including Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve. Also on offer is a hand-made Amish quilt, camping equipment, spa experiences, golfing packages, sports memorabilia, and lots more!

About Capra’s Kitchen

Capra’s Kitchen is a casual, modern, urban restaurant, founded by Chef Massimo Capra. Capra’s Kitchen consider itself to be a fresh, approachable restaurant with a wonderful team of staff members. Their ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and also from Italy and other parts of Canada.

About Chef Massimo Capra

Massimo Capra is an Italian restaurant owner, celebrity chef, and longtime supporter of The Riverwood Conservancy. He’s known for his appearances on CityTV’s Cityline, Global TV’s The Morning Show, and Food Network shows Restaurant Makeover, Chopped: Canada, and Top Chef Canada.

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds may only be processed if a registration is cancelled on or before October 9, 2023. Cancellations are subject to a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for no-shows.

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