Come to Hawthorne Food & Drink and experience our refined-bistro take on local food. You will feel welcomed in our airy space filled with natural light.

Our delicious curated menu is inspired by local seasonal produce and meats, all sustainably sourced, paired with Ontario wines and beers.

See our latest menus and local purveyors. We are waiting for you at 60 Richmond St. East (Downtown, on the corner of Richmond St. East and Berti St.)

Dinner at Hawthorne Food and Drink Restaurant Toronto

Come to Hawthorne Food & Drink and experience our refined-bistro take on local food. You will feel welcomed in our airy space filled with natural light.

Our delicious curated menu is inspired by local seasonal produce and meats, all sustainably sourced, paired with Ontario wines and beers.

See our latest menus and local purveyors. We are waiting for you at 60 Richmond St. East (Downtown, on the corner of Richmond St. East and Berti St.)

Dinner at Hawthorne Food and Drink Restaurant Toronto

Every day we feature a Seasonally Inspired Salad and a Market Fresh Sandwich, these creations are unique and they go quick! Make your reservation and ask about our Chef’s Specials!

About

Supporting the Community

Hawthorne Food & Drink was established as a social enterprise in 2012. We provide free, hands-on, real-life training for job seekers facing multiple barriers to employment for in-demand entry level jobs in kitchen and restaurant positions.

To date, we have trained over 200 participants at Hawthorne including unemployed youth and those in receipt of Ontario Disability Supports and Ontario Works.

We are a part of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC), a non-profit organization with a mission to build a strong hospitality industry in Toronto by preparing a skilled entry level workforce.

As a designee of the OCTA’s FeastON, we pride ourselves in serving our customers with Farm-to-Fork food. Our menus reflect the season and are inspired by sustainable harvested ingredients from Ontario farms, wineries and breweries.

Our mission is to build a strong hospitality industry in Toronto, while providing an excellent gastronomic experience using local and sustainable ingredients. 

Guests enjoying their meal at Hawthorne Food and Drink Restaurant Toronto

Menus

Executive Chef, Tim Freear
Tim Freear found his passion for food and service at an early age. After graduating from his British Columbia high school’s culinary college courses, he sought opportunities to further develop his craft and worked at several notable restaurants in Toronto.

Freear's culinary repertoire flourished so he went on to open a boutique catering company. TSF Catering was built on unique cuisine, the melding of international flavors and influences with local ingredients, prepared with innovative culinary techniques to create incredible food. After 15 years, he was ready for a change and he joined Hawthorne Food & Drink.

This self-taught chef saw this as the perfect opportunity to pass on the skills that will ultimately lead to people’s growth and success in the hospitality industry.
Sous Chef, Norberto Cáceres
Norberto Cáceres grew up in Argentina. His father’s family owned a small farm with some grazing land and a butcher shop in town, so Norberto breathed the culture of field to table and nose to tail.He worked the deep fryers at his grandma’s Rotisserie as a teenager and cooked at his cousin’s Mediterranean style Bistro on the beach in his twenties.

For the past 7 years, Norberto has worked in the non-profit sector, connecting his culinary expertise with his personal beliefs of social justice.  He has worked and volunteered with different community-based organizations in food security, capacity-building, training, social purpose enterprises and community work.Now, as the Sous Chef and Instructor, Norberto strives to transmit his passion for good food and the industry, as well as to work tirelessly towards a more fair, inclusive and sustainable food system.
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Instructor, Front of House - Adrian Proszowski
Adrian has been living and working in Toronto on and off for over 20 years. His main profession has been acting, but his desire to give back to the community and a strong sense of responsibility to help those in need drew him to Hawthorne Food and Drink and the work at Hospitality Workers Training Centre.

His experience in “boutique” restaurant service for many years has taught him to respect, take pride in and appreciate every job involved in making a restaurant run successfully. He believes strongly in creating a positive safe space where participants may be allowed to practice their new skills (stand up, fall down and stand up again) in a practical working environment.
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Tim Freear Executive Chef Hawthorne Food and Drink Toronto

Tim Freear
Executive Chef

Norberto Cáceres Sous Chef Hawthorne Food and Drink Toronto

Norberto Caceres
Sous Chef

Adrian Proszowski Front of House Manager Hawthorne Food and Drink Toronto

Adrian Proszowski
Instructor, Front of House

Purveyors

We create delicious Farm to Fork and sustainable meals using these local purveyors.  

Partners

We are proud to work with the following businesses in Toronto. 

Old Town has a partnership with Hawthorne Food and Drink Toronto
Ocean Wise has a partnership with Hawthorne Food and Drink
Hawthorne Food and Drink has a partnership with RBC Capital Markets
Hawthorne Food and Drink has a partnership with TEF Toronto Enterprise Fund
Mealshare is a purveyor at Hawthorne Food and Drink Toronto
Feast On of Ontario has a partnership with Hawthorne Food and Drink Toronto

Reservations

Serving food made from local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients

Tues: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wed to Fri: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

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Please book your reservation here on Bookenda or call 647.930.9517

Parties of 7 or more please contact us for reservations (18% gratuity applied).

Serving food made from local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients

Breakfast: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 11:30am
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Friday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Please book your reservation here on bookenda  or call 647.930.9517

Parties of 7 or more please contact us for reservations (18% gratuity applied).

Get updates and special offers from Hawthorne Food & Drink. Don’t worry we won’t spam you and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Catering & Private Events

Reserve our venue for your event or let us deliver to your chosen location.

Hawthorne Food & Drink’s outstanding catering service offers a tasteful, customized gastronomic experience that will impress your guests.

Our restaurant’s light and airy décor is versatile and adaptable to different occasions. Filled with natural light during day time and warmly illuminated in the evening, it is the perfect atmosphere for your guests.

Whether you are looking to host a corporate team-building outing, a networking event, or an intimate evening with friends, let us be your go-to private dining venue and make your event memorable.

Contact us at 647.930.9517 or catering@hawthorneto.ca

Inside Hawthorne Food and Drink Restaurant Toronto

Reserve our venue for your event or let us deliver to your chosen location.

Hawthorne Food & Drink’s outstanding catering service offers a tasteful, customized gastronomic experience that will impress your guests.

Our restaurant’s light and airy décor is versatile and adaptable to different occasions. Filled with natural light during day time and warmly illuminated in the evening, it is the perfect atmosphere for your guests.

Whether you are looking to host a corporate team-building outing, a networking event, or an intimate evening with friends, let us be your go-to private dining venue and make your event memorable.

Contact us at 647.930.9517 or catering@hawthorneto.ca

Inside Hawthorne Food and Drink Restaurant Toronto

Featured In

Hawthorne Food & Drink is featured in news and publications in Toronto.
For media inquiries please contact kristina@hospitalitytrainingcentre.com

Hawthorne Food and Drink was featured in Toronto Guardian
Hawthorne Food and Drink was featured in Daily Hive Toronto
Hawthorne Food and Drink was featured in The Globe and Mail
Hawthorne Food and Drink was featured in Now Toronto
Hawthorne Food and Drink was featured in The Star

Location

Hawthorne Food & Drink
60 Richmond Street E, Toronto, Ontario
Call 647.930.9517 or book a reservation here online

Hawthorne Food & Drink is located on the ground floor of 60 Richmond Street East, a Gold LEED certified cooperative complex.

Paid parking is available across the street and close by.

Our restaurant is 100% wheelchair accessible. Learn more about our fully accessibile restaurant on AccessTO.