BREAKING BREAD. BREAKING STIGMA.

BREAKING BREAD. BREAKING STIGMA.

“Eat a sandwich.”

To those who battle an eating disorder those three little words can break a person. Tonight we have the privilege of hosting Breaking Bread. Breaking Stigma. An event run by Hopewell Ottawa to bring awareness, tools and resources to individuals who struggle with an eating disorder as well as their friends and families.

[from the left, Leanne Moussa representing allsaints event space, Sam Laprade Breaking Bread Breaking Stigma emcee, and Jeff Bond, executive director of the Hopewell Eatings Disorders Support Centre. Photo by Caroline Phillips.]

What better way to celebrate those going through recovery than to invite 5 amazing chefs to compete in a gourmet sandwich competition?

Chefs from all over the city came together to compete for the title. Flora Hall Brewing joined to sponsor the event with their locally made beers and Lucky Ron preformed for the crowd.
Chef T, a private chef and BBQ master won the title of Sandwich Sovereign and Luis Guerra of Torta Boyz won the People's Choice Award!Chef T winning Sandwich Sovereign at 2022's Breaking Bread Breaking Stigma
[Chef T winning Sandwich Sovereign at 2022's Breaking Bread Breaking Stigma Oct 26. Photo by Caroline Phillips]
Luis Guerra of Torta Boyz, the People's Choice winner of Breaking Bread Breaking Stigma 2022

[Luis Guerra of Torta Boyz, the People's Choice winner of Breaking Bread Breaking Stigma 2022. Photo by Caroline Phillips]

Our own chef, Jef Charlebois competed with his tomato braised beef short rib on a fresh house-made pesto bun with roasted garlic aioli, aged parmesan cheese, and fresh corn basil.

Don’t worry, we had to google the words too. It tastes amazing though.

Think of a meatball sub but fancy.

meatball sandwich


Vegans, don’t worry we thought of you too! He designed a lentil meatball sandwich on a vegan pesto bun. 

The event raised $55,000 said Jeff Bond, the executive director of Hopewell Eating Disorders Support Centre. 

Want to host your own gourmet sandwich competition? You're going to need some gourmet bread. Check out our selection of freshly baked bread HERE.

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