Upcoming TASTE Lunches

TASTE lunches happen year round during the fall/winter and summer terms. Lunches will be added as they become available. If you are a student and would like to apply for a lunch on this page, see Participate as a Student. If you are an alumni and would like to host a TASTE lunch, see Participate as an Alumni. Dates and times for lunches listed as "Date flexible" will be determined by the alumnus/a once eligible students have been chosen. Students are welcome to apply for these lunches, even though a date has not yet been scheduled.

Available Lunches

TASTE Lunch Alumna/us Date/time Location
Ricardo Laskaris
Reference Assistant, Steacie Library, York University
BA Psychology, 2009
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Tour: Before or after lunch
On campus
Vanessa Chow
Xbox Senior Channel Marketing Manager, Microsoft
BA Administrative Studies, 2006
June 29, 2017
Lunch: 12:00pm
Amika Balram
Policy Analyst, Ministry of Education
BA Honours Political Science, 2011
June 30, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
W Burger (10 College Street, Toronto)
Kateryna Topol
Senior Art Director, Architech
BA Communications and Anthropology, 2009
July 06, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Near Yonge & Dundas Square
Susan Sperling
Manager, Corporate Communications, TTC
BA History/Labour Studies, 1991
July 07, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Tour: 12:00pm
1900 Yonge St.
Christopher van Loenen
Social Media Manager, RedFlagDeals.com
BA Hons Communications/Law & Society, 2010
July 07, 2017
Lunch: 12:30pm
590 King Street West
Daniel Majonis
Scientist II, Fluidigm Canada Inc.
HBSc Chemistry, 2006
July 12, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Tour: 11:30am - 12:00pm
John Valdez
Desktop Support Engineer, Achievers
BA Information Technology, 2015
July 12, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Tour: 1:30 - 2:00pm
Liberty Village
Shervan Vafa
Data Scientist/Econometrician, Ontario Medical Association
PhD Economics, 2015
July 12, 2017
Lunch: 12:15pm
Shogun (154 Cumberland St, Toronto)
Karen Cleveland
Communications, CAMH Foundation
Double Major BA Women's Studies and Communications, 2003
July 21, 2017
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
(West) Queen West
Shree Kargutkar
Portfolio Manager, Sprott Asset Management
BA Psychology, 2006
August 01, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Jump Cafe (18 Wellington St. W)
Amar Ahluwalia
Head of Business and Corporate Development & Capital Markets, OnDeck
BA Economics, 2010
August 11, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Downtown Toronto
Kreshnik Mati
Director of Technology, Klick Health
BSc Computer Science, 2005
August 11, 2017
Tour: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Jean-François Crépault
Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
MA Political Science, 2007
August 14, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Golden Turtle (125 Ossington Ave.)
Erin Elofson
Head of Financial Services, Retail, and Telecom, Facebook Canada
MA Communication Studies, Technology in Practice, 2008
August 18, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Tour: 12:00
Facebook office
Mario Cianfarani
Head of ETF Capital Markets, Vanguard Investment Canada
BA Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, 1995
September 18, 2017
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Downtown Toronto
Ali Jaffer
Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton LLP
BAS Hons Accounting, 2009
September 18, 2017
Lunch: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Nabeel Rahman
Community Development Specialist, Town of Oakville
BA Law and Society, 2009
September 21, 2017
Lunch: 1:00 - 2:30pm