Welcome to the fourth annual Pan American Food Festival, the largest Pan American Festival in Canada.


Daniel_ProfileWe are very excited to hold this year’s festival at Yonge- Dundas Square, one of Toronto’s top tourist destinations. We continue our annual tradition of bringing you 41 different ways to savour food, enjoy music and dance, and celebrate the cultures of the Americas. Over the last three years, we have been successful in showcasing the diversity of the Pan American countries in Canada and introducing the first annual Pan Am Music and Dance Fest with international dance and performers.

The Pan American Food Festival is unique in Canada, bringing together all countries of the region and bolstering a growing new cultural identity that links all parts of the Americas.  During the two-day festival (August 13 and 14, 2016) we will be presenting: food demonstrations by Pan American chefs, international food competitions, kids’ activities, 15 performances, a vendors market, coffee tastings, an organic pavilion and the Great Pan Am Parade. Our culinary curator, Mary Luz Mejía, has also put together a stellar roster of 25 international and local chefs.

Our host country this year is Bolivia, with one of the most diverse culinary histories of our continent and the world’s leading producer of Quinoa.

All this would not be possible without the support of our venue partner, our corporate and government sponsors, community partners, fantastic planning team and wonderful volunteers. With so much diversity and fun, we hope the Pan American Food Festival will become one of your favourite annual summer festivals.

Buen Provecho! (Enjoy!)
Daniel García-Herreros

Festival Director