Her Time: A guided culinary experience

Shelter Movers Greater Toronto invites you to give the gift of Her Time

A guided culinary experience led by 
Carolyn Cohen

A curated wine experience led by Sommelier
Lauren Power

Two young women cooking together

Brought to you by MacDonald & Associates


Thursday, May 26, 2022

6:15PM Virtual Doors Open 

6:30PM Event Begins 

6:45PM Live Cooking Demonstration Begins with wine pairings throughout 8:00PM Silent Auction Closes

8:15PM Event Ends

Tier 1 Ticket: $250/household*


  • Meal kit to create 2 delicious dishes
  • 2 bottles of premium imported wine
  • Complimentary no-contact delivery of food & wine package directly to your door
*Please note: this ticket does NOT qualify for a charitable tax receipt.

Tier 2 Ticket: $175/household*


  • Recipe card to create 2 delicious dishes (participants will purchase their own food ingredients)
  • 2 bottles of premium imported wine
  • Complimentary no-contact delivery of wine package directly to your door
*Please note that $50 from each ticket purchased is eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

*By recommendation of our chef & Sommelier, a household ticket can accommodate between 1 – 4 guests.


For larger group options, vegetarian or non alcoholic alternatives to enjoy please contact:


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Your support will ensure Shelter Movers Greater Toronto is able to continue serving survivors of gender-based violence in our community by providing free moving and storage services. 

You have the power to give the gift of freedom. 

Mother and adult daughter cooking
  • Complimentary no-contact delivery of wine and/or food package (depending on ticket tier) directly to your door
  • Virtual culinary chef experience creating 2 delicious meals
  • Sommelier recommended wine that pairs perfectly with the created dishes – live and interactive!
  • Keynote address from a Survivor
  • Live updates on Silent Auction items and closing auction countdown
Thai Coconut Curry @deliciousdish

One-skillet Thai Coconut Curry with Lemongrass and Ginger

This Thai inspired curry recipe is perfect for those cold spring days when you need something that will warm you from the inside out! It can be made with shrimp, chicken or tofu. 

See details.


[double chocolate salted tahini skillet brownie cookie @deliciousdish

Double Chocolate Salted Tahini Skillet Brownie Cookie

The addition of tahini to a brownie is the perfect match. The nuttiness, chocolate and then the salt really is a showpiece.

De Andres Sisters Alegra Joven

Tinta de Toro from Soria, the highest part of Ribera, characterised by its heavily calcareous soils. The combination of chalk and altitude results in a steady ripening and super-fine tannins – and that’s the style that Ruth and Ana are striving for; purity, elegance and approachability rather than the more intense, bombastic style often found elsewhere in Ribera.

Prosecco Rosé Brut

Prosecco Rosé Brut

Prosecco Rosè Doc Treviso is produced from the remaining 24 hectares in “Grave di Papadopoli”, an island formed by the river Piave, where an ideal soil enhances the main attributes of Prosecco: scent, freshness and balanced taste. Prosecco in its Rosè version, where the freshness and aroma of Prosecco meet the elegance of Pinot Noir.

Meet Carolyn! She has extensive experience with home cooks who want to improve the health of themselves and their families. Carolyn has owned and operated DELICIOUS DISH Cooking School since 2002. DELICIOUS DISH, is a boutique Cooking School which specializes in whole food HOME cooking, meal planning, recipe development and healthy eating. Carolyn is an expert in recipe development, menu planning, meal prep, kitchen organization and setup. Carolyn’s true passion is in teaching people how to  cook whether you are new to the kitchen, seasoned in the kitchen, just need an upgrade, or simply want to train  your nanny/housekeeper.

Lauren is a second-generation wine importer from Tre Amici Imports Inc. Growing up in the wine world, she discovered how wine was able to connect people and ideas from different cultures, while creating joyous experiences and occasions for everyone to share. As her family business and portfolio grew, Lauren became very connected to the winemakers and passionate about what made their wines so special. Her goal is to make the old-world wines more approachable while also embodying the new, modern wine movement. She believes in “pushing boundaries to create unique experiences for every kind of wine drinker.”

Rachel Louise Snyder

Journalist, author, domestic violence advocate

In works of “uncommon talent and confidence” (Masha GessenThe New Yorker), author and investigative journalist Rachel Louise Snyder explores the causes and consequences of under-reported social crises. Her work demands that we see the reality of domestic violence, global consumerism, race and class prejudice, and other often overlooked aspects of our world.

Snyder’s latest book is No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, about which critic Parul Sehgal drew comparisons to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in its literary indelibility: “I read Snyder’s book as if possessed, stopping for nothing, feeling the pulse beat in my brain.” A compelling work of investigative journalism with the narrative force of a novel, No Visible Bruises reveals that one of America’s most urgent social problems takes place behind closed doors, and that the most dangerous place for a woman, statistically, is her own home. Whether we call it domestic violence, private violence, or intimate terrorism, it has a far more pervasive impact on our society than many realize. Between 2000 and 2006, about 3,200 Americans were killed in combat. In that time, more than three times as many women were killed by their partners.

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Rachel Louise Snyder

Natalie MacDonald has been a true believer in Shelter Movers since the beginning. She is a warrior in the fight to end gender-based violence, and has generously lended her support and expertise to growing Shelter Movers and bettering the lives of survivors.

Not only is she an advocate for gender equality, Natalie is the sole Founder of her Boutique Employment Litigation Law Firm, MacDonald & Associates. She wrote the book on Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law and, in 2017, argued the leading case Galea v. Wal-Mart, setting the record precedent and highest amount for extraordinary damages awarded in Canada.

Representing both employees and employers, Natalie has won numerous awards for her expertise in employment law and was named the Employment Lawyer of the Year by Canadian Lawyer Magazine in 2018 and again in 2019 by Finance Monthly Magazine.

Shelter Movers is extremely grateful to work in partnership with Natalie as a driving force to ensure survivors are supported on their journey to a life free from violence. ”
Two women cooking together

If you are not able to participate in this event, please consider showing your support by making a donation. 

Your contribution will have an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of survivors.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors

Thank you to our Silent Auction Partners

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