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Friday Roots & Vibes

Southern Food and Soul Music Restaurant

Friday Roots & Vibes is a return to my roots. It is all about soul, from the food to the stage. The cuisine that defines my home, the American South - southern, low country, soul food - brought north of the border. With deep roots and influences from African, European, and Native cultures, there is something for everyone that will feed any soul.

Menu highlights include my famous Gluten Free Fried Chicken, Classic Mac & Cheese, and top rated 'FRIDAY' Burger.

We are located at 876 Dundas Street West, in Toronto, Ontario. Check us out online and follow us on instagram for updates.

 
Smoked Chicken with Alabama White Sauce. Photo by  Hector Vasquez .

Smoked Chicken with Alabama White Sauce. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

"Quite possibly the best fried chicken I've ever had in my entire life. My boyfriend and I were there last night for a celebratory dinner and the service and ambience and drinks were outstanding as well. Can't wait to come back and try more food!"

/  Google Reviewer Madalanie  /

Red wine braised beef with whipped dairy-free mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Red wine braised beef with whipped dairy-free mashed potatoes, and green beans.

 

Grindz By Joe Friday

HEALTHY PREPARED MEALS DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR

Grindz by Joe Friday is my personally prepared meal plan company that offers direct-to-door gourmet meal plans. With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients, my meal plans are a perfect way keep your eating habits on track. Not only have I incorporated my worldly culinary style into the meals, the name reflects my time living in Hawaii. The word ‘Grindz’ is slang in Hawaii to describe local-fare. I wanted to reference the local and seasonal fare from Hawaii and bring that connection to delicious local food to my new home Toronto.

Menu highlights include my Hawaiian Chicken, Soy Maple Salmon, and Red-Wine Braised Beef.

Order online and follow us on instagram.

"I’ve been ordering for the last 4 months and I love it. Joe is the most creative chef I know and I promise you won’t be disappointed."

/  Grindz CLient Catherine  /

The Chef Collective

Event Planning and Marketing

Founded in 2013, The Chef Collective is a chef-driven event planning company, that is committed to supporting chefs by providing a platform to showcase their talents. We provide Chefs and Restauranteurs a platform to help promote, connect and support the culinary community.

We have hosted many live chef battles across the country, sponsored by top brands including Kraft and Heinz. Our content has significant impact and reach, with hundreds of live attendees and promotional videos views of over 240k.

Check us out online and follow us on instagram for updates.

 
The Chef Collective Chef Battle in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Photo by  Josh Tenn-Yuk .

The Chef Collective Chef Battle in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Photo by Josh Tenn-Yuk.