Showtime Bistro in Scarborough, a Halal Food Fest and Chef Life Toronto Collaboration
After months of preparation, Showtime Bistro in Scarborough is finally ready to open its doors with a Grand Opening Celebration set for January 9-10, 2016.
This is a special project because it’s three groups coming together: Halal Food Fest TO, Chef Life Toronto and Halal Foodie. We had an opportunity to take over an existing space and it was just right for our situation — so we took the dive.
The ambiance features warm lighting and rich wood paneling. Since our theme is cinematic, we have TV screens playing classic movies as well as famous quotes adorning the walls. A touch of Hollywood rounds out the experience at Showtime Bistro in Scarborough.
We are a quick service style restaurant. Think Bamiyan or Pizzaland 🙂 When you walk in, one of our front end staff will greet you and walk you through our process. You’ll get a menu and will be instructed to place your order at the cash register once you’re ready. When you place your order and pay, you’ll then get a number with your receipt. One of our chefs will call out your number when your order is ready for pick up!
Who are our Chefs? Chef Dave Carter is my husband’s high school friend. You might remember him from his cooking demonstrations or Outdoor Food Booth at Halal Food Fest TO. He brings over 15 years of culinary expertise and currently also teaches at Centennial College. His team consists of two other strong chefs who round out the team and bring a high level of culinary expertise and professionalism. They created the Showtime Bistro menu from scratch and these guys simply ooze passion for their craft. What I love about our team is that we are all from diverse backgrounds and have a range of experiences that we bring to the table.
One thing I’ve learned over the years with Halal Foodie is that there is no right or wrong opinion. Especially when it comes to food. Taste is subjective and no one restaurant pleases everyone. Another realization is that there are supporters and there are, well, non-supporters. So we know that not everyone will love Showtime Bistro. But we do! We love the menu, the style and our team. We hope that’s enough to make this a successful venture inshaAllah.
Our specialty at Showtime Bistro in Scarborough is burgers and sandwiches. But here’s a look at some of our key menu items from each category:
Just a *few* of our menu items!
Sneak Preview (Appetizers):
Feature (Burgers and Sandwiches):
Director’s Cut (Entrees):
End Credits (Dessert):
Meat Sources: Currently all chicken is sourced from the following hand-slaughtered suppliers: Sargent Farms and Spice Town. All beef is sourced from St. Helen’s, Corsetti Meat Packers via The Butcher Shop and Beef Bacon is from East Meats West.
Other Ingredients: We check all ingredients for animal by products and alcoholic content. Cheeses, sauces, toppings (even the marshmallows) have had their ingredients cleared.
2761 Markham Rd., Toronto