BY ALYSSA MAHADEO
In a city as diverse as Toronto, we definitely aren’t lacking in multicultural culinary delights. You can find restaurants serving food from all parts of the globe and with every new restaurant, you just know there’s going to be something fresh and exciting coming to wake up your taste buds!
4orks restaurant located in Scarborough at 4524 Kingston Rd, Morningside opened at the beginning of the year on January 4th, 2016. The owners Chef Kareema and Chef Wayne bring to the table extensive culinary backgrounds as well as a lifetime experience of being raised on Caribbean food. Scarborough is one of the many cities in the GTA known for its range of different cultures. Coming from the Caribbean and always having the opportunity to enjoy such flavorful food allows us to imagine the endless possibilities and infusions of spices to make some unique and mouthwatering creations.
Between Chef Wayne and Chef Kareema the possibilities for new and innovative culinary creations are endless. Through their partnership they have concocted some of the most delicious and out of the box recipes that always offers something new and exciting to their customers. Together they established 4orks through their love of food looking to introduce something unique to the world. Living in such a diverse society has really changed the game and food is something that is so interchangeable that it can be diversified in a multitude of ways. At 4orks out of the box thinking is something different and it takes their food far from the norm some might be accustomed to.
At 4orks Restaurant they encourage you to imagine the possibilities, enjoy the infusion of Caribbean flavors and indulge in some of the most exciting culinary delights of this time. Their restaurant was launched out of a love and passion for food, which is evident in the consideration that they put into each and every one of their dishes. Their shared passion has allowed them to capitalize on their own experience and encouraged them to incorporate all the flavors of the city to create something for everyone to enjoy.
Having the privilege to open their own restaurant was a long time coming for Chef Wayne and Chef Kareema. Over the years they would have to rent out kitchens or cater from home and it became costly and overwhelming at times. They started 4orks to provide their patrons with a place to come and experience their creative Fusion foods with an authentic Caribbean ambience in a dine in restaurant setting.
As with many small business endeavors their biggest challenge has been trying to balance both business and personal life. They spend on average fourteen plus hours a day, six days a week at the restaurant, but they are here for you and they love what they do!
If you’re craving Caribbean and Fusion tonight, look no further than 4orks. With dishes like Spring Rolls, Cauliflower Fettuccine and Chicken Soup, you’ll wonder where 4orks restaurant has been all your life! You can’t go wrong ordering delicious Caribbean and Fusion with breakfast, brunch, seafood, soul food and vegetarian options there is something at 4orks for everyone!
At 4orks they offer Caribbean Fusion foods not just the normal classics we are used to. If you are looking for a classic Jerk Chicken, come in and try something completely different because what they have to offer is even better. Take a bite of some Ackee and Saltfish spring rolls, Jerk Goat sliders, Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo with Jerk shrimp/chicken, Mango coconut cornbread, Mac and Cheese stuffed chicken wings, Callaloo chowder, Cajun cheese burger poutine and exclusive in house specials like Callaloo rice with spicy ginger lobster! There are endless varieties and flavor combinations you need to try only available at 4orks!
Indulge in Spicy Breaded Deep Fried Calamari, a Grilled Jerk Eggplant Panini and crispy golden fried Curry Channa (Chickpeas), or Curry Crab Spring rolls that sound so good you can almost taste it!
Their products and produce are locally sourced, as they are committed to supporting and give back to the community. They want not only the community, but also the rest of the city to know that when you come to 4orks you can expect above and beyond a great experience. The food is an emotion to be felt, come fall in love and discover true happiness with every last morsel. Take some to go and share with your friends. They are also available for catering! People should head on over to 4orks if they want something different outside the box. The staff works extra hard to make every experience memorable whether it be catering or hosting your event to just walking in for a meal on your lunch, they want you to feel valued and leave a lasting impression that will have you bringing all your friends and family back for more.
4orks Restaurant is open Monday to Wednesday from 11:00am – 8:00pm and Thursday to Saturday from 11:00am – 9:00pm. They are online at Just-Eat and offer a quick and easy pick up menu for your convenience. At 4orks they believe in our community and do all that we can to help the people in it. They have recently added to their team, welcoming Chef Sierra as the newest member from the community to join team 4orks. Also, if you were out at the Toronto Caribbean Business Expo this past weekend you had the opportunity to meet Chef Wayne and Chef Kareema, and sample some of the tasty and flavorful cuisine that they have to offer.
Don’t wait, head on down to 4orks restaurant today; you’ll be happy you came! Chef Wayne and Chef Kareema would be delighted to host you, your friends and family. Come hungry and leave happy and satisfied! 4orks is sure to have something special for you!