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Gusto 54 Catering X JessGo: Live Street Art & Eats

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On September 15th Gusto 54 Catering joined forces with Toronto-based artist and performer JessGo (Jess Gorlicky) to bring together food and art through a live art spectacle outside of Gusto 101. Gusto 54 Catering served bites of its Southern Italian inspired menu to the community, while JessGo created two canvasses inspired by food. The King West community was pleasantly surprised as they walked by Gusto 101 to hear live music, were offered delicious food and invited to join in on the fun. Guests were also encouraged to take pictures, share their experience on social and watch the live art spectacle. Not only were the festivities a hit, but Gusto 54 will now be auctioning off the pieces of art in support of #AmatricianaTO to help raise funds for the Italy earthquake relief efforts.

Needless to say, the food was a hit and the art turned out beautiful! Scroll down for behind the scenes images and a video from the event:

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Meet the NKPR Interns: Ethan Wright

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Summer always brings a fresh crop of interns to NKPR – and we’re grateful for a few extra sets of hands, especially leading up to the Toronto film festival and the NKPR IT Lounge.

In return for bringing their enthusiasm and fresh ideas into the office, these aspiring PR stars get an all access pass to the inner workings of a leading boutique PR firm. It’s a whirlwind course in creative communications, media relations and event production you just won’t find behind ivy-covered walls.

Think you’re up to the challenge? Get in touch to learn more about our internship opportunities.

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Previously a male-dominated industry, in recent years PR has shifted with women now leading the charge at some of the world’s leading agencies and firms. All we need to do is look around the office to see the evidence.

So no one was happier than former lone wolf André for the addition of Ethan Wright, the sole male intern at NKPR. Ethan’s quickly proven a valuable source of insight on topics we’re less-than-familiar with, like hockey, Street Fighter iPhone wallpaper and Motown.

Meet Ethan.

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What are you studying and where?
“Environmental Science at Queen’s University

Why PR?
“Because trying to fix an environmental problem is one giant public relations nightmare! Best to start learning now!”

Salty or sweet?
“Sweet. Don’t mess with my Cinnamon Toast Crunch.”

Daily must-reads:
“The Toronto Star sports section and the Yahoo! Canada Puck Daddy blog.”

What’s the most exciting/bizarre thing that’s happened to you at NKPR?
“The most bizarre thing that happens to me at NKPR (consistently) is my failure to pick up on female-centric pop culture references. Who knew that the Kardashians referred to a group of sisters and not just Kim’s left and right butts?”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How about now?
“I wanted to play goal for the Maple Leafs or become a lawyer. Only one is still realistic.”

Facebook or Twitter?
“Twitter, because it’s entertaining and a good news source.”

What company, brand or product would you love to work on?
TIFF because I’m a huge movie fan and it’s one of the best film festivals in the world! And Aston Martin because, well, have you seen the DB9 Coupe? One day, one day…”

Favourite song-of-the-moment?
Ain’t That Peculiar”, Marvin Gaye

What’s your idea of happiness?
“Sitting on a Muskoka chair at the edge of a dock on a warm lake with a cooler full of cold beer and group of good friends.”

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Meet the NKPR Interns: Laycee Catalano

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Summer always brings a fresh crop of interns to NKPR – and we’re grateful for a few extra sets of hands, especially leading up to the Toronto film festival and the NKPR IT Lounge.

In return for bringing their enthusiasm and fresh ideas into the office, these aspiring PR stars get an all access pass to the inner workings of a leading boutique PR firm. It’s a whirlwind course in creative communications, media relations and event production you just won’t find behind ivy-covered walls.

Think you’re up to the challenge? Get in touch to learn more about our internship opportunities.

First up in our Meet the NKPR Interns series? Laycee Catalano.

What are you studying and where?
“I’m studying Public Relations at Humber College.”

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Why PR?
“PR is about influencing behaviour to achieve objectives through effective relationships and communications; no day is ever the same and it keeps you on your toes. And using a walky-talky at events is pretty cool too!”

Salty or sweet?
“Salty! Any kind of Lays chips is my weakness.”

Daily must-read:
“The Metro and the Toronto Star. I have to keep up with current events.”

What’s the most exciting/bizarre thing that’s happened to you at NKPR?
“There have been many exciting moments for me at NKPR, including Fila on the streets, At My Best Day and Celebrate Bloor (using a walky-talky made me feel like a real professional!).”

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How about now?
“Well, when I was younger I wanted to be the tooth fairy more than anything. After I grew up and realized that dream probably wasn’t going to happen, I turned my focus to public relations. Natasha is a very successful woman, and an amazing role model in a field that I’m striving to achieve success in.”

Facebook or Twitter?
“BOTH!!! I don’t know what I would do without my social media accounts. LinkedIn is also a fave of mine!”

What company, brand or product would you love to work on?
“That’s a hard question because the list is so long. However, I love sports so it would probably include a sports team.”

Favourite song-of-the-moment?
“‘Give Me Everything” by Pitbull and Neyo. I have a good feeling that song is going to be my summer song.”

What’s your idea of happiness?
“Happiness is a means not an end (my little brother always said that). If I had to think about what my idea of happiness is it would include a great career that allows me to achieve my professional goals. And driving a red Mini Cooper!”