Cesare Della Santina Joins the Charles-Bruneau Cancer Centre Foundation’s Benefit

Cesare Della Santina is a long time supporter of cancer research and cares deeply for the children affected by life threatening diseases.

President and CEO of a Montréal-based company that imports produce and specialty products, CDS Foods, Inc., Cesare Della Santina has recently attended a culinary benefit for Charles-Bruneau Cancer Centre Foundation featuring the cuisine of world renowned Chef Jérôme Ferrer of Europea restaurant with wine pairings by international expert sommelier François Chartier. The IGA presented charity event was held in February 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Montréal to raise funds for cancer research and to support the development of projects in pediatric oncology.

As a food industry entrepreneur, Cesare believes in eating better with fresh and healthy choices. He is passionate about providing his customers access to the unique fruits and vegetables found around the world and enjoyed by other cultures. Della Santina travels the globe in search of growers and partners that meet his expectations and standards and brings top-quality ingredients back to Canada to be shared around the dinner table as part of a fit lifestyle. Guests palates at the Charles-Bruneau Cancer Centre Foundation gastronomic soirée were treated to delights blended with many of the fine flavors and aromatic accents Cesare Della Santina delivers everyday to his clients. The evening was well attended by local celebrities and succeeded in raising awareness and funds for pediatric cancer.

Cesare Della Santina is a long time supporter of cancer research and cares deeply for the children affected by life threatening diseases. More than 1,100 children are followed annually at the Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau with the average age of only seven. All pediatric bone marrow transplants in Quebec are conducted there. In addition to its outstanding hospital facilities and research laboratories with more than 80 researchers, the Centre - the only one of its kind in Quebec, combines adjuvant therapies-art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, with traditional medical treatments as part of its ongoing fight against cancer to increase the children's chances of recovery and ease discomfort during hospitalization.

Cesare Della Santina started out in the produce business in the late 1980’s, and gained his expertise as he worked his way up from retail stores to food service and wholesale. After founding CDS Brokers in 2000 and with much success in the first year of running the business, Della Santina expanded the product line and went from broker to importer. After 13 years, the company was rebranded as CDS Foods, with the tagline - We're more than just GARLIC!

Cesare Della Santina is President and CEO of CDS Foods, Inc., an importer of produce and specialty products from China, Spain, USA, Mexico, Argentina, India, Peru, and Chili. Along with its three flagship traditional ingredients - garlic, ginger, and shallots, the offerings now include tropical and exotic fruits and vegetables like pomelo, dragon fruit, Asian pears, ya pears, peeled garlic, taro and City Snacks, a CDS Foods brand. An avid philanthropist, Della Santina is an active participant in the local community and supports several charity golf tournaments and cancer research foundations.

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Cesare Della Santina - LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/cesaredellasantina

Cesare Della Santina -- Leads the Expansion of CDS Foods: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cesare-della-santina-leads-expansion-061336998.html

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