The moments that deliver the most joy in life are often SIMPL.
Offering craft cocktails, wine, beer and delightful bites - comfort Italian during the day, Taiwanese inspired bites at night. Together they serve up a type of fusion that goes straight to the heart- familiar flavours with a unique twist.
Welcome to your home away from home, where you’ll experience amazing food, delightful drinks, close friends and great vibes
SIMPL THINGS is founded by Evelyn Chick. together with executive chefs Cody and Betty, they seek to curate a space where you’ll experience amazing Italian by day and Taiwanese by night, delightful drinks, close friends, good convos, and great vibes, no matter the time of day.
Evelyn Chick is a highly accredited specialist in the world of wine, spirits and the anatomy of all things hospitality. She has a gleaming resume of globally-recognized certifications including WSET Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Spirits. She combines a unique talent of skilled bar personality and sought-after business acumen in developing, efficient, acclaimed and cutting edge bar experiences for media outlets, multimillion dollar venues and notable brands with her consultancy Evelyn Chick Projects Inc. with clients such as Smorgasburg Toronto, Westin Hotel Group and Restaurants Canada. In 2021 she opened Ahma, a dynamic pop up and event space on Queen St W as well as Love of Cocktails - a cocktail experience and gift set company. Her book 'For the Love of Cocktails!' is slated for release in September 2023, and her newest venture is SIMPL THINGS boasts an all day food and beverage collective with a homely, nostalgic feel.
Resident Chef, Pasta CartL
Cody Wilkes is the chef/owner of Pasta CartL. He has been working professionally in hospitality for over twenty years. The last decade plus has been in senior management of various restaurants and restaurant groups. CDC Marben (2016) Sr Sous Chef Gusto Restaurant Group (2018) CDC Mattachioni (2021). He has been looking to find something as a perfect creative outlet and follow my dreams - opening pasta cartL. He loves ethically sourced foods, from the dairy products to the vegetables, flour to the chocolate, every ingredient sourced tries to be as local as possible, in respect to the makers and the planet. He is a die hard cook, very hands on in the kitchen, and loves spending time with his son, Nate.
Resident Chef, Eats by Betty
Betty Chia is a Chef/Owner of Eats by Betty INC. She studied culinary art in Switzerland and started her career in the hotel industry before working her way to Origin restaurant. She started as a line cook and with her dedication and hard work she quickly advanced through the ranks, which led her to her first ever CDC position in the restaurant industry. She was also on the opening team for Speakeasy21 and Sofia Yorkville. Due to the pandemic she started her own business Eats By Betty INC. by selling handmade dumplings and chili oils, taking over many pop-ups around the city. Simpl Things gave her the opportunity to have a permanent spot from which she can present and showcase all her favorite food.