TastePlease – The new way to dine, meet and interact

Press release March 22, 2017 marks the official launch of TastePlease, a Copenhagen initiative that offers food lovers across the globe a new platform for social dining and interaction. Experienced chef and former restaurant owner Frank Lantz is the man behind the project, and he is not afraid of thinking big. “TastePlease will revolutionize the way we dine, meet and […]

Chef Q&A: Vittorio Colacitti, Born and Raised, Hamilton; The Good Son, Toronto

Education: Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel and Tourism Management, University of Guelph Career Path: George, Lucien, Didier, Via Mercanti, Stagiaire at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon. Years of Experience as a Chef: 12 years What are your earliest memories of cooking? I have really vivid memories of my Nonna making gnocchi in her home in Toronto. She […]

Big Rock and Oliver & Bonacini partner to open Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery

Press release Liberty Village brewpub celebrates the merging of food and beer cultures Oliver & Bonacini and Big Rock Brewery are launching a spirited collaboration, Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery. Located at the corner of Liberty St. and Atlantic Ave. (42 Liberty St.) in Toronto, the modern-day brewpub celebrates quality food and craft beer in a […]

Q&A with Chef Jeremy Charles, Raymonds Restaurant and The Merchant Tavern, St. John’s, NL

Education: St. Pius Culinary Institute, Montreal Career path: Professional Fly Tier Years of experience as a chef: 18 What are your earliest memories of cooking? My earliest memories of cooking were working on traditional Newfoundland dishes with my grandmother at her summer house in a small fishing village in Newfoundland called Old Perlican. Also splitting […]

Daryl Kerr named Chef of the Year by the Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks

Press release The Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks, a branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation, is proud to honour Corporate Chef Daryl Kerr of Great Events Group with the coveted Chef of the Year award. Daryl Kerr receives the 2016 award based on exhibiting an inspiring passion for his craft, an unending pursuit of creativity and a […]

21 of Canada’s leading chefs team up for ‘the best cookbook of its kind’

Press release Michael Smith, Rob Gentile, Vikram Vij, and Connie DeSousa are among the culinary greats contributing to Inspired Cooking, which has been called “the best cookbook of its kind.” The cookbook focuses on nutrition and a sold-out Vancouver gala will celebrate its launch on December 8. The Best of Food & Wine radio show, an authority on cookbooks, has already heralded […]

Q&A with Chef Grant van Gameren

By Marian Staresinic Grant van Gameren’s rise towards becoming one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs began sizzling shortly after opening the Black Hoof in 2008. With personal memories of family dinners at the helm of his creative inspiration, he launched several ambitious and controversial menus at the Hoof, inviting guests from all over the world […]

Q&A: Carl Heinrich, Chef/Owner, Richmond Station, Toronto

Education: Stratford Chef School Graduate (2005) Career Path: Sooke Harbour House; Rundles; Daniel Boulud (New York City, Vancouver); Cowbell; Marben; Stages throughout New York City, France, and Monaco; Richmond Station Years as a Chef: 17 years; 6 years as Executive Chef What are your earliest memories of cooking? I have so many early memories of […]

Restaurants for Change raises more than $250,000 for healthy food programs in third year of event

Press release On October 19, thousands of diners came together in 68 restaurants and 16 cities across the country for Restaurants for Change, a national event that raises funds for local Community Food Centres and Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC). The event raised more than $250,000 in its third year, exceeding the goal set out […]

Q&A with Chef Luis Valenzuela

By Marian Staresinic Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Chef Luis Valenzuela developed a passion for food at an early age. Luis immigrated to Toronto in 2001 to study the culinary arts at George Brown College where he quickly developed his own unique style and flair, embracing traditional methods while staying true to his Latin roots. He […]