2022’s Culinary Federation National Annual Conference

By Ryan Marquis, Culinary Federation National President June was an exciting month, with 200 chefs, cooks, and culinary partners gathered in Saskatoon for the first Culinary Federation National Annual Conference since 2019. We were thrilled to be back in person to Reset, Reconnect, and Revive the culinary industry through networking, education sessions, product showcases, culinary […]

Bringing millennia of culinary history to life in the 21st century

By Tom Nightingale In the heart of Saskatchewan, three kilometres north of Saskatoon, sitting above Opimihaw Creek and not far off the Saskatchewan River, is a place that typifies Canada’s rich cultural history: Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Wanuskewin’s archeological resources represent 6,400 years of the Northern Plains peoples – twice the age of Egypt’s Pyramids of […]

Indigenous Tourism Ontario launches food tourism initiative

Indigenous Tourism Ontario has launched a first-of-its-kind food tourism initiative aimed at establishing Indigenous foods and foodways as integral parts of Ontario’s identity.  FEAST: Growing Indigenous Food Tourism in Ontario launched on August 10 as a five-year plan intended to strategically advance the Indigenous food tourism sector. Over a two-year period, Indigenous Tourism Ontario worked with […]

Steam Whistle Brewing to donate 50 per cent of profits to the Downie Wenjack Fund throughout February

The funds raised will go towards supporting national projects that build positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Press release In an effort to support national projects that build positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, Steam Whistle Brewing has pledged to donate 50 per cent of all profits from beer sales during the month […]

Q&A with Art Napoleon, bush cook and star of Moosemeat & Marmalade

By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk Art Napoleon is an experienced hunter, adventurous bush cook and television star. In fact, Art’s 13-part food documentary series, Moosemeat & Marmalade, allows him to combine all three of these interests as he explores Indigenous culture, culinary traditions and delicious food alongside his co-star, Chef Dan Hayes. Dan has worked in the […]

Indigenous chefs bring cultural flavour to restaurant menus

By Jeni Marinucci With Canada’s 150th birthday barrelling towards us this July, restaurants are preparing themselves – and their menus – with a decidedly Canadian-flavoured bent. Of course, Canadian staples like Alberta beef, Quebec maple syrup and Maritime seafood will feature heavily, but diners seeking a more authentic Canadian cuisine are in luck; with a […]