Concept Watch: The Green Moustache, Vivo Ristorante and Planta

By Sophie Mir In this edition of Concept Watch, we highlight three restaurant concepts that are making an impact on Canadian diners, including a health-focused cafe, an old-school Italian restaurant and a cutting-edge restaurant serving only plant-based fare. Below, we sketch out the characteristics and menu options that have earned these operations their success and acclaim. […]

Chef Q&A: David Lee, Executive Chef, Planta, Toronto

We spoke with David Lee, executive chef of Toronto’s Planta restaurant, on the challenges of opening Planta and his philosophy about the foodservice industry. Education: UK Hertfordshire School Years of Experience as a Chef: 20 years What are your earliest memories of cooking and why do you think you were drawn to a culinary career? […]

Chase Hospitality Group expands with 100% plant-based restaurant

Press release Planta’s doors to open in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood this September 2016 Chase Hospitality Group (CHG) announces their latest restaurant endeavor, Planta, set to open in early September 2016. Chef David Lee (owner of Nota Bene) has partnered with CHG and will be Planta’s Executive Chef. The Yorkville restaurant will feature an entirely plant-based menu, a collaboration between Chef David Lee and CHG’s […]