'Just a nightmare': Toronto Restaurant Shuts Doors with no Notice to Staff

Between 40 and 50 people who work at Lola's Kitchen are without a job after the restaurant closed Monday Lola's Kitchen, a popular brunch spot on Church Street, abruptly closed its doors on Monday with no notice and nothing more than a sign that read: "Lola's Kitchen is now permanently closed." "We are deeply saddened (and angered) to inform our beloved community that we have closed our doo [...]

09 September 2018

Thanksgiving Tips You'll Be Grateful For

(NC) This holiday is all about spending time with family and friends. But that can be a tough thing to do if you’re stuck in the kitchen. This Thanksgiving, entertaining expert Pay Chen is sharing her tips on getting you out from in front of the stove and into a comfortable seat at the dining room table. Your freezer is your friend. From casseroles to gravy and cranberry sauce, Chen s [...]

05 September 2018

Should I tip? And if so, how much?

(NC) It’s a familiar dilemma — you’re paying for a service and get prompted for a tip. If you feel unsure of what to do next, you’re not alone. Everyday tipping dilemmas are normal, but you can arm yourself with some intel to feel more confident in knowing who gets what. It’s important to know that tipping varies based on location and type of service. Payments and point-of- [...]

05 September 2018

Newfoundland born Chef Christine Tizzard helping People Eat Better

Anyone who has ever cooked any type of meal knows that burns and cuts are pretty much part of the norm. But for most people, a camera crew and audience isn’t watching your every mishap and move. Chef and Author Christine Tizzard had a lot to say in her recent interview with The Telegram. Recalling her first day as a host of Best Recipes on CBC back in 2012, Chef Christine Tizzard had [...]

28 August 2018

What Makes A Good Restaurant Great?

What do you consider when choosing a restaurant? The food for one. What about the location, the service, the surroundings? Is there space enough leg space between tables? What’s the ambiance like and of course, how expensive is it? All of these are questions we ask ourselves before we pick a restaurant. Everyone has had a restaurant dining experience. Some have had it good, and some b [...]

27 August 2018

Meet PEI’s Seafood Connoisseur and Remarkable Chef.

Jamie Gallant, the founder of Coastline Catering, a successful seafood catering business in Toronto, is a seafood connoisseur, family man, and revered caterer. He prides himself on providing an exceptional seafood experience. As a native of Prince Edward Island, he knows good seafood and the hospitality needed to createthe most memorable event of the year, says the official website of Coastline Ca [...]

22 August 2018

Ottawa’s Prohibition Public House Provides a Fabulous Dining Experience

Sharing experiences – that’s what this restaurant is about. It’s subtle, but becomes more pronounced as you walk in, have a seat and start taking in your surroundings. Every detail begs for dialogue.  You’ll find yourself asking your partner in crime: “Is that fan an airplane propeller?” “Have you seen the lighting upstairs?” or “Are those lights hand made?” Nobo [...]

16 August 2018

Sobeys opening discount locations in Winnipeg

Winnipeg will be gaining a new grocery shopping experience after Sobeys Inc. announced on Thursday that it would be introducing two discount grocery stores to the city. Set to open in the spring of 2019, Sobeys’ discount grocery store, FreshCo, will replacing two Winnipeg Safeway locations at 500-1615 Reagent Ave., and 920 Jefferson Ave., Sobeys announced the new FreshCo stores, [...]

01 August 2018

'There seems to be a pattern': Shoppers, experts concerned by Adonis hep A recalls

A series of food recalls at a Quebec-based grocer over possible hepatitis A contamination is raising concerns among both food security experts and some Gatineau grocery shoppers. The Adonis Inc. chain opened its first location on Maloney Boulevard in Gatineau this spring and has been the subject of multiple recalls in the last two months. The recalls have warned&nbs [...]

01 August 2018

Farm Boy CEO to speak at Ontario East Conference

Cornwall Ontario – Ontario East has snagged one of the most sought after business leaders in Ontario to deliver a keynote address at its upcoming municipal conference in September. Born and raised in Ottawa, Jeff York joined Farm Boy in 2009 as Co-CEO with a mandate to expand the business. Farm Boy is an Eastern Ontario success story. The first store was opened in Cornwall by Jean- [...]

01 August 2018

Do Canadians know enough about food safety? Survey says no

OTTAWA – Canadians are becoming less aware of how to safely handle and prepare food to avoid food-borne illness and food poisoning, according to government-backed research. The findings from the report, which cost the government $126,449, point to an overall deterioration over the past eight years in Canadians’ confidence that they can protect themselves and their families from food-borne i [...]

01 August 2018

Kitchens Contain Serious Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Research has emerged that most of the items we use daily in our kitchens might be slowly poisoning our bodies, due to the endocrine disruptors they contain. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the body’s endocrine system in certain doses. Everyone is said to be exposed to these kinds of chemicals every single day because, endocrine disrupting chemicals are found in lo [...]

29 July 2018