VG @ The Fairmont, Winnipeg

Located in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg, in the Fairmont Winnipeg, the VG Restaurant offers contemporary Manitoban fare using fresh, locally sourced produce and ingredients. The Fairmont Winnipeg is the city’s only luxury hotel with 340 luxuriously appointed rooms, 19,000 square feet of stylish...

Prairie Harvest Café, Saskatoon

It took a team of friends with a passion for local ingredients and tons of catering/restaurant experience to open this innovative new restaurant in Saskatoon. Chef Mike McKeown, who has been around the provincial catering industry for years including a stint cooking in remote northern fishing...

Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Calgary

Baker Aviv Fried has a fantastic story, self-propelled with great good humour.   Self-taught at the start (after a Masters level degree in Bio-medical engineering), he trained in Vermont at King Arthurs Flour with Jeffery Hamelman and in Paris with the famed sourdough bakery, Jean- Luc Poujauran....

Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar, Regina, Saskatchewan

Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar is dedicated to the art of local! Regina-native Executive Chef Jonathan Thauberger  has just returned after a 20 years cooking away, most notably at Burrowing Owl in the south Okanagan where he was part of that vibrant culinary scene.  He’s a thoughtful, creative...

Deer + Almond, Winnipeg, MB

Chef Mandel Hitzer thinks outside the box.  A few years ago, he needed a break but rather than heading south, he took up tree-planting in the B.C. interior with one of the world’s largest planting companies.  Then, on his return to Winnipeg and his culinary roots, he did something even more...

Riverside Country Club, Saskatoon

It’s a pleasure to welcome the Riverside Country Club to the roster of Food Day Canada where Chef Darren Craddock oversees the members-only dining room.   Darren Craddock, born in Toronto, raised in Ontario of British parents, moved to England when he was 15 to finish school then secured a 3...

NOtaBLE, Calgary, Alberta

Chef Michael Noble always seems to be at the top of his game.  We first met when he was the shining star of DIVA at the Met in Vancouver way back in the 1990’s.  His recipes grace the pages of my Flavours of Canada (Raincoast 2000/2006) and I’m utterly thrilled to have him and his team...

Truffles Bistro, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Chef Lee Helman has been cooking ‘locally’ since long before it was fashionable.  With his wife Jacqueline, this amazing husband and wife team are talented, dedicated restaurateurs.  In the summer, Lee estimates that between 80 and 85% of his ingredients are from the region. The food...

Alloy, Calgary

From the glass enclosed wine room to the white leather banquettes, Alloy’s Chef/Owners Rogelio Herrera and Uri Heilik have designed a restaurant with great style.  Their menus are beautifully written, full of the colourful culinary influences of their Mediterranean and Latin heritages, and...

charbar, Calgary

There are few things I find as exciting as watching the evolution of a restaurant team like that at CharCut and how they dream in such a large scale.  To most anyone else, the old Simmons building would be just too much to tackle. But not for Connie DeSousa and John Jackson.  This seriously...