CHARCUT Roast House, Calgary

At CHARCUT, Calgary’s very meaty, very hot spot, there is no getting away from it –being a carnivore rules. It’s absolutely local, chef-driven cuisine.  Chef/Owners John Jackson and Connie DeSousa have had their rotisserie and char-broiler custom built and if kitchen gear can be...

Teatro Restaurant Group, Calgary

When Chef Matt Batey took on the position of Corporate Executive Chef of this established Calgary restaurant group, we knew things would take a really quick turn towards local ingredients.  For all his career he’s recognized how important they are to any restaurant he’s worked in or...

Skye Café & Bistro, Regina, Saskatchewan

The dynamic husband and wife team of Chefs Milton Rebello and Louise Lu have named Skye Café & Bistro after their daughter who is  “super proud of her restaurant” and as Milton writes “I do not know any person who critiques our cooking as our five year old.” The dining...

The Wetlands at The Wascana, Regina, Saskatchewan

Chef Milton Rebello is living the Canadian dream.  He’s worked…hard…and has claimed Gold for his work with Food Day Canada. The Wascana Country Club, itself a place itself of great history, is Milton Rebello’s culinary home and he’s opening a new restaurant for them,...

The Guild, Calgary

Calgary is such a new and modern city that older buildings are truly treasured. The original Hudson’s Bay is one of them and it’s now the home of Oliver and Bonacini’s The Guild Restaurant.  It’s the first real foray outside of Ontario for the super-talented O&B team, a...

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...

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...

The Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Bessborough is one of Canada’s iconic railway hotels built to supplement the gracious train travel of the day by the Canadian National Railway.   Designed in that familiar castle-style using Tyndall stone from Manitoba, bricks from Claybank, Saskatchewan and tiles from Estevan several...

Yellow Door Bistro, Calgary

Yellow Door Chef de Cuisine Quinn Staple creates heart-warming bistro-inspired cuisine but his time at Alinea, Grant Achatz’s modernist three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago, has also had an impact on his style. Quinn does a great job supporting local and regional suppliers like...

Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar, Regina, Saskatchewan

When it comes to blending art and creativity, Crave’s Chef Jonathan Thauberger has a natural talent. His proletarian work ethic mixed with his well-honed culinary instincts are always on point when building dishes in the kitchen or for Food Day Canada. Jonathan loves food and was meant to be...