Since leaving Niagara Street Cafe last winter Chef Nick Liu and partner, Christina Kuypers have had a long and challenging road toward opening their own place. They now have a firm location for Gwailo, the restaurant that will feature Liu's new Asian cooking matched with the cocktail-heavy beverage programme that Kuypers is designing.
Can you make a statement simply by enjoying a bowl a soup? That was the idea behind Soupstock, an event organised by the chef Michael Stadtländer, the Canadian Chefs' Congress and the David Suzuki Foundation, to protest the proposed limestone mega quarry the Highland Companies would like to build in Melancthon Township.
When Michael Gray, Boston Pizza's Director of Culinary and Executive Chef sets out to change the menu at Canada's leading chain of casual-dining, sit-down restaurants he faces a long process. As well as hitting the right food-trend notes, he also has to satisfy the owners of the company's 340 locations and their respective regular customers….
The grilled cheese sandwich is one of the crown princes of the comfort food world. There are successful restaurants and food trucks that serve (almost) nothing else. And yesterday four a-list chefs from across Canada competed in the 2012 "Grate" Canadian Grilled Cheese Cookoff sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada.