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Jesse Kupina throws great parties for great causes

Jesse Kupina knows how to throw a party like no other, and he’s using his mad skills to make a difference in Edmonton’s hospitality industry. As the co-owner of Two 12 Social Co., a hospitality, restaurant and entertainment company, Jesse is always looking for cool new ways to create a…

Friends of We Care – The Bowling Challenge!

Friends of We Care is the charity of choice for the foodservice, beverage and hospitality industries. The association has been raising money to send children with disabilities to summer camp since 1983. This fall, they’re hosting a series of Bowling Challenges across the country, in an effort to raise money to send 150 kids…

The Salisbury Big Stop can’t stop giving to charity

Although they won’t admit it, the team at the Salisbury Big Stop are local heroes. The Big Stop and Silver Fox Restaurant in Salisbury, New Brunswick, recently donated $101,640 to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. But this isn’t a one-time deal. The volunteers and staff have been using the…

Focusing on First Nations Cookery & Culture

With a focus on indigenous foods, culture, history, and the preservation of indigenous values, Algonquin College is Canada’s first college offering an Indigenous Cook Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Canadian students taking part in the program receive an education they can bring back to their home communities, and beyond. Developed by Wes Wilkinson—Academic…

Digging for Yukon Gold: An ode to the mighty potato

Ode to the Potato – Barbara Hamby “They eat a lot of French fries here,” my mother announces after a week in Paris, and she’s right, not only about les pommes frites but the celestial tuber in all its forms: rotie, purée, not to mention au gratin or boiled and…