Entrepreneur of the Week: How Flourish Pancakes Founder, Andrew Maida, Built a Breakfast Empire

Flourish Pancakes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Born from a sweet tooth and Andrew Maida’s courage to forge his own path, Flourish Pancakes, a protein infused pancake mix alternative, is the cultivation of Maida’s resilience and strength through adversity. The Toronto native was 21 years old when he refused to enter his family’s business and decided to create his own future. He […]

Startup Spotlight: Just Vertical is Planting New Seeds in Food Production


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] For Conner Tidd and Kevin Jakiela, co-founders of Just Vertical, it all started with some tacos. A couple of years, a strong team, and a set of roadblocks later enters AVEA, a hydroponic gardening system that allows you to grow large indoor plants. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”black”][vc_column_text]This Toronto startup is dedicated to normalizing independent food growing […]

Where to Eat: ORETTA Restaurant’s New Lunch Menu


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black”][vc_column_text]Location: 633 King St W, Toronto, ON  Must Try: With the curated lunch menu costing only $20, try EVERYTHING. Libations: L’Estate Negroni Where to Sit: If you’re in the mood for sunlight, the seating near the large bay windows is ideal. Intimate lounge seating is also available for a quiet break from the hustle […]

Culinary Pioneer Albert Adrià on Business, Family and Creativity


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Renowned Spanish chef Albert Adrià—younger brother to Ferran—was the head pastry chef at elBulli and for many years the director of the 3-star Michelin restaurant’s workshop, El Bullitaller. These days, his elBarri restaurant group is involved in New York’s Mercado Little Spain and runs seven critically-acclaimed restaurants in Barcelona, Ibiza and London. This March, the […]

Michelin Chef Christophe Dufau speaks on culture, how to create a great dining experience

Christophe Dufau

Two Michelin star chef Christophe Dufau, of Les Bacchanales, shares his secrets to creating a memorable dining experience. Written by Noah Goad Dufau has a distinguished career. The Michelin-star chef is known around the globe, having appeared on international television shows, participated in food festivals, and hosted master classes worldwide. In October of 2000, Dufau was […]