Erin Maynes
Erin Maynes is the Founder of After graduating from Queen's School of Business, Erin spent the next five years at Cara Operations, working in brand marketing and research. While learning about the food business, looking at trends in the restaurant industry and developing strategies and tactics to drive business growth, Erin began to realize that the culinary world is one of the most fast-paced and exciting industries in the world. Her entrepreneurial mindset and desire to create something of unique value in that space led her to the business challenges of independent food producers across Canada. Erin is passionate about good food, wants to drive demand for better food and help supply it to Canadians. You can follow her on twitter at @FoodiePages or visit to discover and buy artisan food directly from the best foodmakers across Canada.

Entries by Erin Maynes

Get to Know Local Star Chef Nick McGregor

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM


Nick McGregor found his passion for cooking on the West Coast where localism and product sustainability are king. Now, you can get a taste of his West Coast flare at Sisi Trattoria in Thornbury, Ontario where he is currently head chef.

Nick is...

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Get to Know "Boy Wonder" Chef Luke Hayes-Alexander

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 4:17 PM


Luke Hayes-Alexander has been dubbed the "boy-wonder" of the culinary world, and, while this title might be cheesy, it's hard to describe Luke any other way. At age 11, Luke devoted himself to cooking so intensely that by age...

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Get to Know Calgary Foodie Dan Clapson

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 2:27 PM


Dan Clapson is one of Calgary's top foodies -- eating his way across the city and rubbing elbows with some of the most exciting up-and-coming chefs. Dan curates the April edition of the CHEF'S BOX -- a monthly food...

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Get to Know Chef Eric Wood at The Beverley

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 1:14 PM


Eric Wood -- the chef at the helm of the super hot Beverley Hotel -- is a very likeable guy. There really isn't a more accurate way to describe this dynamic chef who is putting down roots in Toronto after years of globe...

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Get to Know Chef Rory White at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 11:13 AM


The youngest contestant from season three of Top Chef Canada, Rory has a passion for butchery and charcuterie (and loves nothing more than to escape from the city to hunt, fish and forage for Canadian delicacies). Currently Rory wows the...

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Get to Know Chef Mark McEwan

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 2:13 PM


Chef Mark McEwan curates the November edition of the Chef's Box -- a monthly artisan food subscription from Below he shares his latest travels, top five recent meals and favourite local eats in Toronto!

Name: Mark McEwan

Signature dish:...

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Get to Know Chef Patrick Turcot

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 11:55 AM


Patrick Turcot, Executive Chef at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, uses the endless supply of regional ingredients from the Charlevoix region as his culinary inspiration. He works to deconstruct recipes, reinventing them with the products presenting the freshness and most intense flavours.

Chef Turcot curates...

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A Foodie You Should Know: Ivy Knight

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 2:36 PM


Ivy Knight knows where to eat, drink and party in Toronto. She sat down with me to dish on the best spots the city has to offer.

Favourite Restaurant for a Celebration
Valdez is a fun spot. It has a really...

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A Foodie You Should Know: John Szabo

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 11:38 AM


John Szabo was the first Canadian to add the "Master Sommelier" credential to his name and is one of 188 master sommeliers currently sipping wine worldwide. Over the past dozen years of judging at the National Wines Awards of Canada, and countless other tastings...

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A Foodie You Should Know: Whitney Rose

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 5:08 PM


Since storming onto the Toronto singer-songwriter scene in 2011, Whitney Rose has endeared herself to just about everyone with her songwriting, authentic country voice and throwback style influenced by Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells.

Here Whitney tells us about her travels across Canada and...

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A Foodie You Should Know: Devin Cuddy

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 4:44 PM


Toronto's Devin Cuddy (yes, son of Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy) is carving his own niche. His unique style effortlessly marries New Orleans Blues and Country Music with a distinctive element of Canadiana. Forget Songza's curated song picks for making dinner,...

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Get to Know Chef Michael Noble

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 5:47 PM


Internationally inspired, classically trained, Chef Michael Noble is passionate about food! As the chef and proprietor at Calgary's NOtaBLE ~ The Restaurant, you can taste this love and enthusiasm for food in every bite.

Chef Noble curates the latest CHEF'S BOX food...

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Get to Know Chef David Hawksworth

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 1:05 PM


David Hawksworth is one of Canada's leading culinary talents. At Hawksworth Restaurant he has created the ideal setting to deliver compelling contemporary Canadian cuisine, a demonstration of his European-trained technical ability, deep appreciation for local ingredients and an absolute insistence on only the very...

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This Chef Does it All - Yachts, Safaris & Québec Cuisine

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 12:21 PM

Chef Sébastien Houle spent several years as head chef on some of the world's largest yachts, including Tatoosh, the 303-foot private yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. In 2005 he returned to Québec and opened Restaurant sEb l'artisan culinaire. His inventive cuisine is inspired by his many...

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BBQ Guru Ted Reader Gets Grilled

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 10:51 AM

Famous Canadian chef and author of over 12 cookbooks, Ted Reader, shares his ideal Father's Day meal (that he cooks!), his favourite things to do with his children, and memories of his father.


What is your ideal Father's Day meal?


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Trish Magwood's Picks for a Perfect Mother's Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 12:41 PM


With Mother's Day just around the corner, I've been thinking of who is an exemplary mom that exudes love of food in Canada. And while several names came to mind, there are few Canadian food gurus that have the credentials of Trish...

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Tips for Spring Eating From Top Chefs

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 12:24 PM


Ottawa has gone from snow and sleet to heat almost overnight. It's the perfect weather for outdoor dining and high on the list for a hot summer evening in the National Capital Region is the beautiful screened porch at Restaurant Les Fougères in Chelsea....

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How You Can Get Canada's Top Chefs to Cook For You

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 12:39 PM


Our parents and grandparents subscribed to magazines, and the book of the month club. While many of these have died or struggled, the last couple of years have seen the birth of a new genre called subscription e-commerce, or subcom for short.

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What Chef Lora Kirk Loves to Eat

(2) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 12:57 PM


Chef Lora Kirk from Toronto's Ruby Watchco talks to us about her favourite ingredients, why she prefers supporting local food producers and her perfect food day. Discover Lora's favourite local foods and recipes in her bacon-themed Chef's Box.

Chef Kirk...

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At Home on PEI with Chef Domenic Serio

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 11:45 AM

Domenic Serio, Executive Chef at the Inn at Bay Fortune on PEI, talks to us about his passions and his perfect food day on PEI. Discover the flavours of Atlantic Canada in Domenic's Chef's Box.


Born and raised in...

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