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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.

Get to Know Local Star Chef Nick McGregor

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, Ontar...
07/29/2014 04:33 EDT
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Get to Know "Boy Wonder" Chef Luke Hayes-Alexander

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 15 he was executive chef of his own restaurant, Luke's Gastronomy in Kingston, ON.
06/27/2014 06:25 EDT
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Get to Know Calgary Foodie Dan Clapson

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 subscription box delivered by We got the inside scoop on his favourite eats (in recent memory) and must-visit spots for Canadian foodies.
04/02/2014 02:27 EDT
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Get to Know Chef Eric Wood at The Beverley

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 trotting. Eric curates the March edition of the CHEF'S BOX.
03/06/2014 05:34 EST
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Get to Know Chef Rory White at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club

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 patrons of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and this month he is curating the January edition of the Chef's Box.
01/14/2014 12:13 EST
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Get to Know Chef Mark McEwan

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 loca...
11/01/2013 02:13 EDT

Get to Know Chef Patrick Turcot

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,...
10/22/2013 11:55 EDT

A Foodie You Should Know: John Szabo

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. Here John Szabo tells us about his hidden talents, favourite food and essential kitchen tools.
10/09/2013 11:38 EDT

A Foodie You Should Know: Whitney Rose

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 her perfect food day.
10/08/2013 05:51 EDT
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A Foodie You Should Know: Devin Cuddy

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. Here Devin tells us about the state of his kitchen, best meals for an up-and-coming artist and most romantic thing he's ever done for a girl.
09/05/2013 05:37 EDT
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Get to Know Chef Michael Noble

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.
09/04/2013 05:47 EDT

Get to Know Chef David Hawksworth

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 Euro...
08/01/2013 01:05 EDT
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This Chef Does it All - Yachts, Safaris & Québec Cuisine

Chef Sébastien Houle spent several years as head chef on some of the world's largest yachts. In 2005 he returned to Québec and opened Restaurant sEb l'artisan culinaire. His inventive cuisine is inspired by his many voyages throughout the world, while using the very best local products in the Laurentians and throughout Québec.
07/24/2013 12:21 EDT

BBQ Guru Ted Reader Gets Grilled

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.
05/31/2013 12:10 EDT
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Trish Magwood's Picks for a Perfect Mother's Day

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 Magwood.
05/09/2013 12:42 EDT

Tips for Spring Eating From Top Chefs

Sustainable seasonal and regional cuisine is the focus, and this Ottawa restaurant's gardens provide the kitchen with the freshest of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. I recently nabbed a few moments of top chef Charlie Part's time to learn more about how he got started and what drives his pursuit of local excellence.
05/09/2013 12:24 EDT

How To Get Canada's Top Chefs To Cook For You

Subscription e-commerce usually charges customers a monthly fee, but most of these subscription services don't ship to Canada, and especially not in the food niche.'s team launched its own online marketplace for small, independent Canadian foodmakers last summer offering subscription.. but with a tasty twist.
04/09/2013 12:34 EDT

What Chef Lora Kirk Loves to Eat

Since 2010, Chef Kirk has wowed Toronto with her culinary talents as Chef at Ruby Watchco. Chef Lora Kirk from talks to us about her favourite ingredients, why she prefers supporting local food producers and her perfect food day.
03/12/2013 12:08 EDT

At Home on PEI with Chef Domenic Serio

Chef Domenic Serio's love and passion for food began at a very young age, largely attributed to his grandmother who showed him how to cook simple food from her region in Italy. The Executive Chef at the Inn at Bay Fortune on PEI, talks to us about his passions and his perfect food day on PEI.
01/28/2013 12:16 EST