Quote of the Month:
“Good Cooks Never Lack Friends.” – Old Adage
Month in Review:
+ On July 15, Canada’s Smartest Kitchen was pleased to welcome the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry to the Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College, for a press conference to release their report “Made in Canada – Growing Canada’s value-added food sector”. The report makes nine recommendations, summarizing “Canada should expand the valued-added food sector by improving regulations to allow for the expansion of international trade of processed food products, investing in innovation, and reducing the barriers to growth inside its borders”. Read the report and find further resources on the committee’s recommendations here.
+ This month, we also welcomed the CSK – TAC Advisory Board to our facility for our annual summer meeting, with board members traveling from across the country. We are proud to be a part of the Tech-Access Canada community, as one of 47 Technology Access Centres across Canada, “that serve the research and innovation needs of a specific regional economic cluster.” We look forward to our next AGM in Winter 2020; for more information on TAC members, check out MeetTheTACS.ca
+ The Lobster Council of Canada stopped by CSK during their summer board meeting in Charlottetown, for a great Canadian lobster lunch as well as a tour of our facilities. The council “works to enhance the value of the Canadian Lobster Sector in a sustainable manner” through advocacy, promoting market access, and sustainability certification.
+ The UPEI SHAD 2019 program participants visited CSK again this summer, to take part in an interactive sensory session and tour of Canada’s Smartest Kitchen and the Culinary Institute of Canada. SHAD is a “STEAM-based summer program and network of empowered change makers” that brings together engaged high school students at campuses across the country, empowering them to make the world a better place.
+ CSK has been approved again this year for the provincial Community Food Security Program, funded through the PEI Department of Agriculture & Land as well as the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Agreement. The funding will support continuing efforts of our Sprout Food Education Community, including work on student nutrition educational projects and further developing connections with other Island community partners.
CSK Service Highlight: CORPORATE CHEF SERVICES
+ Canada’s Smartest Kitchen continues to host a number of groups and organizations for culinary events, as well as planning individualized client experiences that showcase the amazing talents of our professional chef staff. Whether in house or off site, we are pleased to highlight the innovative products that have been developed through CSK with the community, as well as share the bountiful local food and beverage options from the Island.
+ Corporate Chef Services, including events, trade shows, and corporate sales, can help communicate the value of quality products. Prepared by our expert chefs with combined decades of experience, this is just one of the many professional services offered by the Canada’s Smartest Kitchen team: We Know Food.
+ Highlighted in numerous publications and news stories recently, the increase in availability and popularity of plant-based proteins and meat-alternatives is only projected to continue. A recent report released by Swiss investment firm UBS “projects growth to rise from $4.6 billion in 2018 to $85 billion in 2030. This could be a conservative estimate if innovation and consumer awareness drive more consumption.” (Read more at the source: Food Dive: Dive Brief, July 22 2019 and Markets Insider: July 19 2019)