Quote of the Month:
“We’re trying to farm in harmony with nature, like our ancestors did, instead of trying to outsmart it.” – Farmer Lee Jones, The Chef’s Garden (Forage PEI 2019 Keynote)
Month in Review:
+ CSK Food Scientist Vicki Leggo and Director Tim McRoberts started the month off by participating in a documentary media filming project on site regarding cannabis research with regional production company, Flower Power Productions
+ Also, early in October, Canada’s Smartest Kitchen acted as host with Holland College’s Applied Research department for staff from ACOA and NSERC for beneficial roundtable discussions on research opportunities and regional collaborations
+ On Wednesday, October 16 we celebrated the 10 Year Anniversary of the grand opening of Canada’s Smartest Kitchen at the Tourism & Culinary Centre in Charlottetown: activities included an online interactive giveaway contest for the community and promotional staff biography blitz, to highlight the amazing team leading CSK into the future!
+ A number of CSK staff attended the 2ndannual Forage PEI food symposium on October 17 & 18, with highlights including keynote speaker Farmer Lee Jones on Day 1 and the roving feast “Day of Country Fire” on Day 2 of programming at The Inn at Bay Fortune
+ At the end of the month, CSK received our new state-of-the-art VEMAG 500 vacuum filler for food product extrusion & deposit, increasing the valuable services we offer to our clients. We are grateful for the support of NSERC for the new equipment!
CSK Service Highlight: FOOD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
+ The road to a shelf-ready product may be winding, but it doesn’t have to be cumbersome. Whether you have just a spark of an idea, a concept that needs further development and validation, or a prototype that’s not quite right, CSK can help turn your idea into a tasty reality. Our team of experts can help you with Product Ideation, Benchtop Formulation, and Product Reformulation. This is just one of the many professional services offered by the Canada’s Smartest Kitchen team: We Know Food.
+ As the year winds down, the industry begins to look ahead to the new frontier of 2020 and food & beverage trends on the horizon: check out the Top 9 Flavour Trends from the StarChefs International Chefs Congress held in New York at the end of October.