In it to win it

Top Chef Canada Winding Down

And then there were three. Season 5 of Top Chef Canada, the all-star edition, is winding down.

Still standing are Chefs, Dustin, Nicole and Trevor. Chef Dennis got the boot last Sunday.

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Mealshare Aims to End Youth Hunger

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Kids going hungry is a worldwide issue: in fact, one in four children are malnourished.

It’s horrifying enough that youth hunger occurs in places like Mali, Africa. But the fact that kids are going hungry in affluent countries like Canada and the U.S. is just insane.

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Top Gear

Top Chefs Sport Medium Rare Gear on All-star Season 5

Way back in September 2016 an email landed in our general inbox that had us pretty pumped.

It was a producer for Top Chef Canada asking if we’d be interested in outfitting the “cheftestants” for Season 5. A few emails and a confidentially agreement or two later and we were off to the races.

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Killer Camo

Hunting For A New Look?

We pride ourselves in designing and making authentic gear to outfit people who cook.

So, when we decided to introduce camouflage-patterned pieces to our line, we went with Realtree®, the brand hunters depend on in the field. We’re introducing two new aprons at the HPB Expo in Atlanta, March 2 - 4, both licensing the Realtree Xtra® camouflage pattern printed on a durable, cotton twill fabric.

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Big Green Win

MRCA Sponsored Team Takes BBQ Crown

@BigGreenEgg  @BigGreenCraig

Big Green Craig (AKA Craig Tabor) and his crew took their second People's Choice Award at EGGtoberfest 2016, a massive barbecue event staged at Stone Mountain Park outside of Atlanta last Saturday (Oct 8).

Despite the best efforts of Hurricane Matthew, which was hammering the US East coast after devastating Haiti and pounding Florida, the event went off without a hitch.

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Getting Torched

Get Torched At Beakerhead

Collaborative dinners and pop-ups are everywhere, but chances are good this is the first one that’s ever been staged at snow and skateboarding lab.

Torched’ is part of Beakerhead, an annual smashup of science, art and engineering that takes over Calgary for a week each September. This year’s edition, with events across the city, runs Sept. 14 – 18.

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Rockin' It

Heading Down The Road

Chef Shaun Edmonstone will be making the trek from rural Grey County north of Toronto to Newfoundland & Labrador this fall to represent at the province’s annual Roots, Rants & Roar food and culture fest.

Running Sept. 16 and 17th in Elliston, NL, the event draws together local talent and local product, with some ‘come-from-aways’ tossed into the mix because… why not?

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Big Green Cult

Joining The Cult Of The Big Green Egg

Cults can be good or bad. Someone passes you a glass of cyanide-laced Kool-Aid in the Guyanese jungle so you can commit ‘revolutionary suicide’? Bad.

A burly, bearded dude smelling strongly of mesquite offers you a sample of tasty barbecue smoked to mouth-watering perfection on a Big Green Egg? Allllllll good.

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Common Good

New Linen Service To Give Homeless A Hand Up

Getting your restaurant linens cleaned can be a hassle, not to mention expensive. Asking your staff to get in on the action has its own challenges. Chef’s “pinks” anyone?

In MRCA’s hometown, two local entrepreneurs with an eye for giving back to their community have decided there has to be a better way. They’re launching a linen service without any smoke and mirrors or long, painful contracts.

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Toronto The Great

Toronto Gets Its Food Game On

Back in the day, YYZ’s nickname “Toronto the Good” spoke more to the conduct of its citizens than the quality of its restaurants.

That’s changed, and over the last 25 years or so Toronto has evolved a vibrant food culture that befits its ranking as the fourth most populous city in North America (after Mexico City, NYC and LA). Hey, all those people gotta eat!

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