• Mother’s Day!

    This coming Sunday May 11 is Mother’s Day and like everything else in the world these days, it’s hard to know how to celebrate any occasion during a pandemic. Normally I would plan to have my Mom come over for lunch but since I work with the public, an… Read more »

  • Where do we go from here?

    The Red Apron is one of the fortunate few small businesss that are fully open Our industry has been hit incredibly hard by this pandemic, which is now in it’s 7th week of lockdown. The results of a recent Restaurants Canada survey are in, and the findi… Read more »

  • Cooking During Isolation

    One thing I have observed about this difficult time, is that those who are staying at home are turning to activities that we can’t normally find time to do, like cleaning, gardening, and cooking. My guess is that you will see many more people planting… Read more »

  • Feels Like Spring

    The weather is warming, the tulip, crocus and daffodil buds are pushing their heads out of the soil, and it rains almost every day, so it must be spring! It was hard to notice that it came on March 19th, because it was just a few days after we went int… Read more »

  • Looking for the good…in hard times

    We could all use a little good news and it’s out there, you just have to dig for it. In our own little world, we will have managed (by Thursday this week) to donate 1000 dinners to our community to help those in need through our partnership with Parkda… Read more »

  • A little Kindness goes a long way

    I will be honest with you, my friends. Operating a business during this time is like tip toeing through a minefield. The landscape changes daily, as to human emotions. The vast majority of us that believe that if we can continue to be kind, patient, an… Read more »

  • Superheroes in our Community!

    We are all struggling to manage our lives knowing that every morning we wake upon our reality might be different than it was the day before. As I write this it is Monday March 23, we have completed a full week of ‘Social Distancing’ and it impacts ever… Read more »

  • Batten Down the Hatches

    This 19th century nautical term was used to tell the crew to get ready for a big storm. For some reason, it seems like a good term to use right now for what’s going on in the world.  For most of us, we have never lived through anything like this and it… Read more »

  • Cooking with Friends & Family

    One of the things I love to do is cook with my family & friends. As a chef, it’s an opportunity to pass on knowledge to others in a fun way that gets them engaged. When preparing a big meal for a group it’s also a way to lighten the load by enlisti… Read more »

  • Real Food, What to Eat & Why

    At the Red Apron, our values and guiding principles are both simple and complex. We believe that the ingredient is the key. Nutritional labels tell you what you are eating in the form of calories, fats, proteins, and carbs, but tells you nothing about… Read more »