On March 16, 2020 the Tofitian closed its doors until further notice due to COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley/Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News)

COVID-19: B.C. restaurants can host dine-in guests again, but what will that look like?

As B.C.’s COVID-19 reopening plan enters Phase Two on Tuesday, restaurants have some challenges ahead

On March 16, 2020 the Tofitian closed its doors until further notice due to COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley/Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News)
Desert sample from Toque Catering

When long-time chef Nicholas Waters first started Toque Catering in 2013, he never expected it to take off

From a staff of five to almost 30, the Metchosin resident’s talent in the kitchen is evident

  • May 8, 2020
Desert sample from Toque Catering
(The Canadian Press)

New apps emerge amid COVID-19 to tackle gripes with popular delivery services

Instead of relying on Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes or DoorDash, restaurants are turning to new options

(The Canadian Press)
(Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)

Workers at two more Lower Mainland poultry facilities test positive for COVID-19

Yarrow’s Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry and Port Coquitlam’s Sofina Foods have new cases

(Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)
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ON COOKING: Real garlic and lemon imperative to Greek cooking

Authentic taste doesn’t come from a bottle, insists Chef Dez

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Cargill announced a temporary shut down of its beef plant near High River where officials in the area are dealing with over 400 cases of COVID-19 linked to the plant, including the death of a worker, in High River, Alta., Thursday, April 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Death is so real:’ Immigrant group says meat workers afraid after plant closure

Cargill shut down its plant just north of High River, Alta., earlier this week after an outbreak of COVID-19

Cargill announced a temporary shut down of its beef plant near High River where officials in the area are dealing with over 400 cases of COVID-19 linked to the plant, including the death of a worker, in High River, Alta., Thursday, April 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘So much more than feeding kids’ for Langley school lunch program

‘So much more than feeding kids’ for Langley school lunch program

Response from recipient families has been ‘positive,’ principal says

  • Apr 25, 2020
‘So much more than feeding kids’ for Langley school lunch program
Volunteers, including Joyce, with Langley Meals on Wheels delivered tulips with the Wednesday meals to their clients, thanks to an anonymous local donor. (Shannon Woykin/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Anonymous donor brightens day of Langley seniors with tulips

Meals On Wheels took the blooms to its clients Wednesday

Volunteers, including Joyce, with Langley Meals on Wheels delivered tulips with the Wednesday meals to their clients, thanks to an anonymous local donor. (Shannon Woykin/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
United Poultry Ltd. in Vancouver. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at chicken processing plant as 28 workers test positive

Vancouver Health Authority has declared an outbreak at the facility

United Poultry Ltd. in Vancouver. (Google Maps)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘A difficult decision:’ Alberta meat-packing plant pausing production after COVID-19 outbreak

Cargill’s High River plant, which employs about 2,000 workers, has 360 cases of the novel coronavirus

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE – In this May 22, 2017, photo, cans of Campbell’s soup are displayed at a supermarket in Englewood, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Plants ‘operating 24/7’ to meet consumer demand for food amid COVID-19

Kraft Heinz Canada reported an 80% increase in demand for its Kraft Dinner product last month compared to March 2019

FILE – In this May 22, 2017, photo, cans of Campbell’s soup are displayed at a supermarket in Englewood, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
COVID-19 pushes Canadian food industry to tipping point: Federation of Agriculture

COVID-19 pushes Canadian food industry to tipping point: Federation of Agriculture

CFA today urged government to establish emergency fund to help farmers overcome mounting costs

COVID-19 pushes Canadian food industry to tipping point: Federation of Agriculture
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Tips from Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese owner Brad Boisvert

  • Apr 3, 2020
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate
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ON COOKING IN LANGLEY: Perfecting gravy for Easter dinner

The size of the party may be small, but the meal can still be scrumptious

  • Mar 31, 2020
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Fresh and Green

Fresh and Green

Recipes for renewal from Chef Heidi Fink

  • Mar 25, 2020
Fresh and Green
Fraiche Living’s Tori Wesszer inspires

Fraiche Living’s Tori Wesszer inspires

Influencer and cookbook author connects with followers

  • Mar 23, 2020
Fraiche Living’s Tori Wesszer inspires
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Greater Food Truck Festival will drive over to Willowbrook May 8 and 9, and Langley City June 20. (Langley Advance Times files)

Food truck festival announces two stops in Langley

Willowbrook Mall will host more than 20 trucks May 8 and 9 and Langley City hosts on June 20

The Greater Food Truck Festival will drive over to Willowbrook May 8 and 9, and Langley City June 20. (Langley Advance Times files)
Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell

Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell

Menu at Balanced Meal Prep varies from week to week

  • Feb 7, 2020
Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell
Dad Takashi Kagami and his children Takaharu, right, and Mayuki, left, were among those getting breakfast at Willoughby Elementary on Friday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Family breakfast draws hundreds to Willoughby Elementary

Hakam’s Independent Grocer provided food for hundreds of kids and parents Friday

Dad Takashi Kagami and his children Takaharu, right, and Mayuki, left, were among those getting breakfast at Willoughby Elementary on Friday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)