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
Abbotsford’s Klassic Catering battles pandemic with meals

Abbotsford’s Klassic Catering battles pandemic with meals

Owner Cheryl Klassen gave away hundreds of meals to frontline workers, meals now available to public

Abbotsford’s Klassic Catering battles pandemic with meals
(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)
Abbotsford establishments Patna Sweets & Restaurant, Royal India Restaurant & Catering and Cedar Park Chaat House served over 6,000 free lunches this month, and expect to do more in May. (Submitted)

Abbotsford restaurants’ free lunch program continuing and expanding

Patna Sweets & Restaurant, Royal India Restaurant & Catering and Cedar Park Chaat House step up service

Abbotsford establishments Patna Sweets & Restaurant, Royal India Restaurant & Catering and Cedar Park Chaat House served over 6,000 free lunches this month, and expect to do more in May. (Submitted)
(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)
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
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
The IHOP in Abbotsford will not be re-opening when dine in restaurants return after the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted)

Abbotsford IHOP location permanently closed

COVID-19 pandemic sped up original plans, new local location a possibility

The IHOP in Abbotsford will not be re-opening when dine in restaurants return after the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted)
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
Ann Marie’s Cafe in Abbotsford is giving customers the chance to buy meals for healthcare workers.

Abbotsford’s Ann Marie’s Cafe allowing customers to buy meals for frontline workers

Takeout food available to buy specifically for local healthcare workers battling COVID-19 pandemic

Ann Marie’s Cafe in Abbotsford is giving customers the chance to buy meals for healthcare workers.
Fresh and Green

Fresh and Green

Recipes for renewal from Chef Heidi Fink

  • Mar 25, 2020
Fresh and Green
The Abbotsford and Aldergrove locations of Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill are offering a free tiffin service today (March 24) from 3 to 5 p.m.

Abbotsford restaurant offering free tiffin service today

Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill’s Abbotsford & Aldergrove locations running service on March 24 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Abbotsford and Aldergrove locations of Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill are offering a free tiffin service today (March 24) from 3 to 5 p.m.
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
Supplement King arrives in Abbotsford later this month.

Supplement King arriving in Abbotsford

New supplement store opening in Abbotsford later this month

Supplement King arrives in Abbotsford later this month.
The brand new Brgr Brgr restaurant has been attracting attention in downtown Abbotsford.

Brgr Brgr arrives in downtown Abbotsford

Restaurant specializing in burgers and beers gaining early popularity

The brand new Brgr Brgr restaurant has been attracting attention in downtown Abbotsford.