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CHEF REPEATS PERFORMANCE


Jesse MacDonald, executive chef of David’s at Rodd Crowbush, named 2019 Best of Sea Chic Chef of the Year in recent competition Chef Jesse MacDonald is honoured to be named the Best of Sea Chic Chef two years in a row. “I’m pretty excited,” he said. “The competition was a little stiffer this year so it feels good to keep…

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FINDING HER PLACE IN PEI


Chef Ilona Daniel continues to push out of her culinary comfort zone Self-proclaimed food seductress, Culinary Institute of Canada instructor, writer, recipe developer, consultant, social media maven, and champion of PEI’s potatoes, seafood, and all that we grow: Chef Ilona Daniel is the epitome of the expression ‘if you want something done, give it to a busy person’. Celebrity chefs…

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IN THE KITCHEN


A quick Q & A with some of PEI’s best talents In September our Island abounds with phenomenal food events as the PEI Fall Flavours Festival kicks into high gear. Island chefs pair with other chefs from across Canada during this month, but we caught up with some women who are killing it in the kitchen, not just in September,…

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BEST OF SEA WINNERS


Seafood competition names PEI Chef awards Chic Chef of the Year Jesse MacDonald, David’s at Rodd’s Crowbush 1st Runner Up-Chef Jeff Doucette, Mavor’s Restaurant 2nd Runner Up-Chef Irwin MacKinnon, Papa Joe’s Restaurant 3rd Runner Up-Chef Jamie Power, Blue Mussel Café 4th Runner Up-Chef Patrick Young, Dundee Arms   The APPsolute Seafood Starter – Judge’s choice Jesse MacDonald, David’s at Rodd’s…

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Who Will Be Best Of Sea?


Seafood dish competition starts at PEI restaurants PEI is known for its wonderful diversity of seafood, from the ever popular lobster and oysters, to fresh mussels, halibut, eels, and other fish. It’s only fitting that that Island restaurants play host to a month-long competition focussed on these fruits of the sea. This June, 18 restaurants across Prince Edward Island are…

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PEPPER IN MY EYE


Musings of a cranky chef: “What do you expect?” Sometimes as chefs we want someone else to cook for us, you know: shed the apron, ‘iron our shorts’, and transport ourselves to the other side of the swinging door, where food magically appears on tables. But, where to go? When we cook for ourselves we know what we’re getting into.…

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FOOD, FERRIES, AND FUN


Northumberland Ferries aims to create special experiences for its passengers When you live on an island, travel to and fro can be somewhat complicated. For 77 years, Northumberland Ferries (NFL) has continued to steadfastly transport people and products across the Strait. Connecting the east end of the Island with Nova Scotia, NFL moves over 400,000 people every year. NFL wanted…

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FRESH, HOT, AND GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT


Catering to kid’s tastes with a lunch program From school breakfast programs to the provincial government’s Community Food Security and Food Education program introduced last spring, there is a growing recognition of students’ need for healthy, nutritious foods, both at school and at home. The phrase ‘good food’ has become synonymous with this effort to give students a firm foundation…

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Put a Chef in Your Kitchen


Creative Kitchen offers healthy, chef-prepared meals in your home Tracy Bishop of Charlottetown, like many Islanders, is trying to juggle healthy eating with the demands of a busy life. “We have a pretty active life and are on the go a lot,” Bishop said. “Healthy eating is a priority for us, but it was challenging to make that happen and…

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Chef Mitchell Jackson Takes First Place


Claddagh Oyster House chef wins 2017 PEI Potato Chowder Competition at PEI International Shellfish Festival If you think the PEI International Shellfish Festival is about gorging on oysters and mussels, while listening to some of the biggest talents on the East Coast, you wouldn’t be wrong, but you’d only be partially right. The Festival, which celebrated its 22nd anniversary this…

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