What a fun way to start the day. Here’s the video from my early morning appearance on CTV Morning Live Calgary with Courtney Ketchen where I got to talk about Alberta Food Tours’ new season and share an easy recipe for a truly Alberta Salad. Why use ingredients that travel from afar when we’ve got incredible produce, organic canola, mustard and honey right here?
The four experiences Alberta Food Tours offers in Calgary are: Craving Kensington, our newly designated Canadian Signature Experience – Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks, Savour 17 Ave SW and Sunday Brunch and a tour of the Calgary Farmers’ Market.
In Banff, there’s Eat the Castle at the Fairmont Banff Springs, in Canmore you can join us for the Canmore Tasting Trail and in Edmonton we have two tours, Downtown Delights and Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries.
Our hashtag is #EatAlbertaFirst because choosing and eating Alberta ingredients first really makes a difference to the food businesses and farmers we love to support. If you haven’t experiences a food tour yet, what are you waiting for? Come on out and eat, engage and explore with my company and the 19 guides we employ. (Pro tip: this is also a great Mother’s and Father’s Day gift!)
Wayne Sheridan, owner of Situation Brewing – photo credit – Karen Anderson
By the end of 2017 Alberta will have close to 60 microbreweries. That’s a cool thing (no. 51 on this blog) because in 2013 there were only 14. Here’s a little background on why local kegs are increasingly what’s on tap at your favourite watering hole. Continue reading
I don’t normally talk about my business much on this blog but I’m going to now because it’s a huge part of my creative life and it’s about to get a whole lot bigger.
I founded Calgary Food Tours 10 years ago this month and I’ve intentionally grown my business very slowly for two reasons. I’m a momtrepreneur and needed to take baby steps to match my family’s growth and I think I was a bit ahead of the game when I started. Now my family is grown, Alberta’s food scene is ready to be on the world’s menu and I’m ready to take my business to the next level.
I’ve created a collaborative community of food lovers and food businesses in Calgary through Calgary Food Tours and now I’ve launched a crowd funding campaign so that we can build a broader community and become Alberta Food Tours. We want to offer our maverick brand of food, fun and adventure in Canmore and Edmonton as well. You can watch a short video and read all about our plans and our ATB BoostR campaign here. I’ll provide a little more background about why food tourism is here to stay in the rest of this post. Continue reading