Volunteers Paige Holms (left), Demi Koutougos and Steph Kosmas pack orders at Greek Fest 2020. Greek Fest is back this weekend, running from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 4 to 7. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Opa! First weekend of Greek Fest 2020 kicks off in Saanich

Lamb, loukoumades, mountains of Greek salad handed out at drive-thru

Volunteers Paige Holms (left), Demi Koutougos and Steph Kosmas pack orders at Greek Fest 2020. Greek Fest is back this weekend, running from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 4 to 7. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Cedar-grilled corn and red onion salsa is seen in this April 6, 2010 photo. Health authorities are warning consumers in Central and Western to avoid eating red onions imported from the U.S. that have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Larry Crowe

Onions may be in short supply as U.S. grower expands recall: expert

Agency says there are 120 confirmed cases in Canada, including 56 in Alberta, 43 in British Columbia

Cedar-grilled corn and red onion salsa is seen in this April 6, 2010 photo. Health authorities are warning consumers in Central and Western to avoid eating red onions imported from the U.S. that have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Larry Crowe
Food truck food will soon be coming to Sooke parks. (Pixabay)

Food truck pilot project begins in Sooke parks

Several operators have been pushing the district to cut the red tape surrounding food trucks

Food truck food will soon be coming to Sooke parks. (Pixabay)
An iconic water taxi approaches Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf (Jennifer Blyth/Black Press Media)

Victoria: A place where you can water-taxi to watering holes

A guide to a few sea-side favourites as water taxis gradually resume service

  • Jun 5, 2020
An iconic water taxi approaches Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf (Jennifer Blyth/Black Press Media)
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)
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)
The Honeycomb app allows people with dietary restrictions or allergies to order food safely. (Unsplash)

New app opens door to food orders for people with dietary restrictions, allergies

Honeycomb offers curated list of restaurants that cater to special diets

The Honeycomb app allows people with dietary restrictions or allergies to order food safely. (Unsplash)
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)
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
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
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
Kayla Siefred from the Compost Education Centre talks about the benefits of preserving food amid COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)

Food preservation also a fun family activity amid COVID-19

Alternative methods could lengthen the life of your produce

  • Mar 23, 2020
Kayla Siefred from the Compost Education Centre talks about the benefits of preserving food amid COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)
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
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