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Generic photo of server. (Pixabay)

Restaurant pays out Kelowna woman $25K in workplace sexual harassment case

The harassment was not reported to the owners of Bouchons Bistro while it was happening

 

Karen’s Diner is famous for its bad service and great food. (Courtesy of Karen’s Diner)

Diner to bring terrible service to Victoria

Karen’s Diner will be making its way to B.C.’s capital this spring

  • Jan 21, 2023

 

One Victoria chef – who didn’t want their name or restaurant named because “the industry here is small and repercussions could be huge” – wrote me about the real-life consequences stemming from a lack of experienced cooks and chefs. (Pexels photo)

‘We can kill people’: Victoria chef says staff shortages can have deadly consequences

Chef also details how Victoria restaurants are ‘poaching’ from each other

 

Agrius Restaurant is closing down. (Facebook/Agrius)
Agrius Restaurant is closing down. (Facebook/Agrius)
A sign at the Victoria Original Joe’s location on McKenzie Avenue. (Chris Campbell photo)
A sign at the Victoria Original Joe’s location on McKenzie Avenue. (Chris Campbell photo)
Food is packaged into a polystyrene foam box in Honolulu in a Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo. Restaurants have been going through months of trial and error in preparation for the phase-in of a federal plastics ban that will eventually aim to remove many single-use plastics, such as takeout containers, from the market altogether. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Audrey McAvoy

Restaurants debut new takeout ware amid phase-in of single-use plastics ban

Recyclable fibre lids, bamboo cutlery and paper straws among alternatives being tested out

Food is packaged into a polystyrene foam box in Honolulu in a Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo. Restaurants have been going through months of trial and error in preparation for the phase-in of a federal plastics ban that will eventually aim to remove many single-use plastics, such as takeout containers, from the market altogether. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Audrey McAvoy
St. Lawrence chef J-C Poirier is seen in an undated handout photo. The Vancouver-based chef, restaurateur and author is implementing a series of changes intended to improve the conditions of employment at his restaurant in the New Year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Carlo Ricci

Pre-paying for meals and shorter work week among changes in restaurant rebirth scene

Pent-up demand appears to be fuelling a hearty appetite for restaurant dining this holiday season

St. Lawrence chef J-C Poirier is seen in an undated handout photo. The Vancouver-based chef, restaurateur and author is implementing a series of changes intended to improve the conditions of employment at his restaurant in the New Year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Carlo Ricci
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)
A food delivery person wears a face mask as they walk away from a downtown Vancouver restaurant with a pick-up on Dec. 3, 2020. The B.C. government is aiming to cap food delivery fees in the province permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

B.C. plans to make cap on food delivery fees permanent

Cap would limit delivery companies from charging restaurants more than 20%

A food delivery person wears a face mask as they walk away from a downtown Vancouver restaurant with a pick-up on Dec. 3, 2020. The B.C. government is aiming to cap food delivery fees in the province permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
A server brings food to a table as people dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Tipping fatigue is hitting consumers as requests for gratuities increase and spread to new businesses amid the rise of automated payment machines and preset tip suggestions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A server brings food to a table as people dine at a restaurant in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Tipping fatigue is hitting consumers as requests for gratuities increase and spread to new businesses amid the rise of automated payment machines and preset tip suggestions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A redevelopment proposal submitted to the District of Central Saanich suggests a combination of residential and retail units to take over the Sassy’s Restaurant site. (Credit: Finlayson Bonet Architecture)

Fresh redevelopment plans submitted for Central Saanich’s Sassy’s Restaurant site

Apartments, short-term rentals, restaurants and retail space could be coming

A redevelopment proposal submitted to the District of Central Saanich suggests a combination of residential and retail units to take over the Sassy’s Restaurant site. (Credit: Finlayson Bonet Architecture)
Long-time employees of Sassy’s Restaurant (from left) Rich Nelson (30 years), Chrissy Olsen (25 years) and Barry McGarvy join owner Cory Porter outside the restaurant as it prepares to closes its doors on Sunday (Aug.21) (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Long-time family restaurant to close its doors in Central Saanich

Cory Porter opened Sassy’s 43 years ago as a Smitty’s, before rebranding

Long-time employees of Sassy’s Restaurant (from left) Rich Nelson (30 years), Chrissy Olsen (25 years) and Barry McGarvy join owner Cory Porter outside the restaurant as it prepares to closes its doors on Sunday (Aug.21) (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
James Martyn, vice-president of human resources for The Canadian Brewhouse, welcomes bowlers and diners to their new sports-themed restaurant, opening June 13 in Uptown. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Bowling, batting and brews: New Saanich eatery set to open in Uptown

The Canadian Brewhouse and Grill will blend recreation, dining experiences

James Martyn, vice-president of human resources for The Canadian Brewhouse, welcomes bowlers and diners to their new sports-themed restaurant, opening June 13 in Uptown. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for the vehicle and driver that destroyed a wooden patio in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter early Wednesday, June 8. (Photo courtesy the Breakfast Nook)

Street-side patio destroyed at Breakfast Nook restaurant in Nanaimo

Debris field, but little evidence left behind after vehicle crashed through wooden patio

Police in Nanaimo are looking for the vehicle and driver that destroyed a wooden patio in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter early Wednesday, June 8. (Photo courtesy the Breakfast Nook)
Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)

New business partners breathe new life into Vancouver Island’s most remote pub

Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant in Holberg is edge of civilization for wilderness adventurers

Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)
A server sets up the outside patio for Frankie’s Modern Diner in this file photo. The Picnics and Patios campaign is returning for the month of June in Greater Victoria to help encourage residents to shop and eat local for a chance to win a free meal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Picnics and Patio campaign returning to Greater Victoria

Diners will have a chance to get a free meal out in the sun

A server sets up the outside patio for Frankie’s Modern Diner in this file photo. The Picnics and Patios campaign is returning for the month of June in Greater Victoria to help encourage residents to shop and eat local for a chance to win a free meal. (Black Press Media file photo)
BellaBot joined the Smitty’s in Kelowna May 2022 to help staff in seating patrons and shuttling plates (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

VIDEO: The future is now: B.C. restaurant employs robot server to boost business

BellaBot likes scratches behind the ears, singing Happy Birthday, and helping out wait staff

  • May 12, 2022
BellaBot joined the Smitty’s in Kelowna May 2022 to help staff in seating patrons and shuttling plates (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Vancouver seafood menus are shifting as climate change impacts ocean temperatures, a new UBC study has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jumbo flying squid landing on menus as climate shifts seafood supply: UBC study

Researchers say warming sea temperatures are impacting what we eat

Vancouver seafood menus are shifting as climate change impacts ocean temperatures, a new UBC study has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jasmine Family Restaurant owner Judy Wong said the restaurant is closing its doors in March after more than 20 years on the West Shore. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘A lot of sadness’: Jasmine Family Restaurant closing its doors in Colwood

After more than 20 years, local staple to close in March to make way for new development

Jasmine Family Restaurant owner Judy Wong said the restaurant is closing its doors in March after more than 20 years on the West Shore. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Nana Sushi owner Agnes Kim, whose restaurant was robbed and staff threatened and left traumatized Monday, says crime and social disorder are worsening in downtown Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Downtown Nanaimo sushi restaurant owner traumatized by daytime robbery

Nana Sushi restaurant suffering impacts of deteriorating social issues on Victoria Crescent

Nana Sushi owner Agnes Kim, whose restaurant was robbed and staff threatened and left traumatized Monday, says crime and social disorder are worsening in downtown Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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