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The Busy Locavore is just about ready to open in among the shops and businesses in the Sportsworld Crossing / King Street East area of Kitchener near Highway 401.
A business specializing in take-away foods with an artisanal, local and healthy orientation, the folks behind the concept are Red Seal chef Allison Mitchell, of Jamie Kennedy tutelage and once of Artisanale Restaurant, Guelph, partnership, and Peter Lenardon, a film-maker whose name you might recognize; he created Straight Up: The Issue of Alcohol in Ontario about the system of alcohol retailing in the province.
The menu includes soups and salads, grazing plates (like baba ghanoush and tabbouli), a rice bowl, hot meals (like Asian beef stew), sides, and snacks and beverages.
Mitchell is a graduate of George Brown College’s Culinary Management Program and completed her training with Kennedy. She’s worked on organic farms, taught cooking classes at Conestoga College, started a small authentic farmers’ market, and coordinated a local food box program for the Guelph Community Health Centre. In 2006, Allison developed, co-founded and managed Artisanale, an upscale French Bistro & Café in Guelph that was founded on a philosophy that ingredients should be locally and sustainably sourced.
The Busy Locavore is designed to offer properly cooked, tasty and convenient meals when you don’t have the time to do the work yourself.
“We cook from scratch and we source ingredients locally whenever possible. We serve meats that are raised using natural production methods (no growth hormones, no antibiotics and no factory farms). We only select fish and shellfish that is Ocean Wise certified. We will always have vegan, vegetarian, dairy- and gluten-free options available, and because we cook from scratch we can accommodate most dietary needs. We are a peanut-free restaurant,” says their website.
The Busy Locavore opens October 28. They are located 4293 King St E, Kitchener, ON, N2P 2E9.
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