The Sylvan Lake Gulls Give back with us this May!

BEHOLD 💥 our May Burger of the Month for Red Deer!
“𝗗𝗨𝗚𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗗𝗢𝗚” 🍔🌭⚾
created in collaboration with local guest chef “Sully” of the Sylvan Lake Gulls!
Alberta beef smash patty, Alberta beef hotdog, toasted potato roll bun, house dill pickle dijon mustard, smoked ketchup, caramelized onions, shredded iceberg lettuce, spicy cheese sauce and peppered bacon!
👉🏼 $2 from every burger sold goes directly to the Gulls Give Foundation ❤️
From the beginning, the Sylvan Lake Gulls have promised to make a difference by embracing and supporting the vulnerable populations of our central Alberta communities. The inception of the Gulls Give Foundation, non profit charity, came hand in hand with the Gulls baseball team in 2019 introduced by Graham and Jennifer Schetzsle.
The Gulls Give Foundation has been created to return generosity in positive and meaningful ways, by engaging with organizations who are focused on delivering programs aimed at those most vulnerable in our communities.
“Great communities and teams are built on the principles of teamwork. Our foundation was formed to create a community within a community, aiming to make a difference in vulnerable populations. Whether it big or small we aim to make a difference.”
– Jennifer & Graham Schetzsle
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Available in our RED DEER 📍 location for the month of May!
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Torie Goings and her Bagel Burger doing great things in May!

BEHOLD 💥 our May Burger of the Month for Lacombe!

“𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗟 𝗕𝗨𝗥𝗚𝗘𝗥” 🥯🥓🍳
created in collaboration with local guest chef Torie Goings – garlic butter grilled, everything bagel, two alberta beef smash patties each with a slice of provolone cheese, bacon mushroom ketchup, craft beer (New Level Brewing Co. Berserker Blonde) caramelized onions, over easy egg, sliced tomato, shredded iceberg lettuce picked with cherry tomato!
👉 $2 of every burger sold goes directly to Torie’s charity of choice, the Women’s Outreach Dragonfly Centre 💜🦋


A few words from Torie on her choice of the Dragonfly Centre:

“Dragonflies represent Hope, Change and New Beginnings.

The Dragonfly Centre is important to me because it provides counselling and support to children that have had to experience traumatic situations. They give children hope and a chance to heal, which provides them the opportunity to grow into happy and healthy adults. The positive ripple effect that is created in our communities by supporting our little ones and teaching them the coping skills to deal with trauma is really incredible.”
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Available in our LACOMBE 📍 location for the month of May!
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#CilantroAndChive

Honouring Ty Hultink #TeamTy

Burgers, women, beers! Our Red Deer 2022 March Burger of the Month

Burgers, women, beers.  Put that combo into action and the sky is the limit!  High fives up high, down low, and around the back for our March Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Red Deer who dreamed BIG and will play a role in making dreams come true for women for years to come.

Bobbi Cullum, a Brewer at Troubled Monk was ALL IN as Guest Chef, helping us create the “Turkey Run”.  It included two ground turkey smash patties, with roasted beet goat cheese, arugula, red beet chutney, Louisiana spiced onion rings, and spent grains dill pickle mustard relish on a toasted brioche bun.  $2 from every Burger sold goes directly to Bobbi’s local cause of choice – The Olds College Women and Non-Binary Folk in Brewing Award.

Bobbi says she’s received support and mentorship from fellow women in the brewing industry, she’s passionate about seeing more women supported and is thrilled at the opportunity to pay it forward.  She was keen to support Alberta’s only teaching brewery nestled in the heart of the prairies, helping to introduce this brand-new award at Olds College.

 

Victoria Keeling-Barrand with Olds College notes it will be awarded to a full-time female/non-binary student in the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management Diploma Program and can be used for programming specific to their education at Olds College, and professional development opportunities including add-on programs like the Craft Distilling Certificate.  Olds College boasts a 2,300 square foot brewing facility where students can learn the art, science, and business of the vibrant and evolving brewing industry through a two-year hands-on training program.

Donors and Students for Olds College. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Bobbi helped us hand over $954 to Olds College today (Thursday, April 7th).  PLUS an anonymous donor generously matched our donation!!  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $100,000 to local charities over the past 62 months!  THANK-YOU!

The April Burger of the Month in Red Deer is “The BIG Matt created in collaboration with local guest chef Matt Geddes.  It includes two pieces of fried chicken thighs, honey dijon mustard, adobo maple bacon, sliced pickles, shredded lettuce, mayo, served in a three-part potato roll bun$2 from every burger sold goes directly to Matt’s charity of choice, the Safe Harbour Society.

 

For more information contact:

 

Victoria Keeling-Barrand

Olds College

587.435.2867

vkeelingbarrand@oldscollege.ca

 

Bobbi Cullum

March BOTM Guest Chef RD

403.795.6965

bobbicullum@gmail.com

 

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

Bobbi Cullum, a Brewer at Troubled Monk served as March Guest Chef in Red Deer, helping us create the “Turkey Run”.  It included two ground turkey smash patties, with roasted beet goat cheese, arugula, red beet chutney, Louisiana spiced onion rings, and spent grains dill pickle mustard relish on a toasted brioche bun.  $2 from every Burger sold goes directly to Bobbi’s local cause of choice – The Olds College Women and Non-Binary Folk in Brewing Scholarship.

 

Olive the Love for Saving Grace Animal Society!

Olive the LOVE was definitely shared in our Lacombe dining room through the month of March!  Our March Burger of the Month Guest Chef’s share a love for animals and that coupled with their love for olives was a match like no other.

Lacombe residents Luke and Jodie Solomon provided the creative juices for the “Olive My Love” burger which landed on our Lacombe menu.  It included a toasted ciabatta, kalamata olive tapenade, sundried tomato, grilled chicken, fresh cucumber, goat cheese, tzatziki, arugula, garnished with a skewered olive!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Jodie and Luke’s charity of choice Saving Grace Animal Society.

The Solomon’s believe in the work that Saving Grace does to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals, wanting to do their part to help the Society fund food, medical care, and other supplies to give animals the life they deserve.

Saving Grace Animal Society runs an animal rescue in Alix and an off-site sanctuary for larger animals, providing rescue services 24/7 for emergency calls all over Alberta and Saskatchewan.  Brandi Thomson with the Society says they believe every animal can be rehabilitated, noting they take on the hardest cases.  The Society operates solely off a donation-based budget, and they are currently fundraising for their very own vet clinic, set to break ground this spring.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Luke and Jodie helped us deliver $824 to Saving Grace Animal Society today (Saturday, April 2nd).  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $100,000 to local charities over the past 62 months!  THANK-YOU!

The April Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “Perfect Harmony” created with local Guest Chef’s Chris Kooman, Graham Langridge and Tyler Capton of the Harmonious Gentlemen podcast.  It includes marinated chicken breast, smoked cheddar, crispy pickled onion, beefsteak tomato, baby arugula and heckyeah hot sauce on marble rye and bakery fresh French bread.  $2 from every burger sold will go directly to their cause of choice, Step Up – Student Equity Fund through the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.

 

For more information contact:

 

Brandi Thomson

Saving Grace Animal Society

403.358.9387

fundraising.savinggrace@gmail.com

 

Luke & Jodie Solomon

March Guest Chef’s LA

587.876.5308

lsolomon@burmanu.ca

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

 

Ba-da-ba-ba-ba…. we’re lovin it!

BEHOLD 💥 our Red Deer Burger of the Month for April…

🍔 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗜𝗚 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗧 🍔
created in collaboration with guest chef Matt Geddes – two pieces of fried chicken thighs, honey dijon mustard, adobo maple bacon, sliced pickles, shredded lettuce, mayo, served in a three-part potato roll bun! 😮

$2 of every burger sold goes to Safe Harbour Society 💙

Here’s a few words from Guest Chef Matt Geddes on his cause of choice, the Safe Harbour Society :
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“I chose them in honour of my brother-in-law who passed away at the end of last year. He struggled with addiction and mental health issues. He was someone who treated absolutely everyone he met with love and compassion and I think that’s what Safe Harbour does as well.

I also know they are almost always in desperate need of supplies and support, so that helps too…and really is the main reason at the end of the day.”

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Available for DINE-IN or CURBSIDE PICK-UP in our RED DEER 📍 location for the month of April!

www.cilantroandchive.ca 📱
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#EatLocal
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This Burger is Perfect Harmony!

BEHOLD 💥 it’s our Lacombe Burger of the Month for April… 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐅𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐘 🎙🍔 created with guest chefs Chris Kooman, Graham Langridge and Tyler Capton – marinated chicken breast, smoked cheddar, crispy pickled onion, beefsteak tomato, baby arugula and heckyeah hot sauce on marble rye and bakery fresh french bread 💯 $2 of every burger […]

An 11 year old with a huge heart!

We celebrated 5 years of our Burger of the Month Program in February by going back to our roots, revisiting how it all started with a local kindergarten class and BIG ideas!  We received 100’s of submissions for our Dream Burger Coloring Contest which gave kids an opportunity to design their own burger with a chance of having it land on our menu!

11-year-old Reese Moborg, a grade six student at Central Middle School in Red Deer submitted the winning entry at our Lacombe location, the “Spaghetti & Meatballs Burger”.  It included an Alberta beef smash patty, four beef meatballs, deep fried spaghetti, jalapeno jack cheese, spaghetti sauce, shaved parmesan on a garlic butter toasted pretzel bun!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Reese’s charity of choice Outreach Centre Red Deer’s Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre.

Reese loves sports, especially gymnastics, with goals to represent Canada at the Olympics one day!  She wants all children to have the support they need to achieve the dreams they have, which is why she wanted to support the Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre.

The Centre provides a spectrum of services to children and youth from Red Deer and Central Alberta who are experiencing trauma from domestic violence, homelessness, and suicide.  Using a collaborative approach, the goal is to give kids who have experienced potentially traumatizing events or patterns of events the opportunity to heal and develop healthy skills and behaviors.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Reese helped us deliver $886 to the Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre today (Thursday, March 10th).  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $100,000 to local charities over the past 61 months!  THANK-YOU!

The March Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Olive My Love” created in collaboration with local Guest Chefs Jodie & Luke Solomon!  It includes toasted ciabatta, kalamata olive tapenade, sundried tomato, grilled chicken, fresh cucumber, goat cheese, tzatziki, arugula, garnished with a skewered olive!  $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Jodie & Luke’s charity of choice Saving Grace Animal Society.

 

For more information contact:

 

Myles Peake

The Outreach Centre

403.347.2480

myles.peake@theoutreachcentre.org

 

Reese Moborg

Guest Chef

403.896.1301 (Reese’s mom Jenn)

jennmoborg@gmail.com

 

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

11-year-old Reese Moborg, a grade six student at Central Middle School in Red Deer submitted the winning entry at our Lacombe location for our Dream Burger Coloring Contest, the “Spaghetti & Meatballs Burger”.  It included an Alberta beef smash patty, four beef meatballs, deep fried spaghetti, jalapeno jack cheese, spaghetti sauce, shaved parmesan on a garlic butter toasted pretzel bun!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Reese’s charity of choice Outreach Centre Red Deer’s Dragonfly Children’s Healing Centre.

Smiles all around in raising some cash for local schools!

Smiles all around.  Raising some cash for local schools.  Win.  Win!

The latest stop for our Red Deer School Ice Cream Sandwich Program was St. Teresa of Avila School.  Every three months, both of our restaurant locations select a local school to benefit from ice cream sandwich sales, and we kick back $1 of every sandwich sold to a program or project of the school’s choice.

The “Espresso Yourself” ice cream sandwich landed on our Red Deer menu from December through February.  It included chocolate espresso flake ice cream with dark chocolate peppermint patty, nestled in-between two ginger molasses cookies and topped with candy cane whipped cream.  $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold went towards St. Teresa’s efforts to be a mindful school, creating a culture of mindfulness, kindness and gratitude.

School Principal Nicole Zimmerman says St. Teresa has been working towards becoming a mindful school for the past three years.  They will use the funds raised to purchase mindful tools, books and resources for classrooms. You can follow some of the work happening in the classroom on the school’s social media channels #themindfulschool or sttavila.

Our team was thrilled to deliver ice cream sandwiches to the school in February as part of a pre-order sale.  A huge pat on the back to all the parents that ordered these sweet lunch treats, affording us the opportunity to raise some additional funds for the school!

Today we handed over a cheque to St. Teresa of Avila for $1267 which included $1060 raised from the school lunch order (we’re happy to kick back FULL lunch order proceeds)!

Our current Ice Cream Sandwich at our Red Deer location is the “Monster Jam” which includes two monster cookies with Algonquin ice cream, green whipped cream and a Cadbury cream egg cracked over top! $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold will go towards Normandeau School and their “Come Grow With Me” campaign to build a greenhouse for the kids!

 

For more information contact:

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

Nicole Zimmerman

Principal

St. Teresa of Avila

403.346.0505

nicole.zimmerman@rdcrs.ca

 

 

(L-R: St. Teresa of Avila Vice Principal Chris McCullough, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Board Trustee Cynthia Leyson, Cilantro and Chive Co-owner Kim Kay and St. Teresa of Avila Principal Nicole Zimmerman)

Students at St. Teresa of Avila enjoying their delivery of ice cream sandwiches on February 17th!

 

The “Espresso Yourself” ice cream sandwich; chocolate espresso flake ice cream with dark chocolate peppermint patty, nestled in-between two ginger molasses cookies and topped with candy cane whipped cream.  $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold between December and February is going directly to St. Teresa of Avila School in Red Deer and their efforts to be a mindful school, creating a culture of mindfulness, kindness, and gratitude.

How can you turn down dessert for a good cause?!

How can you turn down dessert for a good cause?! 💗🍦

Through our School Ice Cream Sandwich Program, you indulge in an ice cream sandwich all while helping to raise funds for a local school. Every three months both of our restaurant locations select a local school to benefit from ice cream sandwich sales, kicking back $1 of every sandwich sold to a program or project of the school’s choice.

Our Lacombe location recently served up the “Apple pie à la mode”! Dutch apple pie ice cream sandwiched between two white chocolate cranberry shortbread cookies topped with whipped cream, spiced caramel drizzle and caramel apple slices. $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold went directly towards Bentley School and their “Families in Need” fund.

School Principal Lane Moore says the fund is used year-round to support the Town of Bentley Blessing Pantry (local food bank), families in their school community who are in need of grocery or fuel gift cards, to provide hot lunches, and school supplies throughout the year to students in need and at other times to support families who experience a tragedy such as the loss of parent or home.

Our team was thrilled to deliver ice cream sandwiches to the school in January as part of a pre-order sale. And a BIG thank-you to school staff and families who made the trip out to indulge in support of the school! Today we were thrilled to hand over a cheque to Bentley School for $883 which included $632 raised from the school lunch order (we’re happy to kick back FULL lunch order proceeds)!

Our current Ice Cream Sandwich at our Lacombe location is the “Mini Egg” ice cream sandwich! It includes chocolate egg ice cream, salted chocolate and caramel cookies, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and crushed mini eggs! $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold will go to Ponoka Elementary School with funds dedicated to upgrade and refresh their recess equipment!

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For more information contact:

Kim Kay
Community Relations
Cilantro and Chive
403.597.2127
kim@cilantroandchive.ca

Lane Moore
Principal
Bentley School – Home of the Panthers
403.748.3770
lane.moore@wolfcreek.ab.ca

 

L-R : Bentley School Principal Lane Moore, Cilantro and Chive Co-Owner Kim Kay, Bentley School Vice Principal Stephen Lush

 

 

The “Apple pie à la mode” ice cream sandwich!  Dutch apple pie ice cream sandwiched between two white chocolate cranberry shortbread cookies topped with whipped cream, spiced caramel drizzle and caramel apple slices.  $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold is going directly towards Bentley School and their “Families in Need” fund.