Supporting Red Weather Women with our new Red Deer Burger of the Month!

BEHOLD 💥 our new October Burger of the Month for Red Deer, created in collaboration with local guest chef Corky Larsen Jonasson! 🎉
𝑪𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒚’𝒔 𝑩𝒖𝒇𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒐 𝑩𝒖𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒓 🧡🐃
MSW Farms Bison, Smoked Cheddar cheese, Fresh Arugula, Beefsteak tomato, Onion, Truffle Aioli and an Olive Tapenade on a house-made bannock bun with a skewered grape tomato!
$2 from every Burger sold goes directly to Corky’s charity of choice, Red Feather Women, Red Deer Alberta
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Available for the month of October in our Red Deer 📍 location!
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Giving back to Jessie Duncan Elementary School!

“Reading is dreaming with open eyes”.

 

We’re thrilled to help Jessie Duncan Elementary School in Penhold continue to give opportunities for kids to read and dream, as well as keep them moving!  Jessie Duncan is the latest school on the receiving end of funds from our School Ice Cream Sandwich Program at our Red Deer location.

 

Every three months, the culinary teams at both of our restaurant locations create an out of this world ice cream sandwich and we 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.

 

The “Cherry Explosion Jolly Rancher” ice cream sandwich landed on our Red Deer menu from June through August.  It included cherry explosion ice cream with Jolly Rancher pieces, between two monster cookies and topped with whipped cream and crushed Jolly Rancher candy. $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold will go towards the purchase of new gym equipment and library books at Jessie Duncan!

Our team was thrilled to team up with students to help assemble and deliver ice cream sandwiches to the school population through a pop-up ice cream sandwich sale in June.  High 5’s all around to the parents that chipped in the cash to order these sweet lunch treats, affording us the opportunity to raise some additional funds for the school!

Today (September 19th) we handed over a cheque to Jessie Duncan Elementary for $956 which included $732 raised from the school lunch order (we’re happy to kick back FULL lunch order proceeds)!

 

Our next Ice Cream Sandwich at our Red Deer location is the “Chocolate Chip Waffle” Ice Cream Sandwich in support of Ecole Oriole Park School in Red Deer.  It includes house-made chocolate chip waffles, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and whipped cream topped with chocolate sauce. $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold will go towards a new outdoor garden at the school!

For more information contact:

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

 

Kory Sholdice

Principal

Jessie Duncan Elementary

403.886.2233

ksholdice@cesd73.ca

 

 

 

Lavender lemonade in the form of an ice cream sandwich?! Oh HECKYEAH! 

Lavender lemonade in the form of an ice cream sandwich?! Oh HECKYEAH!  It was the perfect way to end the school year and to entice families to continue to support a local school all summer long.

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Blackfalds is on the receiving end of funds from our most recent ice cream sandwich.  Our School Ice Cream Sandwich Program sees our culinary teams at both of our restaurant locations dream up an ice cream sandwich with some punch every 3 months, and we select a local school to benefit from ice cream sandwich sales, kicking back $1 of every sandwich we sell in house to a program or project of the school’s choice.

From June to August the “Lavender Lemonade” ice cream sandwich was served up at our Lacombe location.  It included lemonade ice cream with a lavender ripple sandwiched between two shortbread cookies, fresh whipped cream, and a lavender caramel drizzle on top!  St. Gregory has dedicated funds raised to offer opportunities for students to attend summer programming and extra curricular activities.

Our team was THRILLED to work alongside students at the school in June for an on-site ice cream sandwich sale!  A group of middle school students held each other to task and their work ethic coupled with their positive attitude helped us serve up more than 500 ice cream treats, raising some additional funds for the school.  A BIG thank-you to school staff and families who supported those efforts!  Today, (September 13th) we were excited to hand over a cheque to St. Gregory the Great for $2353 which included $2056 raised from the on-site sale (we’re happy to kick back FULL proceeds from that pre-order fundraiser)!

Our next Ice Cream Sandwich at our Lacombe location is the “Rainbow Monster” ice cream sandwich” it includes two fresh baked monster cookies with blue monster cookie dough ice cream, rainbow sprinkles, and candy glitter! $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold will go to Lacombe Christian School to update their ageing west campus playground.

 

For more information contact:

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

Jasmina Chapeton

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School

403.885.1008

chapetonjasmina@gmail.com

 

 

“We live in a world where we need to build a capacity for understanding”

“We live in a world where we need to build a capacity for understanding” – words from our August Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Lacombe on her local cause of choice, Central Alberta Pride Society.

Meagan Parisian provided the inspiration behind the “Chicken Pride Parm”.  It included two fried marinated chicken thighs, spiced tomato jam, house tomato sauce, provolone, and parmesan cheeses on a grilled garlic ciabatta bun, garnished with deep fried basil, a cherry tomato, and a pride flag!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Central Alberta Pride Society.

For Meagan, it’s about having conversations, creating space to understand, and building safe communities.  “We need to take the time to build relationships, feel comfortable to ask questions of one another, and join together to create affirming and safe environments for all. As a bisexual woman, and as the mother of a non-binary kid, it’s important to me to help foster these conversations in a collaborative way. Central Alberta Pride is my charity of choice because they stand firm in their mission to strengthen our LGBTQ2S+ communities by building awareness, advocating for and educating about LGBTQ2S+ locally”.

Central Alberta Pride Society was founded in 2012 to bring LGBTQ2S+ awareness and community to Red Deer and surrounding areas with a mission to strengthen our community and cultivate social change through support, awareness, and education.  Their vision is for a safe community that values, embraces and celebrates Central Alberta’s diversity.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Meagan helped us deliver $828 to Central Alberta Pride Society today (Wednesday, September 7th).  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 $110,000 to local charities over the past 67 months!  THANK-YOU!

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The September Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “The Tower of Londyn”, created in collaboration with local guest chef, 11-year-old Londyn Hudson!  It includes two Alberta beef smash patties, green mayotchup, tempura mozzarella sticks, beer battered onion ring, blueberry bbq sauce, bacon jam, shredded iceberg lettuce, shaved onion and sliced beefsteak tomato on a sesame kaiser roll with a cherry tomato skewer.  $2 of every burger sold goes directly to Londyn’s local charity of choice, The Broom Tree Foundation.

 

For more information contact:

 

Lenny Gallant

Central Alberta Pride Society

403.598.5271

Lenny.gallant@centralalbertapride.ca 

 

Meagan Parisian

August Guest Chef Lacombe

Meagan.parisian@outlook.com

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

 

 

Local Guest Chef Meagan Parisian provided the inspiration for the “Chicken Pride Parm”, which landed on our Lacombe menu for the month of August.  It included two fried marinated chicken thighs, spiced tomato jam, house tomato sauce, provolone, and parmesan cheeses on a grilled garlic ciabatta bun, garnished with deep fried basil, a cherry tomato, and a pride flag!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Meagan’s cause of choice, Central Alberta Pride Society.

 

 

Giving back to the Kidney Foundation with our Burger of the Month!

When you have a tradition of #CaeserSundayFamilyFunDay and want to use it as inspiration to create a burger to give back, we’re ALL IN!  Our August Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Red Deer Rene Rondeau has already used his Caesar making skills to give back to the Kidney Foundation, but he was ready to amp those efforts up by helping to create “The Dirty Caesar Burger”.

It included two Alberta Beef Smash patties, white cheddar, sliced genoa salami, house-made teriyaki BBQ sauce and a (dirty) Caesar aioli, with fresh arugula, sliced tomato, fresh sliced onion, garnished with a pickle spear on a garlic buttered brioche bun.  $2 from every Burger sold is going directly to Rene’s charity of choice The Kidney Foundation Northern Alberta & The Territories.

The Kidney Foundation hits close to home for Rene and his family, they have walked beside family friends with children impacted by the disease and have been doing their part to support them by participating in the 100 km Kidney Foundation March as well as local walks for several years.  “We have seen the effects that kidney diseases have taken on the kids and families we know, one battles cystinosis and the other family has siblings who deal with genetic polycystic kidney disease.  These kids and families have seen it all, from daily treatments of medication, numerous hospital visits outside of Red Deer, to ongoing health conditions that impact their day to day lives.  What’s amazing with these kids and their families, no matter what they are dealing with, they keep pushing through the pain and fatigue that comes with battling a sickness.  Strongest kids I know that is for sure.”

Maureen Wade with the Northern Alberta & The Territories Branch of The Kidney Foundation says donations like this one support individuals throughout their kidney and transplant journey.  “Our programs ensure patients have transportation access to attend lifesaving dialysis and medical appointments, to access sufficient and nutritious food that meet strict diets, to pay for prescribed medications, and an array of needs specific to each client. We also offer free Kidney Camp experience to children, provide hands-on peer support, educational resources, and more.”  She also notes the last two years have been extremely difficult for both kidney and transplant patients in Alberta due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the reliance on The Kidney Foundation to help meet both basic and critical needs.

 

Because of your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Rene helped us hand over $1346 to The Kidney Foundation today (Tuesday, September 6th).  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $110,000 to local charities over the past 67 months!  THANK-YOU!

 

The September Burger of the Month in Red Deer is “Chicken Shawarma” created in collaboration with local guest chef, 11-year-old Azaylia Dietz!  It includes a garlic buttered brioche bun, marinated chicken thigh, house-made tzatziki, red onion, olives, diced jalapeno, tomato slice, green peppers, feta cheese, lettuce, garnished with a double olive skewer!  $2 of every burger sold goes directly to Azaylia’s charity of choice – Old MacDonald Kennels & Animal Services.

 

For more information contact:

Maureen Wade

The Kidney Foundation

Northern Alberta

587.416.1608

Maureen.wade@kidney.ca

 

 

Rene Rondeau

August BOTM Guest Chef

403.346.0180 ext. 5

rene@tourismreddeer.com

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

From L-R: August BOTM Guest Chef Red Deer Rene Rondeau, Cilantro and Chive Assistant General Manager Danika Foesier, and The Kidney Foundation Northern Alberta & The Territories Branch Community Development Coordinator Maureen Wade.

 

 

Local Guest Chef Rene Rondeau provided the inspiration for the August BOTM in Red Deer “The Dirty Caesar Burger”It included two

It’s an epic NEW September Burger of the Month in Red Deer!

BEHOLD 💥 our new SEPTEMBER Burger of the Month for Red Deer 📍
 
“𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗡 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗠𝗔” 🐔🍅🫒🧄
garlic buttered brioche bun, marinated chicken thigh, house-made tzatziki, red onion, olives, diced jalapeno, tomato slice, green peppers, feta cheese, lettuce, garnished with a double olive skewer
 
Created in collaboration with local guest chef Azaylia Dietz! 👩‍🍳
 
👉🏼 With $2 of every burger sold going directly to Azaylia’s charity of choice – Old MacDonald Kennels & Animal Services 🐾💙
 
Available in our RED DEER 📍 location for the month of September!
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Check out our NEW Burger of the Month for Lacombe!

BEHOLD 💥 our epic new September Burger of the Month for Lacombe! 👀
 
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗧𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗢𝗙 𝗟𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗬𝗡🗼🍔
Two alberta beef smash patties, green mayotchup, tempura mozzarella sticks, beer battered onion ring, blueberry bbq sauce, bacon jam, shredded iceberg lettuce, shaved onion and sliced beefsteak tomato on a sesame kaiser roll with a cherry tomato skewer
 
Created in collaboration with local kid guest chef, Londyn Hudson!
 
👉🏼 With $2 of every burger sold going directly to Londyn’s local charity of choice, The Broom Tree Foundation and Café 💗
 
The Broom Tree Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving women and their families in Central Alberta.
 
The Broom Tree Foundation exists to provide refuge, restoration and rebuilding to women and their families. It is their desire and vision that every woman they serve is able to overcome the barriers that are preventing them from living enriched, healthy lives.
 
They help directly support women who have been faced with a variety of obstacles, empowering them to overcome their challenges and achieve their highest potential. The cafe in downtown Lacombe is ran by amazing volunteers, and proceeds go directly to their organization to help women in our community.
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Available in our LACOMBE 📍 location for the month of September!
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Giving back to the Golden Circle resource center thanks to our Burger of the Month!

In the words of our July Burger of the Month Guest Chef “to honour and celebrate our older adults, they are our walking history”.

Amber Mack stepped up to the challenge of Guest Chef in Red Deer, with the Golden Circle at heart.  Amber provided the burger inspiration for “The Golden Mack”, which included two bison and beef smash patties, house made saskatoon berry jam, jalapeño jack cheese, peppered bacon, sambal peanut butter mousse, arugula, sunny side up fried egg, and an onion ring on a potato roll!  $2 from of every burger sold is going directly to the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre.

Amber recently stepped into the role of Executive Director at the Golden Circle which has been a community pillar in Red Deer since 1977.  She notes the scope of services provided by the centre is large “It provides Outreach Services to older adults who need assistance with non-medical supportive services – whether it be with filling out AB Seniors’ Benefits forms to coordinating brokered workers for housekeeping and yard care to allow them to age in the place that’s right for them.  And on the other hand, there is the activity centre side where the centre provides a welcoming gathering space for older adults to come, socialize, play cards and games, quilt, play music, go to exercise programs, have coffee and important socialization opportunities, even purchase frozen homestyle meals or enjoy a meal at the centre”.  Burger of the Month funds will be used to support the Outreach Program as well as to enhance Activity Programming at the Golden Circle.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Amber helped us hand over $1267 to the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre today (Wednesday, August 3rd).  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $110,000 to local charities over the past 66 months!  THANK-YOU!

The July Burger of the Month in Red Deer is “The Dirty Caesar Burger”, created in collaboration with local guest chef Rene Rondeau!  It has two Alberta Beef Smash patties, white cheddar, sliced genoa salami, house-made teriyaki BBQ sauce and a (dirty) Caesar aioli, with fresh arugula, sliced tomato, fresh sliced onion, garnished with a pickle spear on a garlic buttered brioche bun.  $2 from every Burger sold goes directly to Rene’s charity of choice the Kidney Foundation.

For more information contact:

 

Linda Liptak

Board Chair

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre

780.343.6074

 

Amber Mack

July BOTM Guest Chef

403.343.6074 ext. 107

amack@goldencirclec.a

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

Results from our July Burger of the Month in Lacombe!

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Our July Guest Chef in Lacombe was keen to give to kids through our Burger of the Month Program.  Mary Dallas brought the inspiration for the “Throw Another Shrimp on the Kimchi” burger.  It included a bakery fresh top-cut sub roll, kimchi, Korean BBQ shrimp, nine spice aioli, fresh leaf organic rainbow sprouts, sesame seeds and fresh cilantro!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Mary’s cause of choice, the Lacombe FCSS P.A.S.S. Program.

The PASS Program was initiated to help families facing financial hardship gain access to recreational activities offered in the City of Lacombe.  When possible, fees for children and youth ages 0-18 are subsidized by Lacombe FCSS.  FCSS Executive Director Crystal Zens says recreational opportunities for kids increase their well-being and community involvement.  She notes “last year the PASS Program supported 26 kids, providing close to $2500 allowing kids to dance, play lacrosse, take swimming lessons, play hockey, do karate, box, tumble and more”.

Mary believes in the opportunities the PASS program provides for kids, “during COVID, we all heard a lot about the mental health impact on kids who couldn’t participate in regular sports and recreation activities. Unfortunately, kids not participating in sports and recreation activities outside of school is the norm for many low-income families. We all know kids’ huge benefits when participating in out-of-school activities, whether sports or other recreation. Growing their confidence, building teamwork skills, and finding community, among so many others”.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Mary helped us deliver $811 to Lacombe FCSS PASS Program today (Wednesday, August 3rd).  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 $110,000 to local charities over the past 66 months!  THANK-YOU!

The August Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Chicken Pride Parm” created in collaboration with local guest chef Meagan Parisian.  It includes two fried marinated chicken thighs, spiced tomato jam, house tomato sauce, provolone, and parmesan cheeses on a grilled garlic ciabatta bun. It’s garnished with deep fried basil, a cherry tomato, and a pride flag!  $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Meagan’s cause of choice, Central Alberta Pride Society.

 

For more information contact:

Lacombe & District FCSS

Crystal Zens

403.782.6637 ext. 315

czens@lacombecfss.net

 

Mary Dallas

July Guest Chef Lacombe

403.896.4031

marypbrown@gmail.com

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca