LACOMBE: February Burger of the Month

THE SPICY YORKSHIRE

Created by guest chef Cora Hoekstra – grilled 6oz Alberta beef patty on toasted “yorkshire pudding buns”, horseradish cream cheese spread, house jalapeno jam, mixed greens, gull valley greenhouse beefsteak tomatoes, house pickled red onions and sliced pickles garnished with cajun onion rings!

$2 from every Lacombe Burger of the Month sold will go directly to Cora’s charity of choice, the Lacombe & District Historical Society.

 

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“Virtually” giving back to the community!

While the curling scene may look a little different this year, Lacombe curling legend Colin Hodgson was thrilled to have the hammer in November co-creating the “Hurray Hard” burger for our beloved Burger of the Month Program.  A chef himself, he brought his A game to the rink with this one.  The burger included a grilled bison patty, mixed greens, beefsteak tomatoes, house made saskatoon berry jam, savory peanut butter, 2 strips of pepper bacon, garnished with a fried onion ring and chipotle aioli on a toasted brioche bun!  $2 from every burger sold in November is going directly to Colin’s charity of choice KidSport, and the establishment of a Lacombe County chapter.

KidSport provides grants to help cover the cost of registration fees so all kids can play sports.  Hodgson is an Ambassador for the organization and is eager to help get a chapter up and running in his hometown. “KidSport is such a worthy cause and close to my heart.  I believe it’s so rewarding to give a gift to children and their families to promote personal growth and a happy lifestyle.  More than ever, we need to focus on happy and healthy lives for our youth”.

In 2019 13,677 kids in Alberta received the gift of sport thanks to KidSport, who distributed over 3.2 million back into local sport communities.  Nick Davies, Development and Communications Manager with KidSport Alberta, says there is a growing need for a chapter in Lacombe.  Last year 27 kids in the city of Lacombe accessed KidSport grants, with another 28 coming from the greater Lacombe County area.  Even with the disruptions and challenges of 2020 they have still seen more than 20 applications from Lacombe.  Davies notes KidSport Lacombe County has an initial fundraising goal of $10,000 to launch the chapter and the BOTM funds will be a critical start.  “We are so grateful to Colin and Cilantro and Chive for choosing KidSport, for their support with this initiative and their genuine passion to help local kids”, said Davies.  They are also still looking for volunteers to make the local chapter a reality.

Today Colin helped us hand over $1060 to KidSport.  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 $65,000 to local charities over the past 46 months!  THANK-YOU!

December’s Burger of the Month is the “Nacho Cheeseburger” Burger, created in collaboration with guest chef Sheena Johnson.  It includes a beef patty, queso spread, house made guacamole and pico de gallo topped with fried tortilla chips on a brioche bun!  $2 from every burger sold will go directly to Sheena’s charity of choice Vantage Community Services.

For more information contact:

Nick Davies
Communications Manager
KidSport Alberta
587.582.8053
ndavies@kidsport.ab.ca

Colin Hodgson
Nov BOTM Guest Chef
431.336.3958
Colin.hodgson2@gmail.com

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

Can’t stop, won’t stop! – December Burger of the Month

BOOM! – It’s our December Burger of the Month with guest Chef Sheena Johnson!
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Grilled Alberta beef patty, Queso spread, Jalapenos, Shredded Cheddar, Sour Cream, house made Guacamole and Pico de Gallo topped with fried Tortilla chips on a Brioche Bun!

$2 from every Burger sold going directly towards ??????? ????????? ???????? – children’s grief services

EPIC local guest Chef with a huge heart for this community – and one AMAZING Burger all for such an important cause!
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You weren’t afraid of no ghosts!!

Our guests were not afraid of no ghosts nor a burger on a black bun in October, and we’ll call that a big YES for our Burger of the Month Program.  We were thrilled to team up with Chad Carlson of the Carlson Manor in Lacombe for this goulishous “Trick or Treat Burger” with $2 from every burger sold in October going directly to the Lacombe Food Bank.

Chad is passionate about Halloween, it was even written into his wedding vows, and he’s been putting together spooky Halloween displays for the community to enjoy for more than ten years (5 in Lacombe, 6 in Stony Plain), always supporting his local food bank.  It seemed like the perfect opportunity to showcase his hard work and crank up the support for our local food bank, especially during these challenging covid times.  Chad was quick to adapt to the covid challenges, moving his typically indoor haunted house to an outdoor display this year.

Just how do you find a passion for Halloween?!  We asked Chad…

With an October birthday, I’ve always found Halloween to be such an extra fun and exciting time of year.  In my youth I found a passion for theatre, graduating high school from the Victoria Performing School of Arts in Edmonton.  Now, as an adult and parent, I love that I have found a way to combine aspects of the two through the Haunt while giving back to the community.  For us the Food Bank has been an easy choice.  We want to teach our kids ways to be grateful for what they have and the importance of giving to others.  What better way to do that than with something tangible like food that they can see, relate to and even help deliver.”

Chad’s “Trick or Treat Burger” included a sirloin beef patty, pepper bacon, smoked cheddar, deep fried pickle chips, beefsteak tomatoes, maple balsamic ketchup, leaf lettuce, and onion on a garlic butter toasted black squid ink bun with a candy worm!

Your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program means $1514 was donated to the Lacombe Food Bank today, plus A TRUCK LOAD of food that the Carlson’s collected at the Manor!

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 $65,000 to local charities over the past 45 months!  THANK-YOU!

November’s Burger of the Month is the “HURRY HARD!” Burger, created in collaboration with local curling legend Colin Hodgson of Team Mike McEwan.  It includes a grilled bison patty, mixed greens, beefsteak tomatoes, house made saskatoon berry jam, savory peanut butter, 2 strips of pepper bacon, garnished with a fried onion ring with chipotle aioli on a toasted brioche bun!  $2 from every burger sold will go directly to Colin’s charity of choice – KidSport!

For more information contact:

Millie Snow
Manager
Lacombe Food Bank
403.782.6777

Chad Carlson
Oct BOTM Guest Chef
Carlson Manor
780.405.7238
carlsonchad@hotmail.com

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

From L-R: The Carlson’s; Milo, Chad, Jarita and Lennon and “The Trick or Treat Burger”.  It included a sirloin beef patty, pepper bacon, smoked cheddar, deep fried pickle chips, beefsteak tomatoes, maple balsamic ketchup, leaf lettuce, and onion on a garlic butter toasted black squid ink bun with a candy worm!