Right in the feels! Edna helps us give back to the local Lacombe Food Bank this month

BEHOLD 💥 our Lacombe DECEMBER Burger of the Month 🍔
“𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗬 𝗠𝗢𝗟𝗘!”
created in collaboration with guest Chef Edna Macleod of Oodles of Chocolates
Grilled marinated chicken breast, guajillo cocoa mole (moh-lay) sauce, grilled pineapple, iceberg, onion, and beefsteak tomato, on a garlic butter toasted brioche bun!
$2 from every burger sold will go directly to Edna’s local charity of choice – the Lacombe Food Bank ❤️
Words from Edna on why she chose the local food bank :
“Many years ago I worked in a small grocery store in Red Deer. One day, shortly before Christmas, an older man came into the store and asked me if he gave me $100 if I would put together everything one would need for a turkey dinner and deliver it to an address he provided.
I said sure and quickly put together all the fixings for a delicious Christmas dinner along with some extra treats. After work I grabbed the box and headed off to the address he had provided.
I walked up to the door and rang the doorbell. A young man answered the door with 2 small children in tow. I handed him the box and told him the story about the man coming into the store.
With tears running down his face he thanked me profusely and told me he had thought that there would not be a Christmas dinner.
I have never forgotten that experience. First of all the trust that that man placed in me to not take the money and run and secondly the look on that young Dad’s face. It is possible for any of us to have circumstances change in life and to be put in a position where we might need help to put food on our table and it is great to know that the Lacombe Food Bank exists to make sure no one ever goes hungry.”
Available for DINE-IN or CURBSIDE PICK-UP in our Lacombe location 📍 for the month of December!
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Giving back to the Lacombe Health Trust with our Burger of the Month!

The timing couldn’t be better to salute our local hospital and all the caring and compassionate staff that have continued to show up in incredible ways throughout the pandemic.  Our October Guest Chef in Lacombe is just as passionate about community as she is for her job in the ER.

ER Nurse at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre Taryn McCrank served as our Guest Chef, helping to create the “Supercrunch”.  It included crispy tempura fried chicken, grilled pepper bacon, spicy pepperoncini jam, fresh beefsteak tomato, cilantro, green onion, mixed greens, mary rose sauce on garlic butter toasted brioche bun. Finished with a pepperoncini bamboo pick.  $2 from every “Supercrunch” burger is going directly towards Taryn’s charity of choice – the Lacombe Health Trust.

Taryn is proud of the close-knit feel of our community, and althouh her job is often tough, she loves her career and the opportunities it has afforded her to meet, get to know, and care for community members.  In terms of Taryn’s selection of the Lacombe Health Trust to be on the receiving end of funds she pointed to wanting to further support the community “to directly influence and improve the healthcare that is provided to members of our community, directly benefiting our neighbours, friends and family”.

The volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lacombe Health Trust are tasked to mobilize resources and fund projects, equipment and education for health care workers and clients at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. Projects are typically driven by the hospital needs, with the hospital approaching the Board with requests.  Currently the Health Trust is working with the Lacombe Hospital and Alberta Health Services to update and improve the intake area of the hospital.  The BOTM proceeds will help with that work.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Taryn helped us deliver $1350 to the Lacombe Health Trust today (Wednesday, November 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 $90,000 to local charities over the past 57 months!  THANK-YOU!

The November Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “Takes two to Mango”, created in collaboration with local guest chef Jerel Peters!  It includes an Alberta beef smash patty, spiced pork patty, queso fresco, Monterey jack quesadilla strips, mango salsa, iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomato, and shaved onion on a garlic butter toasted brioche bun with a dried mango.  $2 from every Lacombe BOTM sold goes directly to Jerel’s cause of choice, Central Alberta Youth Unlimited.

 

For more information contact:

 

Sherri O’Muir

Communications Co-ordinator

Lacombe Health Trust

403.318.4095

sherri@lacombehealthtrust.com

 

Taryn McCrank

Lacombe Hospital & Care Centre

taryn.jason@gmail.com

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

Lacombe ER Nuse Taryn Hancock served as October Guest Chef at our Lacombe location, co-creating the “Supercrunch”.  It included crispy tempura fried chicken, grilled pepper bacon, spicy pepperoncini jam, fresh beefsteak tomato, cilantro, green onion, mixed greens, mary rose sauce on garlic butter toasted brioche bun. Finished with a pepperoncini bamboo pick.  $2 from every “Supercrunch” burger is going directly towards Taryn’s charity of choice – the Lacombe Health Trust.

 

Supporting the Central Alberta Youth Unlimited with our Lacombe Burger of the Month!

BEHOLD 💥 our Lacombe NOVEMBER Burger of the Month – Created in collaboration with local guest chef Jerel Peters!
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“𝑻𝑨𝑲𝑬𝑺 𝑻𝑾𝑶 𝑻𝑶 𝑴𝑨𝑵𝑮𝑶”
Alberta beef smash patty, spiced pork patty, queso fresco, monterey jack quesadilla strips, mango salsa, iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomato, and shaved onion on a garlic butter toasted brioche bun with a dried mango
$2 from every Lacombe BOTM sold goes directly to the Central Alberta Youth Unlimited/YFC ❤️
Here’s some words from Jerel on Central Alberta Youth Unlimited :
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“I have served with Youth Unlimited since 2003, and whether I am connecting with youth or leading staff to do the same, there’s not much I would rather do. In 2018 I became the Executive Director for Youth Unlimited and the support from the community in Lacombe has been incredible. The vision of Central Alberta Youth Unlimited is hope and wholeness for all youth.
Youth and Young Families are facing so much uncertainty, fear, and anxiety, but at Youth Unlimited we offer a message of hope into every young person’s story. As a non-profit organization we thrive through the donations of individuals, businesses, and groups.
All of the funds donated through the Burger of the Month in November will go directly towards the cost of Youth Unlimited counselling sessions for youth and young mom’s. The counselling program at Central Alberta Youth Unlimited provides counselling sessions for youth with trained therapists, offering emotional, mental, psychological and relational support to our youth at a time when they so desperately need it.”
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Available for the month of November, only in our Lacombe location!
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Our Lacombe September Burger of the Month gives back to Aspire Special Needs

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them”.  A local Vice Principal who believes in the potential of ALL kids deserves an A+ for his September Burger of the Month at our Lacombe location!

Craig Fullarton, the Vice Principal at Ecole James S. McCormick School in Lacombe, served us our Guest Chef.  He helped create “The Vice”, an Alberta smash patty, boneless short rib, jalapeno jack cheese, queso cheese sauce, deep fried Cheeto breaded jalapenos, shaved onion, mixed peppers, beefsteak tomatoes, mixed greens, on a Cheeto dusted brioche bun!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly towards Craig’s charity of choice – Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre.

Craig says children are our greatest and most valuable resource, “every child is a special, unique individual that deserves the chance to be successful”.  As a local educator he’s had the opportunity to see firsthand the service Aspire provides “the level of energy, passion, optimism, hope and compassion they demonstrate in their work is evident.  There is nothing quite like the smile of a child as they learn and realize they have achieved success and Aspire’s commitment to making this happen for all children is incredible”.

Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre is a charitable organization providing hope to children with special needs, the families who love them and the communities that care for them.  The Centre works with families, schools, educators, and community agencies to deliver quality education that meets kids’ specific needs, allowing them to reach their full potential.  BOTM funds will be directed to Aspire’s Fee Assistance Program which ensures families access to their services regardless of their income.  Those services allow families to work with a team of professionals like a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, and Speech and Language Pathologist to create individualized learning plans specific to each child.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Craig helped us deliver $1334 to Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre today (Wednesday, October 13th).  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 $90,000 to local charities over the past 56 months!  THANK-YOU!

The October Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Supercrunch”, created in collaboration with local guest chef Taryn Hancock!  It includes crispy tempura fried chicken, grilled pepper bacon, spicy pepperoncini jam, fresh beefsteak tomato, cilantro, green onion, mixed greens, mary rose sauce on garlic butter toasted brioche bun. Finished with a pepperoncini bamboo pick.  $2 from every “Supercrunch” burger will go directly towards Taryn’s charity of choice – the Lacombe Health Trust

 

For more information contact:

 

JoAnne Hayden

Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre

403.340.2606

Jhayden@aspirespecialneeds.ca

 

Craig Fullarton

JS McCormick School

403.782.3096

craig.fullarton@wolfcreek.ab.ca

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

 

 

Behold our Lacombe October Burger of the Month!

BEHOLD 💥 our Lacombe OCTOBER Burger of the Month!

“𝐒𝐔𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐂𝐑𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐇”
Created in collaboration with local guest chef Taryn McCrank Hancock!

Crispy tempura fried chicken, grilled pepper bacon, spicy pepperoncini jam, fresh beefsteak tomato, cilantro, green onion, mixed greens lettuce, mary rose sauce on garlic butter toasted brioche bun. Finished with a pepperoncini pepper.

$2 from every Supercrunch burger will go directly towards Taryn’s charity of choice – the Lacombe Health Trust 💚

A few words from Taryn about her charity choice :
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“A little about me and my charity…. I’ve been a resident of Lacombe since December 2012, and have been in love with our community ever since. I came from bigger cities, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Regina, etc so moving here was a change, but a fantastic one. The close-knit feel of our community is something to be proud of. Times have been hard lately, but I feel like we will get back to it in the near future.

I’ve been employed at the Lacombe Hospital since 2014, and exclusively work in the ER now for the last three years. The number of community members I’ve met over the years, gotten to know and care for, is amazing. I love my career (although it’s often a tough job), and hope that my love comes across in my bedside manner.I chose the Lacombe Health Trust for this month’s charity so that we can directly influence and improve the healthcare that is provided to members of our community — to directly benefit our neighbours, friends, and family through the proceeds of Cilantro and Chive’s BOTM.”


SO EXCITED for this opportunity to support health care in our community, one delicious Burger at a time!

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Available in our Lacombe📍 location only for the month of October!
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#BurgerOfTheMonth
#SupportLocal
#CilantroAndChive

Our Lacombe July Burger of the Month Results – just incredible!!

Incredible. The only word that works to describe our July Burger of the Month Guest Chef’s in Lacombe, Kody and Kelsey Kenway! We first met this couple over 5 years ago when they entrusted us to cater the food for their wedding, and each year they return to visit us to celebrate their anniversary, wedding dress, suit and all! This year they cranked the celebration WAY up and jumped out of a plane together in their duds!

Not only are Kody and Kelsey incredible humans, but their story around their charity selection is also moving. Without STARS Kody would not be here. In September of 2015 Kody was in a motor-vehicle accident that resulted in significant polytrauma, suffering traumatic brain injury, collapsed lungs, a ruptured spleen, broken bones and more, leading to a stroke and left-sided paralysis. At the time the couple was recently engaged and set to be married July of 2016. Despite 3-4 challenge filled months, the couple was married as planned and remains forever thankful to STARS and all the medical staff and supporters they have encountered along the way.

The pair co-created the “FULLY LOADED”, which landed on our Lacombe menu in July. It included two️ grilled beef smash patties, cheddar cheese, jalapeno jack cheese, sliced jalapenos, Nashville style BBQ sauce, maple bourbon bacon jam, crispy onion strings, iceberg lettuce, shaved white onion, beefsteak tomatoes, chipotle aioli on a garlic butter toasted pretzel roll. $2 from every “Fully Loaded” sold is going directly to STARS Air Ambulance.

STARS Air Ambulance is dispatched an average of 8 missions a day, flying over 1400 yearly missions in Alberta. Donations and fundraising account for nearly 40% of funding, allowing them to save lives equipped with the right tools, technology, and fleet to ensure timely critical care even in remote locations.
Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program we were able to deliver $1468 to STARS (Tuesday, August 10th). The Kenway’s were also inspired to match our donation to a local organization they are also passionate about, A Better World. Kelsey had the opportunity to travel to Africa with the Lacombe based group on a volunteer rehabilitation effort, focused on addressing the needs of children with disabilities. The Kenway’s also delivered $1468 to A Better World today!
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 $85,000 to local charities over the past 54 months! THANK-YOU!

The August Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Rocky Mountain Chicken Burger”, created in collaboration with local guest Chef Michelle Swanson. It includes grilled marinated fresh chicken breast, cheddar cheese, raspberry and chipotle BBQ sauce on a garlic butter grilled brioche bun. Topped with a fresh garlic scape, pistachio and grana Padano cheese pesto, baby spinach and vine ripened beefsteak tomatoes. Garnished with jalapeno slices on a bamboo skewer! $2 from every Lacombe August Burger of the Month sold will go directly to Rocky Mountain House Search & Rescue.

For more information contact:

Sarah Eccleston
STARS Air Ambulance
587.777.3698
seccleston@stars.ca

Kody & Kelsey Kenway
August LA BOTM Guest Chef’s
kodykenway@gmail.com
kenwayadvancedtherapeutics@gmail.com

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

Kody and Kelsey Kenway served as our July BOTM Guest Chef’s at our Lacombe location. They co-created the “FULLY LOADED”. It included two️ grilled beef smash patties, cheddar cheese, jalapeno jack cheese, sliced jalapenos, Nashville style BBQ sauce, maple bourbon bacon jam, crispy onion strings, iceberg lettuce, shaved white onion, beefsteak tomatoes, chipotle aioli on a garlic butter toasted pretzel roll. $2 from every “Fully Loaded” sold is going directly to STARS Air Ambulance.

Here comes our August Burger of the Month for Lacombe!

BEHOLD 💥 our Lacombe AUGUST Burger of the Month – Created in collaboration with local guest Chef Michelle Swanson!

“𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿”
Grilled marinated fresh chicken breast, cheddar cheese, raspberry and chipotle BBQ sauce with End Of The Line Premium BBQ Sauce on a garlic butter grilled Brioche bun. Topped with a fresh Deep Roots Farm garlic scape, pistachio and Grana Padano cheese pesto, baby spinach and vine ripened beefsteak tomatoes. Garnished with jalapeno slices on a bamboo skewer!

$2 from every Lacombe AUGUST Burger of the Month sold will go directly to the Rocky Mountain House Search & Rescue ❤️

Michelle : 👇
“Why SAR? Where I live, there is no greater attraction than to go adventuring to the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains! Albertans are out recreating, camping and enjoying the west country more and more each summer and the volunteers with Rocky SAR want everyone to enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibility. As a nonprofit organization, SAR relies on donations for specialized training of their volunteers such as Mountain and High Angle Rescues. Their “Adventure Smart” programs help educate all ages from ‘how to plan a trip’ to ‘what to do’ if they become lost. Rocky SAR and I want everyone to have a safe summer vacation while experiencing the great outdoors in Clearwater County. For more information check out their website Rocky Mountain House Search & Rescue
– Home (clearwatercounty.ca)

I’m excited to pair my burger with beer from our new local brewery Rival Trade Brewing Co. and the tasty End of The Line BBQ Sauce out of Benalto.”

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#BurgerOfTheMonth
#CilantroAndChive

Giving back to our Veterans is one of the best feelings of all

We’ve never forgotten our roots and where we made our start and man it felt good to spend some time with one of our very first loyal Cilantro and Chive guests and supporters Jamil Rawji!  A true community leader devoted to serving others, Jamil was our May Burger of the Month Guest Chef at our Lacombe location.

Jamil is the owner of Ponoka Professional Pharmacy and he helped serve up a little spice that the Doctor surely ordered!  His “Royal 66″ included a marinated chicken breast, pepper jack cheese, arugula, sliced tomato and pickles, shaved onion, and Moroccan aioli on a garlic butter brioche bun! $2 from every Lacombe May Burger of the Month sold will go directly to Jamil’s charity of choice the Ponoka Legion Branch 66.

Recognizing revenue streams are down, Jamil and his family wanted to show their appreciation and support for a community organization that is a second home to those who have served our country.  Offering up a place for the whole community to connect, Jamil says his family misses the socialization and support the Legion offers to the community.

The pandemic has severely impacted the Legion’s ability to generate revenue, they rely on events, rentals of their facility and memberships.  Despite the obstacles over the last 15 months, the Legion launched a Poppy Store, selling Legion masks, commemorative pins, and branded clothing.  They’ve made every effort to shift Veteran support to keeping connected with phone calls and letters.  Branch 66 received its charter and opened on May 4th, 1928.  Their mission is to serve Veterans, regardless of where or when they served, including military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve the community and country.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Jamil helped us hand over $812 to Ponoka Legion Branch 66 today (Friday, June 5th).  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 $80,000 to local charities over the past 52 months!  THANK-YOU!

The June Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “KIMCHI THE BEST” created in collaboration with guest chef Calder Sutton. It includes steamed bao with sriracha aioli, vegetarian Kimchi, a house made 4oz beef smash patty topped with hoisin ketchup, red miso glazed shredded pork, fresh pea shoots and garnished with a charred scallion! $2 from every Lacombe June Burger of the Month sold will go directly to the families of Andrew Abel & Nathaniel Johnson.

For more information contact:

 

Kaitlyn Knapp

Manager

Ponoka Legion

403.783.4076

rclbranch66@telus.net

 

Jamil Rawji

May LA BOTM Guest Chef

Ponoka Professional Pharmacy

403.783.3333

ponokarx@telusplanet.net

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca