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!

 

 

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