Toronto-based Jamie Kennedy is one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs, known for his legendary commitment to environmental issues and his support of sustainable agriculture, local producers and traditional methods. This dedication seeps into all aspects of his work: the fish he buys, the meat and vegetables he serves and, increasingly, the wines he brings into his restaurants.
“Canada’s Own is a place of inspiration and authority for people,” he says. “It’s helping them make good choices about the food they eat and it’s coming from this company first. Not only does Canada’s Own provide an opportunity to enjoy the bounty and flavours of our respective regions, but also to broaden the reach of our locally based food economies, allowing farmers and processors to engage.”
A recipient of the Order of Canada, Kennedy makes every effort to minimize the impact of his operations on the environment and his whole team is always on the look-out for like-minded suppliers and more sound farming methods.