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PICK-UP DINNER: Anishinaabe Dinner by Chef Candace

July 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-order online until THU Jul 22, 10pm
Pick up on FRI Jul 23, 6-7:30pm

Chef Candace — whose name is Nawatiin Kwe, meaning Calm Water Woman — is an Anishinaabe entrepreneur from Aundeck-Omni-Kaning on Mantoulin Island. Her passion for food started as a child, and continued to grow over the years as she helped prepare foods for lunches, events, and ceremonies in her community. An interest in wellness and nutrition, emerging from more than 10 years as a frontline worker, also informs her approach to sourcing and preparing healthy, local, seasonal and traditional foods and medicines, like her Cedar Tea kits. Chef Candace has prepared this meal to share with us, inspired by the traditional foods and connection to the land of her First Nation family.

Berry Salad
Fresh ’dinosaur’ (lacinato) kale and leafy greens, jewelled with summer strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, dressed with a vinaigrette of all-organic maple syrup, olive oil, balsamic vinegar & mustard. 

Venison Stew
A simple braise of organic local produce like squash, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, fresh herbs grown nearby at Black Creek Community Farm, together with dark and tender Ontario venison, this stew offers a rare opportunity to get close to our terroir – the taste of the place where we live.
Also available vegetarian

Wild Rice with Cranberries 
Wild rice (manoomin in Ojibwe) was a staple for many Canadian First Nations for centuries. A highly nutritious alternative to domesticated rice (to which it is not related), it contains twice the protein as brown rice and is an excellent source vitamins and minerals. This nutty, organic, wild rice is hand-harvested in Saskatchewan, and cooked with cranberries for touch of sweetness. 

Mini Fry Bread 
A slightly sweet, fried relative of bannock, this child of the ‘five white gifts’ (flour, salt, sugar, milk, and lard), has become a favourite treat at powwows and other gatherings, made even more tempting with a tangy and colourful fresh berry sauce and a sprinkling of icing sugar.


Strawberry Drink | 350ml | $8
An exquisitely refreshing summer beverage; organic honey, water and strawberries. 

Wild Rice | 525g | $25
Versatile, nutritious and exceptionally tasty; a uniquely Canadian ingredient that supports Indigenous communities and traditional foodways. 

Cedar Tea Kit | $25
Cedar is one of the four sacred medicines. Kits includes: 3 tea bags, jar of organic maple syrup, jar of organic honey, honey dipper, and instructions.

Venison, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Anishinaabe Dinner for 2 $48 • for 4 $90


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Chef Candace is an Indigenous entrepreneur who has worked in the Indigenous community as a frontline worker over the last fifteen years. Candance’s Catering was born out of a lifelong passion for food and has become another way to serve my community. Ceremony and connection to the land is a big part of my life, and my family’s life as Anishinaabe people. My dream is to travel North America and beyond to build relationships with communities, gain knowledge about food, plants and medicines and share these stories and knowledge with the world. Miigwetch (thank you)!

candacescatering.ca | @candace_catering_



July 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Depanneur


1033 College Street

Toronto, Ontario m6k 2b5 Canada
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