It's official! The Culinary Tourism Alliance has certified Ancaster Mill, Cambridge Mill and Spencer's at the Waterfront as Feast On™ Taste of Ontario restaurants. Pearle Hospitality couldn't be happier to have its properties included on a list of provincial venues offering diverse culinary adventures.
The CTA is a non-for-profit devoted to “connecting taste-makers, sharing their stories and sparking delicious developments in food tourism.” Established in 2011 by experts in food tourism development, The Culinary Tourism Alliance prides itself on being a meeting place for Ontario growers, chefs and enthusiasts who love local food and drink. By viewing authentic food experiences as significant economic drivers for communities, the CTA seeks to enrich these experiences, primarily for visiting travellers with an affinity for food culture.
Feast On™ wants to make Ontario's local food and drink its “worst kept secret.” The certification program recognizes the chefs, purveyors and restaurateurs across the province who are loyal to sourcing and celebrating Ontario grown and made food and drink. After proving that procurement practices match the program's outlined standards, interested businesses must agree to the Feast On™ manifesto, requiring a commitment to:
Feast On™ is an invaluable resource for the collaborative networking of businesses in the agriculture, tourism, arts and food culture industries.
Building a community of like-minded clients, contributors and supporters is what drives Pearle Hospitality. Its growth and success are attributed to a foundation strongly rooted in quality, integrity, perseverance and, of course, incredible culinary experiences. In forging a partnership with the Culinary Tourism Alliance program, Ancaster Mill, Cambridge Mill and Spencer's at the Waterfront are actively committing to a program whose goals align with Pearle Hospitality's values. The company's food philosophy, for example, is mirrored by the Feast On™ pledge to minimize the distance between field and fork. This mutual mission to “cultivate a better, more delicious Ontario” from the soil up is a mantra that inspires the Pearle Hospitality brand. From imagining a farm and butchery that could support its restaurants, to building an agricultural education centre to very recently actualizing its first-ever harvest, Pearle Hospitality is establishing itself as a leading advocate of the local, sustainable food movement.