Getting to know the Chefs of Tomorrow

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  Be sure to read Part 1 of this SERIES.

The annual Niagara Parks Apprentice Cooks & Chefs Showcase Dinner is fast approaching, and culinary minds are eager to showcase their talents

As we continue with our showcase here are three more apprentice cooks who will be showing off their skills that evening:

Apprentice Cook Dylan Webber

Dylan likes the excitement and rush of a busy kitchen like Edgewaters Restaurant where he’s worked for the past 8 years. This is his 3rd year as an apprentice. He’s been sharpening his skills from almost the very beginning, working his way up by doing large preparation of soups and sauces for catering and events. He is often asked to work public events because of his charisma and people skills. Continue reading

Getting to know the Chefs of Tomorrow

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The annual Niagara Parks Apprentice Cooks & Chefs Showcase Dinner is fast approaching, where we showcase culinary talent from the region. Here are just a few of the apprentice cooks who will be showing off their skills that evening:

Apprentice Cook Lonnie Davis

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Lonnie started at Elements on the Falls restaurant 7 years ago as a dishwasher. He spent a summer and a half keeping the dishes clean while slowly helping on prep and working the line until he was offered the chance to start the apprenticeship program. That was 5 and a half years ago and he hasn’t looked back. He enjoys the exciting pace and the fact that it’s different all the time, from large functions to buyouts he serves a variety of people from all over the world. “It’s a great place to take pride in your work.” Continue reading

Niagara Parks teams up with the Canadian Wildlife Federation

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Here at Niagara Parks, we take environmental conservation to heart because we’re tasked with keeping 56 kilometers or riverfront property in tiptop shape, all while making sure species of the area have safe and healthy habitats.

In October, Niagara Parks teamed up with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to make sure we can continue preserving the environment along the Niagara River to foster animal and plant growth. As a Naturalist, I’m pretty excited about this opportunity. The Canadian Wildlife Federation is one of the best organizations in Canada dedicated to educating, informing and preserving all sorts of creatures that are native to our country.

This new agreement between Niagara Parks and the Canadian Wildlife Federation means that Niagara Parks staff will have access to education materials, research documents and other resources to help us move forward in creating sustainable environments for our animal neighbours. In turn, we’ll be able to use these resources to educate visitors to Niagara Parks, especially at the School of Horticulture and Botanical Gardens. Since staff will be trained and have access to research, we can apply that knowledge hands-on in the massive area that we call Niagara Parks.

Did you know? Niagara Parks is home to owls, spiders, deer and more.

To learn more about conservation in Niagara Parks, click here.