Cuisine and Company one of three finalists -Surrey Women in Business Awards

February 16th, 2015

Please join us On Thursday, March 5, 2015, the Surrey Board of Trade will host the 6th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon, with Presenting Sponsor Vancity Savings Credit Union.  This event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community.

We will be joined by keynote speaker Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, and MP for Papineau, Quebec.

Steve Darling of Global BC is back as Master of Ceremonies!

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Location: Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey, B.C.)
Time: Registration and lunch – 11:30 a.m.; program – 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Admission (+GST): $55.00 each or $440.00 for a table of 8

Presenting Sponsor:   Vancity Savings Credit Union

Award Sponsors:      A.S. Bubber & Associates Chartered Accountants
      Simon Fraser University

Media Sponsor:         The Leader Newspaper

Nominations were judged on the nominee’s work in Surrey, business acumen, leadership, balanced lifestyle and community involvement and service.

The finalists are (in alphabetical order by last name):

Angela Herd – The Family Hope Clinic
Marilyn Pearson – Cuisine & Company
Maria Nieves Santos-Greaves – Surrey Hearing Care

Ruby Bains – G&F Financial Group
Dr. Jane Fee – Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Dr. Kimberly Tsang – FYiDoctors

Not-for-Profit Leader
Sue McIntosh – Seniors Come Share Society
Susan Sanderson – The Realistic Success Recovery Society
Coreen Windbiel – Surrey Association for Community Living

Corporate / Leadership
Karen Klein – ICBC
Hanne Madsen – GroYourBiz
Sheida Shakib-Zadeh – Pizza Hut Restaurants

To register, go to (your login information is below) or call 604.581.7130.

Thomas Keller / Daniel Boulud Team Take Home Silver Medal in Bocuse d’Or 2015

January 28th, 2015

Norway takes home the Gold.

Bocuse d’Or — the Olympics-like French culinary competition that takes place every two years in January in Lyon, France — announced its winners today after two days of intense kitchen competition. A total of 24 countries were represented this year. Norway took home the gold; the U.S. won the silver medal; and Sweden took home a bronze for third place. This was the first year the Americans placed higher than sixth in the international competition. The American team was led by Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Gavin Kaysen. French Laundry executive sous chef Philip Tessier and his commis Skylar Stover rounded out the American team.

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Great Quote….Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat Pray Love

January 28th, 2015

elizabeth gilbert and husband jose nunes

‘A woman’s place is in the kitchen…with her feet up, drinking a glass of wine, watching her husband cook her a meal.'”

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

January 24th, 2015

Beaulieu Vineyard

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more—Megan Krigbaum; research by Stephanie Zhang

One of the oldest producers in the valley, BV offers tours of the original winery building, which dates back to 1885. These are followed by barrel samples of Cabernet and a stop in the new Heritage Room, which chronicles the history of wine in

French Laundry Stolen Wine Found

January 23rd, 2015

french laundry, yountville, restaurant, expensive, luxuryMore than $300,000 in rare wines stolen from the famed The French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley has been found in a private cellar in North Carolina.

The wine was stolen on Christmas Day from the restaurant in Yountville, California.

Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Doug Pike told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat that it’s still unclear how the bottles of mainly rare French wine ended up in Greensboro.

No arrests have been made.

Pike says the stolen wine included bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, where the winery owners use laser and digital technology on corks and capsules to curb counterfeiting and theft. A single bottle can cost up to $10,000. Screaming Eagle wines were also stolen.

Pike said 72 bottles of wine were recovered Wednesday from a wine buyer who was not aware the wine had been stolen. Restaurant staff said in December that 76 bottles of wine were stolen.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that people connected to the restaurant stole the wine.

While Chef and owner Thomas Keller did not specify the total number or value of stolen bottles, the Napa Sheriff’s officials said an initial investigation pegged the lost inventory at 40 to 50 bottles.

Pike had previously told NBC Bay Area the wine went missing sometime after 2 p.m. on Christmas during a “brief window where there was nobody there” at the site, which he said he was told is typically staffed 24-7. The three Michelin-starred restaurant had closed for planned renovation.

Pike said authorities believe the theft was targeted, given the brands and vintages that were stolen. A photo posted to Instagram showed a splintered door.

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