Michael Smith Goes To University
Chef Michael Smith and Sodexo are proud to announce the Grand Opening of their new restaurant concept – The Canadian Grilling Company by Chef Michael Smith. The official opening of the restaurant took place at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario on Thursday January 11, 2012.Chef Michael Smith and Sodexo began collaborating several years ago based on a shared appreciation and respect for delicious, nutritious, local and sustainable food. This relationship has grown over the years to the point that Michael is active in all facets of Sodexo’s business and also passionately represents the company’s charitable STOP Hunger organization in its mission to end hunger.
Along this journey Michael and Sodexo began bouncing around the idea of creating a special restaurant concept that would embrace their shared values and provide customers with a uniquely enjoyable Canadiana experience. The mission To create and grow a national chain where people love to eat, work and learn about Canadian sustainable food. “We’re honouring local Canadian farmers, ranchers and growers”. “I’m wildly excited to be collaborating with my friends and colleagues at Sodexo to launch the Canadian Grilling Company. Our journey begins in Kingston, Ontario on campus at Queens University, a long time Sodexo client partner. We’re looking forward to sharing this exciting opportunity with you as well!” Adds Chef Michael Smith.