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​Making Straws Suck Less: A Restaurant-wide World Oceans Day Initiative

Back on Earth Day 2016, a simple graphic changed our group’s views on straw-consumption, leading us to reduce our carbon footprint by serving plastic straws on request only. Since adopting this “Straws on Request” Policy, we have saved nearly 3 million straws from being trashed.

Now, on World Ocean’s Day 2018, we’re excited to announce that we’re making straws suck a little less! Effective today, we have fully transitioned from providing plastic straws (on request only!) to paper straws at all of our locations.

After adopting a “Straws on Request” policy, swapping out plastic straws for paper was the next logical...

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3 Chefs go to Market for Food Day Canada

3 Chefs go to Market for Food Day Canada

Food Day Canada is very special not only to The Bauer Kitchen but to the entire Charcoal Group Family. As the Wideman's say, "it's not a trend for us, it's just the way we do business" – we have always believed in supporting local by buying where possible and we have done so for 60 years. Food Day Canada is a chance to honour our Ontario farmers, fishers, foodies, and researchers. This is the 1st year we will be participating and the menu that Chef Clarmo has crafted has captured an essence of Canadian Cusine that is very thrilling and very local-inspired. So...

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How to win a Cold Booze Competition

How to win a Cold Booze Competition

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The Bauer Bakery may be one of Midtown’s hidden gems, but it sure knows how to make a big splash in the GTA cocktail scene. Early last week during the Cold Booze competition held by Propeller Coffee Co. in Toronto, ON, ten established cafés from across western and southern Ontario gathered to showcase their variations of a "cold booze" cocktail using Propeller’s Cold Brew as inspiration. The Bauer Bakery & Café was one of the contenders, so I caught up with Ginny Pintur, half of the Bauer team who crafted The Boozy Bauer cocktail, to...

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Partners in

Read the story behind Charcoal Group's newly crafted Signature Wines.

The Final

Part Two to the Partners in Wine signature wines series.

Designing the Labels

Read about the process behind designing the labels for the new signatures wines.

Phase 2

Six Sommeliers and an Aspiring Wine Drinker Walk Into a Vineyard...

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