The new year is finally upon us and we, like many others, are happy to say adios 2020. We are starting the new year full of optimism and hope that life will return to some sort of normalcy. We continue to focus on community and the creative locals who manage to stay fresh and innovative in the toughest of times.
Born-and-raised Calgarian Vanessa Rundell knows a thing or two about cooking. Having started in the kitchen as a child, by age 15 she was a line-cook at a local eatery. By 20, she was a red-seal chef. Rundell continued to work her way through the restaurant industry honing her skills while focusing on quality, finding the best local ingredients, and bringing people together over food. Today, she’s the talent behind Preserved, an online artisanal foods boutique with a brick-and-mortar store in Bragg Creek. With Alberta’s short harvest season, Rundell supports local farmers by choosing items picked at their peak for optimum freshness. She collaborates directly with producers and farmers like Gull Valley Greenhouses to create products in her lineup that include salsas, candied chilies and bread-and-butter pickles. Rundell features seasonal offerings and curated boxes for gift giving throughout the year. We love the jams paired with cheese and crackers, and always add the mustard pickles and antipasto giardino to our charcuterie board.
Preserved YYC | preservedyyc.com | $8.25- $9.75