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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby Bman » Feb 3rd, 2017, 6:21 pm

Tootsie wrote:WOW! Queen K ! The Stetson Motel ! Flash from the past or what !!!!!!!

Did that place at one time have a Chinese restaurant attached to it? I seem to remember that for some reason. And the most surly old waitress delivering our order !


That surly old waitress was Queenie.
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby Queen K » Feb 3rd, 2017, 6:44 pm

Hardly, I was in grade 11 at the time. [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby w84u2 » Feb 3rd, 2017, 6:54 pm

Queen K wrote:Hardly, I was in grade 11 at the time. [icon_lol2.gif]


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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby w84u2 » Feb 3rd, 2017, 6:56 pm

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Queen K wrote:Hardly, I was in grade 11 at the time. [icon_lol2.gif]


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Yeah .......me too.........
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby Queen K » Feb 3rd, 2017, 7:45 pm

Working at the Stetson in 1981 was my first job, paid $3.50/hour and the owner very carefully let those of us earning $3.50 an hour that we were getting 0.25 cents more than was legally required to keep us kitchen prep staff/dishwasher/bottlewashers employed. I think all teens should work in a restaurant for at least one month, min. to keep them humble when being a patron to any restaurant. And Yes, I was in grade 11. Good times.
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby GenesisGT » Feb 3rd, 2017, 8:52 pm

Queen K wrote:Hardly, I was in grade 11 at the time. [icon_lol2.gif]


So you worked there for what, five years. :topic:
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby Queen K » Feb 3rd, 2017, 9:16 pm

You and W84, to the corner. :admin:
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby Thinktank » Feb 4th, 2017, 8:54 am

so the french fries - in restaurants like Whitespot - the two star ones - do they come already prepared from Ontario with three different preservatives on them?

Bread that you get in better restaurants like Swiss Chalet - does it come from a bakery in town, is it baked right there, or does it come frozen from far away?

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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby whatwhat » Feb 4th, 2017, 11:48 am

Thinktank wrote:so the french fries - in restaurants like Whitespot - the two star ones - do they come already prepared from Ontario with three different preservatives on them?

Bread that you get in better restaurants like Swiss Chalet - does it come from a bakery in town, is it baked right there, or does it come frozen from far away?

How does it work?


My personal opinion is if I am going to a chain restaurant probably nothing will be that fresh, local or scratch made.

When it comes to chains they want and need to keep consistency between all stores, and having different menus and products doesn't help that. So premade products tend to help keep food consistent and tasting the same no matter where you eat. Unfortunately, that is something the consumer is looking for.
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby cliffdiving » Feb 4th, 2017, 12:12 pm

Tootsie wrote:YES....you're right! Did it have a Chinese restaurant attached to it? Do you recall ?

Empress Gardens was the Chinese food restaurant. Both my wife and I went there as children with our parents and was a treat!

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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby Jonrox » Feb 4th, 2017, 5:16 pm

It depends what you mean by made from scratch. Most restaurants regardless of whether they're a chain or a high-end restaurant will use fresh produce.

To answer your question about White Spot fries, they source their fresh potatoes from BC growers, only use Kennebec variety, and prepare them inhouse. They also run a promo in the summer with BC blueberries and make their signature pies inhouse using fresh, not frozen, berries. They're a great supporter of BC growers.
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby w84u2 » Feb 4th, 2017, 5:34 pm

The last place in Kelowna that was "made from fresh" was the.......Fish and Chips shack on Sutherland, behind extra foods. (I forget the name....sorry.....). I don't know about the Burger Baron in Rutland, but they are still as close to as fresh as I am aware of. (okay, maybe not, but they are still worthy of an honourable mention) and as close as it gets to "ol' fashioned" as I remember it.
Sorry, it's near supper-time, I am hungry and I digress.
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby Gilchy » Feb 4th, 2017, 6:48 pm

There are a ton of from scratch kitchens in Kelowna. Some of my favs are Raudz, Bouchon's, BNA, and Mamma Rosa (mmmmm).
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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby cliffdiving » Feb 4th, 2017, 7:38 pm

w84u2 wrote:The last place in Kelowna that was "made from fresh" was the.......Fish and Chips shack on Sutherland, behind extra foods. (I forget the name....sorry.....). I don't know about the Burger Baron in Rutland, but they are still as close to as fresh as I am aware of. (okay, maybe not, but they are still worthy of an honourable mention) and as close as it gets to "ol' fashioned" as I remember it.
Sorry, it's near supper-time, I am hungry and I digress.

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Re: Do restaurants make food from scratch any more?

Postby lesliepaul » Feb 4th, 2017, 7:39 pm

Burger Baron, where I have not gone in 5 years (they burnt the patties, fries and buns) was completely disappointing. EVERYTHING was out of a frozen bag.........fries, meat patties. That pretty much covers the menu. If there was a time it WAS fresh, I was not familiar with it.
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