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2017 - Winners Magazine

This inspiring E-magazine showcases the winning Restaurant & Bar Design Awards winning projects from the UK and around the globe, the Awards ceremony itself including the stories behind the 'Soundscape' design and build, the Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards and much much more.

View the magazine here

Talk @ Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen

Our final Restaurant & Bar Design Talk of 2017 was held at the award-winning Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen (Harvey Nichols, London) on Tuesday evening.

Attended by architects, designers and F&B Operators, the talk saw Paul Finucane (Director of Stores, Harvey Nichols), Ewald Damen (Virgile + Partners) and Simon Mills (Bespoke Editor, Wallpaper*) talk about the collaboration and concept behind the Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen and how the Wallpaper* brand sits within Harvey Nichols.

View Richard Lewisohn's event photos here

2018 - Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

This will be our tenth year of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. We are really looking forward to seeing the breadth of creativity that will enter in the coming months.

The judging panel will be announced on the 30th November.

Awards schedule and guidelines

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November 15, 2017; Charlotte, NC - Diversey, the leading global hygiene and cleaning company has launched a new brand identity, vision and values to ensure it remains modern and relevant to all of its audiences.

The new brand aims to be strong and distinctive to differentiate Diversey from its competitors in a global marketplace as well as support future strategic aims. The new branding also reflects the scale of the pioneering company’s ambitions under the leadership of President & CEO Dr. Ilham Kadri.  The new brand is the result of extensive research with key stakeholder groups around the world.

Diversey is prominent across a range of sectors, including building care, health care, hospitality, facility management, retail and food service, in addition to food and beverage. The rebranding announcement is key evidence of intent from the newly independent company which was acquired from former parent company - the Sealed Air Corporation - by leading private investment firm, Bain Capital Private Equity in September 2017.

Diversey is now a standalone company, comprising the former Sealed Air Diversey Care division and the food hygiene solution business. It is set to be based in new corporate headquarters in York County, South Carolina in the first quarter of 2018.

The independent company has sought to immediately redefine its core mission and brand strategy, reflecting its aim to become: “The leading global innovator, developer and provider of cleaning, sanitation and maintenance products, systems and services,” according to Dr. Ilham Kadri, President and CEO of Diversey.     

Diversey is bringing a fresh dimension to its well-established reputation of shaping solutions to individual customer needs, by pledging to place their customers at the very heart of their business, and of everything they do. This “customer-centric” ethos delivers an ethical, responsible and tailored cleaning and hygiene service that does not neglect the bottom line; with Diversey promising to deliver significant productivity improvements, lower total operating costs and brand protection for their customers.

Diversey’s new identity was honed under the auspices of senior management drawing on counsel from London-based branding experts BrandOpus. The new branding seeks to re-emphasise the considerable range of strengths that have long been identified in Diversey’s rise to global pre-eminence. It is also explicit, as Dr. Ilham Kadri explains, of: “The agility and decisiveness that customers can rightly anticipate, and which the new found independence has bestowed on the company’s operations.” 

Dr. Kadri also reflects on the redefined ethical dimension, which she identifies as an existing strength in the market, but which has been placed center stage as a key characteristic of the new company’s approach, commenting: “Diversey plays an essential role in keeping people safe in so many key sectors that we are reaffirming our ethical ideals which we view as empowering to both our staff and our customers. As a company we are courageous in our convictions - no matter the challenge, we seek to do the right thing. Our ethics are at the heart of our business, they are non-debatable and embraced by all employees no matter their role.”

Diversey never loses sight of the company’s proud heritage of 94 years of expertise and knowledge. However, it is placing more emphasis on the company’s role as “Facilitators for life,” whereby the broader ethical awareness and commitments to sustainability – such as clean water and safe food; along with abundant energy and healthy environments. This is linked with the care Diversey displays for people regardless of status.

Rafael Echevarria, VP of Corporate Communications, clarifies: “We deliver a vital service to our customers. Care is embedded in everything we do, and everything we believe. Our business is fundamentally about people. We put people first whether that be the cleaner, employee or customer. This gives our customers total confidence to enable their businesses to grow and thrive.”

Diversey’s new brand strategy is fundamental to its continuing success. In summarizing the company’s future, Rafael Echevarria is succinct: “Diversey is a pioneer of the future and creators of connection. We believe cleaning and hygiene are life essentials. Our ambition is to continue our long legacy with a renewed energy and focus. We will responsibly and responsively deliver effective hygiene solutions and efficient cleaning technologies for our staff, our customers, our planet and our owners long-term benefit.” 

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LONDON, ON (November 14, 2017) – Launching just in time for the holidays, McCormick Canada’s NEW website aims to help Canadians at a time when they’re looking for new inspiration to take their meals to the next level. Live as of this morning, the site focuses on recipes and tips that put flavour front and centre, bringing the joy of flavour to life online.

Inspired by insights into how people are preparing meals at home, includes interactive filters, allowing visitors to browse based on food, spice or flavours such as savoury and sweet. The site also introduces new and exciting ways to eat and cook with even more flavour, as users can even search by cooking method and primary ingredients, making personalization a top priority.

For cooks at any level, the website features tips and techniques to take their cooking up a notch, many of which have been developed by McCormick culinary experts.

“In creating, McCormick is redefining the way Canadians think about and prepare meals,” says Cheryl Radisa, VP Marketing at McCormick Canada. “We believe that by making flavour the key ingredient, we can help bring the joy of flavour to Canadian homes.”

As Canada’s biggest name in herbs, spices and flavourings, McCormick’s new, developed by MRM//McCann, is easy to navigate and robust in its capabilities, from simple recipe search and flavour discovery, to product knowledge and purchase.

Visit the website at HelloFlavour.cato discover the joy of flavour.

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Our Seasonal Huckleberry has Returned

We were excited when we heard too! Our foragers had the opportunity to get out onto the Monashees again this season and pick enough berries for us to produce a limited batch of our seasonal Huckleberry Liqueur

Wild-picked, the flavour profile of the huckleberries surprise us every year. This year notes reminisce of a tannin-forward fortified wine with a hint of tartness. Drizzled over ice-cream - our latest batch will not disappoint!

Get your Huckleberry today, while stocks last. 






Kelowna Jingle Mingle Now on Sale

We had so much fun partnering up with the Okanagan Young Professionals last Christmas in Kelowna that we are doing it again!

Tickets from the Jingle Mingle are now available at Earlybird Pricing* of $20 which includes your welcome drink and appetizers.

Join us for this sell-out event with themed cocktails, a spiked hot chocolate station, good ol' fashioned mingling and of course a special guest appearance (if we were good enough) from Santa!

*Limited Earlybird tickets available. 







(Jody Wenger, Okanagan Spirits and Oscar Carreira, The Bulldog, celebrate the launch)

The Bulldog joins Take Back the Well

Announcing The Bulldog Grand Cafe as our latest member to join the Take Back the Well movement!

"With our goal here at The Bulldog being to promote community, local products, what the Okanagan has to offer and it's sense of family, we are so pleased to come on board with Okanagan Spirits.

"An amazing distillery and perfect enhancement for our menu." - Oscar Carreira, Food & Beverage manager, The Bulldog Grand Cafe.

In putting Farm-to-Flask locally produced world-class spirits ahead of the big multinationals, The Bulldog Cafe has shown that they are at the forefront of farm-to-table in everything they do! Our family at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery salutes you for choosing us as your signature brand for premium craft BC spirits. 

As Take Back the Well businesses switch to supporting local, we hope that you choose to support them as we do. 

Click here to find out more on the Bulldog Grand Cafe.





Calendar of Events

 Nov 17th - Tin Foil Ball - Kelowna Art Gallery
Nov 24th, 25th - Hopscotch Vancouver - PNE, Vancouver
Dec 14th - Jingle Mingle - Kelowna





Cocktail of the Week: Manhattan

 2 oz Okanagan Spirits Whisky
 ¾ oz Sweet Vermouth
 3 dashes Denman Bitters

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