Our Stories

Celebrating International Women's Day with The Charcoal Group!

The Charcoal Group has grown its team with a group of successful women at its core and continue to support the importance of women leaders in the workplace.

By identifying and investing in strong female team members, Charcoal Group has established a team of 17 female leaders and will continue to grow that number in the coming years. With women in roles including marketing, operations, management and culinary, the Charcoal Group continues to support female talent in the hospitality industry.

With a combined 95 years of time spent with the Charcoal...

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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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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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