What It Takes To Make Fresh Food

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The thing we take very seriously at Chill Out Café and Bakery is our commitment to freshness and taste!  We firmly believe that you can’t have one without the other.   For example when it comes time to add blueberries to our muffins we won’t use frozen ones because we notice the effects in the end product, frozen blueberries tend to wilt and do not burst with flavour after they have been put in the deep freeze.  That’s why the blueberries we use must be fresh not frozen, to allow for maximum taste and texture.  To keep our standards this high we feel we must take the time necessary to create goodness in our food.  
Sadly, we feel our commitment to freshness and qualities has occasionally let some of our patrons down, due to the food not being quite ready or still in the kitchen when they’ve come in and for this we sincerely apologize.  Demand has been growing in our shop very quickly.  We are learning from this and have been starting our dishes even earlier to make sure they are ready for when you arrive.  
The up-side to our consciousness of freshness, quality and taste is the amount of whole foods that are used in our food and the lesser amount of any chemicals and preservatives.  When we choose to cook and bake with fresh food rather than processed foods, we are doing our customers a big favor. And while “healthy pastries” may seem counterintuitive, the fact that we cook and bake without using products containing ingredients you can’t pronounce on the label means you can enjoy your baked goods as a tasty part of healthy living.
We truly hope you enjoy our food and tasty treats here at Chill Out Café and Bakery and hope that you’ll be by to visit us again soon.  Thank you for your business, as we strive to make it even tastier and more enjoyable each and every day!

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David Dinan

Hot Shoe Studio, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

His long-time love for photography started at an early age, transforming into more than just a hobby. With a young entrepreneurial spirit starting in High School, David opened a sign design company. He designed signage for companies like Cultures, Don Cherries Sports Bar & Restaurant, Play-It-Again Sports and many others. David decided to continue growing in his passion by attending Niagara College for Marketing, in Niagara Falls Canada. After school, David quickly found himself immersed in world of Real Estate, working with a few dynamic individuals that soon became his mentors for the next decade. Working from a two Realtor basement office, David assisted in the growth of the company to 130 agents. Then tragedy struck one of his mentors, and David took this as a sign to explore more of the world. This opened the door for opportunities. As David started to travel abroad, he found new challenges and opportunities involving another of his passions, scuba diving. This lead to many great adventures, however none as great as becoming part of the team at Bans Diving, the world’s leader in diving certifications, where David took on the role of Sales Manager and facilitated the Divemaster Program. David learned the scuba business from industry world leaders (similar to real estate); and this lead him to work as a Sales Manager for a scuba equipment distribution company in Indonesia in charge of Bali and many of the surrounding islands. There David implemented their largest campaign to date, set up new dealers and launched a new in-store marketing campaign. Now after many years of traveling David and his wife Jessica have returned to Canada and have made Red Deer, Alberta their home. Jessica is following her passion too, and working on achieving her Masters of Library Sciences, as David starts his next professional adventure by helping businesses like yours grow and exceed expectations. David aims to utilize his decades of experience in sales and marketing, to assist you in devising a personalized plan that will hone your business’s marketing potential and take it to new heights. Hot Shoe Studio will be officially open for business as of January 2016. If you have a need for marketing, are looking for a bit of advice or need to overhaul your entire business plan, let’s sit down. Together we will gauge your needs and wants and create a perfect plan to achieve your specific business goals.