April 1, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Lowertown Brewery

part of a series on Change

About the speaker

The world around us is always in flux. We, as individuals and as communities, affect how and why, as well as when and where, we push for change. This month, 137 cities will be exploring the shifting lenses and multifaceted theme of Change.

More specifically, our chapter will be talking about the ever changing and evolving food scene in Ottawa. The Ottawa restaurant scene has changed significantly over the last few years with more trendy restaurants and food trucks popping up in neighbourhoods such as Hintonburg, New Edinburgh, Centretown, Westboro and even the suburbs of the nation’s capital. To help us speak on this topic, we’re happy to introduce our pals and foodie extraordinaire; Jennifer Lim and Don Chow of FoodiePrints.

Jennifer Lim and Don Chow are the founders of the highly successful, a blog highlighting their love of food and their city. Which Jenn will tell you apparently happened by accident, but I’m sure they’ll tell you more about that on Friday!

Both born and raised in Ottawa, Don and Jenn grew up in families where food was the centre of family and holiday celebrations. By day, Don works in the federal public service while Jenn teaches advance mathematics at the elementary school level. In December 2006, Don founded foodiePrints, with Jenn officially joining him as editor and blogger a year later. Initially, it was meant to be a collection of recipes but soon grew into a collection of stories and reviews of restaurants. They learned that their hometown prepared and served great food. From meeting restaurateurs, chefs, cooks, farmers, and other local producers, they have been documenting it all, sharing it with their readers around the world.

In fall 2014, they released their first book Ottawa Food: A Hungry Capital; which documents the local dining, food and drink scene since the late 1970s to 2014.

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Event Schedule:
8:30 AM - Doors
9:00 AM - Talk begins
9:20 AM - Questions Period
9:30 AM - Networking
10:00 AM - END