Chefs &
Restaurants

Premium fresh local produce

Picked and delivered within minutes

Victoria boasts one of the highest densities of restaurants per capita in Canada. The culinary bar is set extremely high, with each establishment constantly searching for a competitive edge.

Meanwhile, the local food movement is growing exponentially, with consumers going out of their way to support locally sourced & sustainably grown food.

TOPSOIL is pioneering Victoria’s new hyper-local food economy, and we mean business. We’re partnering with passionate chefs who want to put themselves on the culinary map by serving the highest quality, freshest, most local produce in the city.

“You can’t beat food this fresh. I’m constantly blown away by the flavour and quality of the produce TOPSOIL delivers.

I’ve put huge effort into creating our menu items and it’s so satisfying to use quality ingredients to bring them to life – and the customers keep coming back for more. It’s a win-win all round.”

James Avila – Head Chef,  Fiamo Italian Kitchen

From garden to kitchen

Fresh produce is hand-harvested from TOPSOIL at Dockside Green and packed directly into sealed, food-safe containers.

The just-picked produce is walked or biked directly from the garden to the restaurant within minutes of being harvested.

When TOPSOIL arrives at the restaurant we neatly place the food containers in the fridge, ready to be washed, prepped and served. Once the produce is used, the containers are collected and re-used for the next harvest – eliminating unnecessary landfill waste.

We collaborate with chefs to ensure delivery days are convenient and correspond to weekends and purchase order schedules. Delivering every few days cuts down on required fridge storage space, and extra produce can stay fresher in the ground until it’s needed.

Gourmet lettuce

Arugula

Kale

Chard

Spinach

Mesculin mix

Mustard greens

Radishes

Turnips

Cucumbers

Summer squash

Basil

Mint

+ Unique varieties

As local as it gets

Restaurants can now source produce grown just a few blocks away – a powerful competitive advantage that’s appealing to both local diners and the tourism market.

Freshest in town

Chefs already know fresh picked produce tastes the best and presents the best. Now imagine being able to work with fresh local produce the day it was harvested – even within minutes of it being picked!

Unique varieties

We can grow unique and unusual vegetable varieties upon request – like purple basil or strawberry mint – to give our restaurant partners a point of difference.

Customisable orders

Each chef is involved in designing their crop plan and can customise a portion of what’s grown. Want lots of basil but no mint? No problem!

No wasteful packaging

Produce is delivered in clean food-safe plastic containers first thing in the morning, straight to your fridge. Empty containers are collected, washed and resused.

Clean and safe

ZERO chemical fertilizers, pesticides or sprays, and our harvest & delivery processes are Vancouver Island Health Authority approved.

Picked and delivered straight to your kitchen within minutes

Ready to wow your customers?

Phone 250-634-3992

chris@topsoileatlocal.com

TOPSOIL is partnering with a select number of Victoria-based restaurants who want to serve the freshest local produce to their customers.

Give us a call or an email, or use the enquiry form below.

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