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Borealis Grille


4336 King Street East
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6

The Borealis concept took over five years of planning and intensive research. The management team is headed up by President Ed Jandrisits, Aldo Mauro and Court Desautels. "The chefs and managers have all been ‘on board’ for almost a year and have helped immensely in fine tuning the restaurant’s final look and menu,” says Mauro. "Our strategy is based on what we believe are enlightened practices including a responsible purchasing policy. We didn’t want to hurry the launch, we wanted to do it right.”

The ‘buy-local’ approach is based upon five key tenants:

  1. Fresh food is better

  2. Local food is safer

  3. Buying local diversifies the community’s economy

  4. People are connected to the farmer/producer

  5. The environmental impact is minimized due to less transportation

"Perhaps the main reason I’ve decided to go local is because of my concern for the environment”, says Desautels (who was a founding member of The Green Party of Canada). "Many people do not realise that food travels nearly 3,000 km to our plate in this country! And, it is transported on diesel fuelled, pollution-spewing trucks. It’s insane, and unnecessary.”


  1. Local: yes
  2. Menu: http://www.borealisgrille.ca/menu/
  3. Price: $$$
  4. Alcohol: yes
  5. Takes Reservations: yes