In the celebrity world, it’s generally accepted that you’ve “made it” if people know you by a single name. These days, celebrity chefs are joining the party and with, it’s no different. Better known as simply “Ricardo,” this talented entrepreneur has branched out into many areas, all which tie back to food and the ideas of cooking, eating as a family
Ricardo has been featured on TV, has his own widely published English and French magazines, has published cook books, and hosted a food show on the radio. He was recently named to the Order of Canada for his accomplishments, growing his status as a household name, especially in Quebec.
Espace Ricardo: The Retail Cooking Store
Ricardo recently opened a store in Montreal’s South Shore neighbourhood of Saint Lambert. The first of its kind, it is sure to please cooks and chefs of all types with its array of cooking accessories, kitchen decor elements, and kitchenware. If you’ve been reading his magazines and wanted to get your hands on his cooking utensils, now you can.
Mama Choka: A Sweet Deal
In addition to the opening of this Espace Ricardo, a new brand called Mama Choka was launched. It’s the desserts and pastries section of the main store. They carry chocolate, caramel, candy, popcorn, nuts, marshmallows, cotton candy, and other sweets. Ricardo’s Kitchen Director, Kareen Grondin, manages it so you know you’re in good hands.
During the store opening event I tried some of sugar rush inducing sweets and was impressed. After sampling their sweet creations, you know you’ll want more!