Fredericton Chef Among Canadian Culinary Superstars Behind New “Trendy Foods” Cookbook

Fredericton, New Brunswick – April 12, 2016 – Want to know what’s hot in food this summer? According to Chef Greg Godfrey, Executive Chef at the Delta Fredericton, flavoured hummus will be all the rage.

Chef Godfrey is one of 15 top Canadian chefs who have come together to create mouth-watering family-style recipes that incorporate the season’s trending ingredients. The recipes are featured in a new digital cookbook, called Pasta to the Rescue: Hot Summer Dishes for Busy Familiessponsored by Catelli Foods in support of Canada’s food banks. Complete with professional pasta-making tips from the chefs, the cookbook is available for download free of charge at or on the Catelli Facebook page (‎).

The initiative is part of a national campaign by Catelli Foods called Help Us Feed the Hope. For every download or share of the cookbook or its recipes, Catelli Foods will donate servings of pasta to Canada’s food banks. Visitors to the Catelli Foods website will also have the opportunity to enter a unique draw, with a chance to win one of three delicious pasta dinners cooked at home by Chef Godfrey or one of the other participating chefs.

Chef Godfrey’s recipe – a rotini pasta salad – incorporates spicy black bean hummus, an original flavoured hummus that will be popular this summer as it is “easily available and a healthy alternative protein option for meals and snacks,” he explained. “Trendy hummus flavours also include broccoli and roasted garlic, or sweet peas and smoked salt,” he said.

Other chefs featured in the cookbook include: Trevor Simms, Executive Chef of the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront; Renée Bellefeuille, Executive Chef of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; Martin Levesque, Executive Sous Chef of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa; Scott Baechler, Chef Professor and Culinary Team Canada Member at The Canadian Food and Wine Institute in Niagara; David Flegel, Executive Chef of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary; and Eraj Jayawickreme, Executive Chef of the Fairmont Winnipeg.

The Help Us Feed the Hope campaign also features a coast-to-coast in-store promotion where Catelli Foods will donate a serving of Catelli® pasta to food banks nationally for every box of pasta purchased through to the end of May. Participating retailers are Sobeys stores in Eastern Canada.

“Many people don’t realize that summer is a time when the stock at food banks is at its lowest, so this initiative is very timely and appreciated,” said Elizabeth Crawford Thurber, Executive Director of the Greener Village Community Food Centre. “Catelli Foods’ donation will go a long way this summer in helping to provide food for the thousands of families who use the food bank.”

The cookbook name, Pasta to the Rescue, has a double meaning, explained Sandra Kim, Director of Marketing for the Catelli® pasta brand. “With summer being the slowest time of year for food banks and with pasta being a quick and easy meal solution, Catelli Foods is coming to the rescue of both Canadian food banks and families from coast to coast,” she said.

“As Canada’s largest pasta manufacturer, Catelli Foods is pleased to give Canadians the opportunity to join the fight against hunger,” Kim added, explaining that about 850,000 Canadians are assisted by food banks each month, with more than a third being children and youth. “Hunger is a solvable problem and if we all do our part to help others in our community, together we can make a difference.”

The goal is to reach a donation of one million servings of pasta across Canada, Kim said. To get involved in the Help Us Feed the Hope campaign, visit or the Catelli Facebook page (, or purchase Catelli® pasta at participating retailers until late May.

Chef Godfrey will be at the Greener Village Community Food Centre in May to help unload a delivery of Catelli® pasta. The public is invited to attend the unloading event, meet Chef Godfrey and help line the food bank’s shelves with the thousands of boxes of pasta that will be delivered. For date and time details, please visit

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