Canadian North to offer locally made meals on Kitikmeot flights

“We are excited by the opportunity,” says owner of Cambridge Bay’s Kuugaq Café

A busy lunch hour at the Kuugaq Cafe in Cambridge Bay sees owner Stuart Rostant taking orders. As of Nov. 1, on-flight meals on Canadian North out of Cambridge Bay will be supplied by the Kuugaq Café. The locally made meals are linked to Canadian North’s new schedule, which will see a flight crew and aircraft based in the western Nunavut hub. (Photo by Jane George)

By Jane George

Canadian North’s new flight schedule in western Nunavut means there will be locally made meals for all air passengers in the Kitikmeot region.

This is one of the breakfast selections made by the Kuugaq Café that will be available as of Nov. 1 on flights leaving Cambridge Bay. (Photo courtesy of the Kuugaq Café)

Hungry? This is an example of the roast beef sandwich from the Kuugaq Café available on flights out of Cambridge Bay, starting Nov. 1. (Photo courtesy of the Kuugaq Café)

As of Nov. 1, passengers flying out of Cambridge Bay on the merged airline will receive meals made by the Kuugaq Café in Cambridge Bay-

Breakfast options include yogurt and a made-in-house breakfast square or quiche and fruit, said Kuugaq co-owner Stuart Rostant.

Lunch and dinners will feature a roast beef sandwich on homemade bread with potato salad and desert, a chicken salad sandwich with similar sides, or a ham and potato salad, he said.

With the new schedule, Canadian North will also have a crew stationed in Cambridge Bay.

The Kuugak Café will supply meals for the flights leaving Cambridge Bay for other communities in the Kitikmeot region six days a week, as well as for the jet leaving Cambridge Bay four times a week for Kugluktuk and Yellowknife.

The number of meals, from 30 to 60, will depend on the number of passengers flying on any given day.

The three meal options will be rotated on a weekly basis.

Rostant said “we anticipate that it will be quite a bit of work, but we are excited by the opportunity.”

The café, owned by Stuart Rostant and Amanda Doiron Rostant, opened nearly three years ago in an area of Cambridge Bay that’s become more built up as the community of about 1,800 continues to grow.

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(5) Comments:

  1. Posted by Derek on

    Awesome Canadian North. Thank you for supporting local businesses in Cambridge Bay.

  2. Posted by inuk stomach on

    The foods looks so delicious, this is awesome to see great northern catering being used by our airline. Can you consider some options that do not have dairy as an ingredient? A lot of Inuit have issues with dairy. Just a suggestion.

  3. Posted by The Good Ol Days on

    First Air used to do this in Rankin a long time ago, but we don’t have any decent restaurants anymore, only Inns North, which is very sub par.

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