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Unleashing Our Inner Chefs with Bow Valley BBQ

Bessie... But Add a Little ✨ Spice ✨ Bessie has teamed up with Bow Valley BBQ! For a limited time, we will be delivering their award winning Blueberry Merlot Steak Sauce and Missing Link Spice Rub with your favourite Bessie meats. And the cherry on top? Bessie Culinary Club members get a FREE bottle with their February and March subscriptions! Founded by Jamie Ayles and Chris Dean, Bow Valley BBQ brings restaurant flavors to everyday dinner tables. With backgrounds as executives chefs, they used their expertise and passion for food to create their award winning sauces and spice rub. Their sauces and spice are all made in Canmore, at the foot of Alberta's famous mountains. Bow Valley BBQ focuses on simple ingredients to create high quality flavour you'll never forget. Their vision is to inspire everyone to become creators in their own kitchens, no matter what you're cooking.


Beer is back on the menu! We've teamed up with Annex Ale Project to bring their unconventional craft beer straight to your doorstep. WHY ANNEX ALE PROJECT? The Bessie team was introduced to Andew and Erica through our friendship with Euan at Raft Beer Labs. Annex was one of the...

Bessie 2020 Recap

Congratulations! We've graduated from 2020 to 2021... 2020 has been a year filled with uncertainty and unique struggles for the entire world, hitting small businesses hard. We want to start this off by saying thank you to everyone who supported Bessie throughout 2020 💚 We couldn’t have made it through...

Bessie Celebrates at Launch Party

Launch Party celebrates the best in tech in Calgary by creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect with investors, other startups and ecosystem builders

Bessie Celebrates at the 2020 Start Alberta Tech Awards

Bessie is proud to be supporting the Start Alberta Tech Awards this year. Start Alberta recognizes and celebrates the hard work put into changing Alberta’s tech and innovation ecosystem. 

Bessie partners with the Calgary Drop-In Centre and Leftovers

Bessie believes that everyone should have access to healthy food. More than 1 in 10 households in Alberta experience inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints. This can result in an increase in chronic conditions, heart disease and diabetes among adults. By partnering with the Calgary Drop-In Centre and Leftovers...

An Organic Fit: Calgary Beer and Beef

We're straight bubbly over this news. Bessie and Mill Street are working together to deliver combination meat and beer packs right to your door. Fall is better with beer and beef.

Edmonton, Bessie is Here.

After a year of providing Calgarians with sustainable meat and seafood, we’re expanding our operations into Edmonton! It’s always been our plan to grow within the province first, and source from farmers close our distribution centres, and we’re so excited that Edmonton is our next step towards making local food...

Bessie Turns One

Our first year was eye-opening for our young team. We made it through the joy of building something, the frustration of slow progress, and the challenge of a tragic pandemic. We ate a lot, cried a bit, and shared some food.

Beef and COVID: Should you be worried?

Over the last few weeks, several meat processing plants in Canada have been impacted by COVID-19.  Here’s what you need to know: What's happening? Cargill Meat Solutions in High River has confirmed 38 staff members have been infected with COVID-19. Updated (18/04/2020): according to CBC, 358 COVID-19 cases are linked...

Thoughts on Canada's Agriculture Day

Bessie works with farms—and we love our suppliers—and because of that we want to go deeper than sharing “Thank a Farmer” memes. Agriculture is a tough industry and is too often associated with manual labour. The true story is much grander.

Bessie was featured on the Ideas and Stuff Podcast!

Episode 086: Spencer Kerber & Shanika Abeysinghe We talked to Calgary business owner, Michael Montgomery about food, farmers, and how Bessie was started. Ideas and Stuff podcast Episode 86 features Bessie founders Spencer Kerber & Shanika Abeysinghe "Bessie has to compete with the biggest companies in the entire world." Listen to the rest...

Bessie's First Year

The meals we eat are less important than the people we eat them with. As we look back on 2019, we can’t believe how lucky we are! We feel like we’ve found the needle in the haystack—again and again—every time we’re able to deliver great tasting, healthy food to your...

20 Things We Learned from Junction

Platform Calgary provides access to education, coaching and connections that help people gain the entrepreneurial and technical skills needed to thrive in the new economy, helping startups grow and scale. When we joined Junction, we had no idea what to expect. Nine-weeks, two pitches and tons of work later, we...

BottomLine asks Bessie founders what's for dinner? And more!

We chatted with BottomLine about how a small player like Bessie can compete in the big market of food. "Knowing your customer, doing the customer discovery, and just talking to your customers…it’s such a simple thing, but knowing their pain points and what they like has been our biggest lesson."...

Bessie given a platform in Community Now

Calgary is a place where community matters. Platform Calgary is dedicated to helping startups like us diversify and grow Calgary's economy. Community Now introduces Bessie (and other Platform Calgary startups) with their latest issue.