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Chef Ned Bell cooks ‘Succotash’ for The CKNW Morning News Team.

Ned Bell is arguably one of Canada’s foremost culinary talents. Born in the Okanagan British Columbia’s Wine Country, Ned has always had a passion for cooking. Working with fresh ingredients is something that has always inspired and motivated him to create new and imaginative dishes. Ned started his career in Vancouver where he worked as sous chef at Robert Feenie’s Lumiere Restaurant as well as working under Michael Jacob chef & owner of Le Crocodile.

Most recently, Ned has taken on a new challenge and joined the team at Vintage Chophouse and Tavern as their corporate chef. Ned is excited to bring with him to Vintage the knowledge, creativity and intense focus he has cultivated over the course of this career. His talent and expertise, coupled with Vintage’s growing reputation as one of Calgary’s hottest restaurants is undoubtedly the recipe for unsurpassed success!

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BCfresh and our grower partners can confirm that onions packaged as Bestfresh Chefs Reserve 10lb Onions are not included in the recall as they are NOT SOURCED from Thomson International (Bakersfield, California).

Our Bestfresh 10lb Onion packaging is a black mesh bag with gold label with UPC 7-75058-50108-2 – they are Washington onions sourced from completely different grower/packer and are safe to consume. 

If you have lingering concerns regarding the safety of Bestfresh Chef’s Reserve 10lb onions, we recommend you dispose of the product or return to Costco for a full refund.

For more information regarding the recall please visit CFIA at