At the 61st annual President’s Gala of the Société des chefs cuisiniers et pâtissiers du Québec (SCCPQ), the produce industry in Quebec launched the website.

More than 250 of Quebec’s master chefs, pastry chefs and other guests were present May 18 at the gala for the release of the website.

The website will provide chefs, restaurant owners and foodservice professionals a way to find fruits and vegetables available from growers in Quebec. More than 150 growers have registered their farms and produce on the website.

Users, with the help of the website, will be able to maximize their business contacts with other growers, distributors and restaurants.

Jean Leblond, chef and attendee of the SCCPQ President’s Gala said, “It’s high time an initiative of this sort, designed for chefs’ needs and featuring local fruits and vegetables, started up here.”