April 2011 YPN Event

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ET)

Artisanale Bistro & Cafe
37 Quebec Street
Guelph, ON N1H 2T1
(519) 821-3359



In March 2007,Yasser Qahawish and Allison Mitchell purchased the Bookshelf Café in Guelph, Ontario and transformed it into Artisanale Café and Bistro, a French restaurant featuring Yasser’s ingredient-inspired cuisine.  Yasser continues on as head chef and owner.

Everything served at Artisanale is made fresh, in-house under Chef Yasser’s skilled supervision. Our restaurant name is based on this concept. “Cuisine du terroir” suggests eating from the local land, and Artisanale’s menus support this concept; first the freshest, local ingredients are chosen, and then they are prepared in Yasser’s simple, yet sophisticated regional French style.  We also have a well-stocked wine cellar featuring mainly organic and biodynamic wines.




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  1. April YPN at Artisinale

    Thank you to everyone who attended the YPN Event yesterday. We had almost 40 people in attendance with 8 new faces adding to the very energetic mix. A special thank you to Debbie Busko of Canadian Federation of Independent Business for leading the night and bringing a very special twist to the evening. Debbie can be reached at deborah.busko@cfib.ca.

    Thank you to the staff at Artisinale for their warm hospitality.

    Door Prizes:
    Wine Tour and Tasting Afternoon for Two, donated by Debbie Busko of Canadian Federation of Independent Business was won by Kristin Ghent of the Kristin & Anita team of REMAX Real Estate Centre
    Adrian Trochta offered a half batch of wine, to be crafted from their internationally-sourced juices at Kamil Juices. An interesting experience with exquisite results. Russ Bateman of Cornerstone Plumbing is the lucky winner.

    20 seconds of fame…again and again for a month: Rob Murray and Paul Demarco of Intrigue Media donated a 20 second ad to run for one month on their mesmerizing video screens throughout Guelph. Congratulations to Carly O’Brien of The Achievement Centre.

    A 3 month membership to the Guelph Y, courtesy of Patricia Townson was won by Adrian Trochta of Kamil Juices.

    Mallory MacNeill of Malkin Hair Shop donated a free hair cut which was won by Dawn Borho of RBC Royal Bank.

    Shannon Stirling and Yehuda Nestel of Phowshare Farm donated a half share for vegetables for the summer for 2 people and Mallory MacNeill of Malkin Hair Shop was the winner.

    Win a Wine Tour for 10

    Bring a friend or attend 4 YPN events between January and June 2011 to become eligible to win a Peller Estates Afternoon of Wine Tasting for you and 9 of your closest friends!

    Contest prize donated by Canadian Legacy Builder, approximate value of $550.

    Share Your Wisdom, Promote Your Business

    Do you have wisdom that you would like to share with other Young Pro’s? Why not write an article?
    Submit your 500 word article in word format to us and we will post it on the Guelph YPN Facebook page.

    Have Your Say

    Have you found value in the Young Professionals Network? We would love to hear your thoughts, please email us your testimonials, or post them to the Guelph YPN Facebook page. If you haven’t already, become a fan while you are at it!

    Here are a couple of testimonials received so far:

    “I have been a part of the YPN for some time now and I must say, the value does not stop. I have had an opportunity to meet and develop relationships with dozens of active young professionals in the community, generate business, and now, we even hired someone we met from the group who was there for her first time. Keep it up YPN.” Rob Murray, Intrigue Media

    “I have had such a positive experience with the Young Professionals Network. Through YPN I have connected directly with the community and established many professional business relationships.” ~ Lisa Lawless, Lawless Creative

    “I found the networking to be much, much better last night than the ones I have been attending through the Kitchener Chamber and their BA5.”

    Shape YPN

    Do you have ideas, comments or suggestions regarding YPN, locations or events? Feel free to share them as we shape the future of the YPN group.

    May 2011 YPN
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ Moxies with special guest Izzy N. of Think-It – Stay tuned.

    Book future YPN Pub Nights into your calendar now – the 2nd Tuesday of each month!

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