Chop Steakhouse and Bar
Chop Steakhouse & Bar is a proudly Canadian company that started in Edmonton, Alberta in 2006. Since our journey began, we have grown to 16 locations from coast to coast.
The best way to explain Chop is that we are obsessed with steak.
We employ teams that are passionate and committed to steak excellence and because of this, we combine the amazing qualities of 100% Canadian beef with modern, state-of-the-art cooking methods that set us apart from any other Steakhouse. This is presented to our guests with well-trained, educated and passionate hospitality.
When you come to Chop, your experience is always memorable and you can expect a high quality, flavourful and perfectly prepared steak-eating experience that will keep you wanting more.
To us sustainability means ...
Sustainability is ultimately about our responsibility to continually look at how we can make changes that positively impact the environment: Our Planet, People and Animals. We want our children and future generations to enjoy this planet for decades to come.
We have long been partnering with the industry to pursue the improvement and advancement of sustainable practices and educating ourselves, our vendors, and our teams on sustainability. We have also been working to ensure that our suppliers from the farmers and ranchers, up through the supply chain are certified to CRSB standards so that we can proudly make a CRSB sourcing claim on our menu.
~ Marcel Blais, President - Chop Steakhouse & Bar
Our Sustainable Practices
Not only are we interested in beef sustainability, but it is a priority for us to find ways to be more sustainable overall. This is something that is in practice every single day at Chop Steakhouse.
INNOVATION is important to us. We are switching to RATIONAL technology in our kitchens and one of few restaurants in the market to do so. This technology reduces food waste by reducing errors, more precisely control portions, and reduces the number of steps involved in handling our food, which also results in less equipment and washing required.
Some of our other practices that contribute to sustainability in the food system include:
- Conducting a weekly inventory and utilizing a daily prep chart system that allows us to reduce the overproduction of food.
- Our chefs are deeply involved with ordering and preparation in our kitchens, and review the small waste that we have weekly, adjusting to make sure that we minimize any loss.
- We are launching an initiative that provides one meal to a local food bank for every purchase of dinner bread made by a guest. Not only does this reduce waste from uneaten bread, we have the opportunity to help feed our communities.
Single Use Waste:
- We use linen napkins rather than paper to reduce waste. When we do need to use paper napkins, they are made from recycled paper products.
- We also use paper instead of plastic for our takeout bags and have removed straws from our operations.
- We offer reusable takeout containers to reduce single use products.
- We have converted to electric models for our ovens, using technology that stops heating when not needed to reduce the use of gas and power.
- We have reduced the amount of carbon build up in restaurants by converting the majority of our menus away from frying pans and burners, which also results in less washing, water waste, and debris and grease going into our drains.
Why we are sourcing beef from Certified Sustainable farms and ranches
We pride ourselves on delivering taste without compromise, and that means serving the very best 100% Canadian beef at all of our restaurants. This is one of the reasons why we have been members of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef for many years.
We have long been partnering with the industry to pursue the improvement and advancement of sustainable practices and educating ourselves, our vendors, and our teams on sustainability.
We have also been working to ensure that our suppliers from the farmers and ranchers, up through the supply chain are certified to CRSB standards so that we can proudly make a CRSB sourcing claim on our menu.
What we want you to know...
Restaurant guests today are more discerning than ever before, and they are asking more questions about where their food comes from. There is a heightened focus on our environment; it is important to our guests to have responsible, sustainable products from the brands they trust, and we want you to know that we are listening.