Amica & Alvéole

Life has been sweet for Amica residents, thanks to our partnership with Alvéole, an urban beekeeping company. Alvéole installed honeybee hives at several Amica residences to boost pollinator populations, which are vital to the environment, sustainability and the food chain. So it’s no surprise our seniors were buzzing about urban beekeeping.

The partnership inspired Chef Gary McBlain, Amica’s national director of Culinary Services, to create three delectable recipes with Amica honey, because — like all Amica Red Seal-certified chefs — he loves cooking with local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.

Green salad with pralines & honey-mustard dressing
Watch Chef McBlain and learn how to elevate salad greens with ripe pears, goat cheese, spicy baked pecans and a tangy honey-Dijon dressing. Plus, bookmark the recipe to try at your next lunch, brunch or holiday party.

Honey-ginger salmon recipe
See Chef McBlain demonstrate how to make elegant-yet-easy pan-fried salmon with honey, herbs, ginger and chipotle peppers. Find the recipe here and learn why dishes like this are part of Amica’s exceptional culinary offerings, every day.

Lemon-honey crème brûlée with raspberries recipe
Discover Chef McBlain’s technique for creating a perfectly crisp, caramelized sugar ceiling on this surprisingly easy dessert. Garnished with raspberries and fresh whipped cream, you’ll want to serve this recipe at all your favourite occasions.


Engaging experiences, outstanding food and supporting sustainability are key ingredients in Amica’s recipe for a premium senior lifestyle.

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