- Chef Eric
Kitchen Talk - The Secret Recipe for Township27
Updated: Nov 28, 2022
Eric Krautheim’s love of food began early in life.
Together, with his wife Naomi and daughters Lauren and Emma, food and entertaining became a big part of their family, with regular gatherings of friends and family around their big dining room table.
At their annual the ‘To Hell with Winter’ party in 2019, Eric’s smoked chicken wings with his own special rub were a hit. When one guest suggested that he needed to either share the recipe or start selling it, the seed for Township was planted with Cluck ‘n Squeal its flagship product. From Cluck ‘n Squeal, the product line expanded quickly with additional blends, sauces, and salad dressings.
Starting with local markets, popularity grew quickly. In 2020 when people were stuck at home and took a renewed interest in cooking, the demand grew for quality locally made products and Eric regularly got asked, what’s new?
When a new product is requested, the test kitchen gets busy. Known as ‘play days’ in the kitchen, ideas are tossed around, and test batches are made, tweaking, and adjusting until the final seal of approval is obtained. When Naomi ultimately declares ‘f*ck that’s good’, a new product is born.
Now carried in 16 stores, Township product line continues to grow every month. In addition to the products we sell online and in stores, Township also provides bulk orders and custom blending to stores and restaurants and chefs. Carried now in two provinces, we continue to add retail partners who share our love of food and community. Email or call us today to discuss what we can do for you.
List of stores where township products can be found:
Souto Farms (Airdrie, AB)
Ranch House Meats (Shaunavon, SK)
Pharmasave, Tower Lane Mall, Airdrie
Homegrown House and Pantry, Airdrie
Your Local Ranch and Dammit Amit Airdrie and Didsbury
The Prairie Wallflower, Hanna
The Prairie Wallflower, Drumheller
Cut-Rite Meats, Calgary
Back Country Grills, Calgary
The Farmhouse Market, Sundre
Back to Good Market and Café – Strathmore – bulk spices
The Party Chef, Sylvan Lake – bulk and pantry spices
Cultivatr ON-line Market – Calgary
Southern Root, Dalmeney sask. (Chef Cantrelle collaborative blends)