The Cave Paleo Beastro is Edmonton’s first Paleo Restaurant, catering to those who eat Gluten, Dairy and Soy Free and that enjoy the Paleo lifestyle.
“I have been a lover of food all of my life. I used to love watching my Grandmother make my favourite Ukrainian dishes and her baking was sublime. I always made sure I watched how she created those amazing delights,” says Chef and Owner Dave Kantor.
“Then one day, I decided I wanted to be a chef. I went to Culinary school and started my journey, not without its bumps in the road. I went to work as a sous chef in a restaurant in 1999 and enjoyed getting into a real commercial kitchen. I was able to learn a lot about the business of restaurants and such, but the long hours wore on me.”
“In late 2000, my father asked me to come and work with my brothers at a new business as a Customer Service Rep. I accepted and again, the next 17 years were spent there learning everything about Wireless Communications and business operations. I became the VP Operations at Wireless City in 2010 and really enjoyed where I was. There was however, that lingering lust for cooking.”
“In 2012, I met the love of my life, Jennifer. Unfortunately, she had some serious food sensitivities. She couldn’t eat gluten, dairy or soy! The trifecta of food! This is the time when I started to really research and cook without these key ingredients. I experimented and found ways to make great food with the limitations set forth in front of me.”
Kantor wanted to build a restaurant to offer delicious food to those that have restrictions to their diets.
“I see too many people having to sacrifice when going out to eat because chefs refuse to be creative and substitute. I want everyone to be able to eat what they want and to have it taste amazing.”