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Why choose Us?

SOLVERA IS ALL ABOUT PEOPLEWe’re striving to leave a lasting, positive impact on our community.

Solvera believes the true measure of a company’s success includes not just what it does for clients and shareholders, but also how well it addresses the needs of its communities and the people that call them home. We’re proud of our employees; whether they’re doing great work for our clients, or providing time, talent and energy to community programs and projects in our hometowns of Regina, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Vancouver.

Why choose Us?

What is the Solvera Chili Challenge?One day, four locations, 3,000 pounds of chili for our neighbours in need.

A Solvera employee had a bold idea – why not attempt to make over 3,000 pounds of chili and share it with those in need? The Solvera Chili Challenge was born. On May 6, Solvera employees in Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary and Vancouver, in co-operation with community partners will cook and serve 10,000 hearty bowls of chili and provide it to our less fortunate neighbours. It’s a delicious idea that worth the ‘weight.’

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Meet the Chef

Award winning chef, Milton Rebello

Milton Rebello’s career spans multiple continents and some of the world’s most prestigious kitchens, including Fairmont, Starwood, Carlson Rezidor and Silver Birch hotels, as well as Carnival Cruise Line and New York Times four-star restaurants. Taking his father’s quote to heart — find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life — Milton fell in love with cooking. After graduating from culinary school, he trained under some of the finest chefs around the globe and Canada.

Winning Gold at Gold Medal Plates in Regina in 2012 and 2014, Milton went on to make history in 2013 as the first Saskatchewan chef to medal at the Canadian Culinary Championship. He also earned a gold medal at Food Day Canada in 2016. Adding to his credentials as a Journeyman Red Seal Chef, in 2012 Milton attained the “Canadian Certified Chef de Cuisine,” the highest designation for a chef in Canada. His approach to cooking? Enhance nature’s gift. Focus on simplicity and elegance. Create an experience, not just a meal. Milton and his wife Louise Lu are chef /owners at Skye Cafe & Bistro/ Rebello Food Studio Inc. Milton is also the executive chef at Wascana Country Club / Wetlands Casual Dining by Milton Rebello.

Locations

Regina

The Regina Food Bank

Solvera is targeting to make 3,000 pounds of chili which will be distributed through the Regina Food Bank, and through the Food Bank’s partner network. The Regina Food Bank is working to eliminate hunger and food insecurity through nutritious food distribution, education and support programs in partnership and cooperation with the community. To learn more about the Regina Food Bank’s work, visit their website at www.reginafoodbank.ca.

Calgary

The Mustard Seed

Solvera’s Calgary team is cooking for and serving approximately 400 Mustard Seed clients. The Mustard Seed offers an expansive range of innovative programs and services, including education and employment programs, health and wellness services, basic needs through a shelter for 370 men and women, spiritual care and housing. Learn more about the Mustard Seed at www.theseed.ca.

Vancouver

First United Church

Solvera Vancouver is partnering with First United Church to provide chili to 200 people. First United is dedicated to serving Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by providing radical hospitality that includes community ministry, housing and shelter, advocacy, outreach and meals. Find out more at their website: www.firstunited.ca.

Winnipeg

Agape Table

The team in Winnipeg has partnered with Agape Table to serve between 800-1,200 bowls of chili. Agape Table offers low cost ways to provide nutritional food to those who have difficulty making ends meet. They offer subsidized breakfast, emergency meals and food bank, as well as a low-cost grocery. For more about Agape Table, see their website at www.agapetable.ca.

News

One day, four cities and over 3,000 pounds of chili to benefit people in need

May 2, 2017

Regina, SK – On May 6, 2017, Solvera Solutions employees in Vancouver, Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg, in co-operation with community partners, are challenging themselves to cook enough chili to feed 10,000 people in need. Solvera’s team in Regina is taking the challenge one step further by attempting to cook 3,000 pounds of chili – what’s anticipated to be the biggest single serving of chili ever made in Canada.

“Solvera and its team are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work,” says Reg Robinson, Solvera Solutions Managing Principal. “The Solvera Chili Challenge was initiated by one of our employees. It was such a bold idea the entire organization got behind it.”

Whether it’s prepping ingredients, taking to social media to promote the event, or serving chili May 6, Robinson anticipates nearly all of Solvera’s 160 employees and their families are participating in the Chili Challenge in some capacity.

Robinson adds Solvera would not be able to undertake the challenge without the support and assistance of its community partners – First United in Vancouver, The Mustard Seed in Calgary, Regina Food Bank in Regina and Agape Table in Winnipeg.

“Our partner organizations provide essential services to our community every day, and they are ensuring as many of their clients benefit from the Chili Challenge as possible,” says Robinson. “Solvera appreciates how they have embraced this initiative, and provided tremendous support to our volunteer teams.”

The Chili Challenge in Regina is also grateful to business partners in the city, including Sysco, Federated Co-op, Motion Canada and Link Rentals for supporting Solvera in achieving its goals of making over 3,000 pounds of chili.

Robinson notes Chef Milton Rebello, owner and executive chef at Skye Café and Bistro, is a key partner having leant his talent, time and chili recipe to the Challenge. “Solvera thanks Chef Rebello and his entire team for partnering with us,” he says. “Chef Rebello is ensuring the chili we’re making in all four cities is hearty, nutritious and delicious.”

Solvera is proud to support First United, The Mustard Seed, Regina Food Bank and Agape Table. “The Chili Challenge is just one day,” says Robinson. “All of us can make a real and lasting difference by supporting the work of these community partners every day.”

To find out more, visit their websites:

  • •First United: www.firstunited.ca
  • •The Mustard Seed: www.theseed.ca
  • •Regina Food Bank: www.reginafoodbank.ca
  • •Agape Table: www.agapetable.ca

More about Solvera

Solvera Solutions is a recognized leader in the delivery of innovative IT solutions to the western Canadian market. We help our clients leverage the power of technology to achieve transformational growth, with capabilities ranging from ensuring the reliable maintenance of mission-critical information systems to helping clients successfully navigate their most challenging and complex IT and business projects. We focus on our strengths in Strategic Consulting, Business Solutions and SAP Solutions and outside of these areas, partner with other leading firms to deliver holistic solutions to clients. As Solvera has grown, our ability to deliver innovative solutions has expanded to include:

  • •Cloud-based Enterprise Service Management solutions using ServiceNow
  • •Specialized expertise in SAP, including newer technologies like Fiori and S4 Hana
  • •Managed Application Services—both projects and support
  • •SharePoint Solutions

We pride ourselves on our client relationships, people practices and commitment to our communities, and enjoy a very positive reputation as one of Canada’s Best Small and Medium Employers, and a Best Managed Company.

For more about Solvera’s Chili Challenge, see http://chili.solvera.ca

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For more information, contact:

  • Bob Lane
  • Director, People Care and Communications
  • Solvera Solutions
  • (306) 791-6226
  • bob.lane@solvera.ca

The Chili Challenge Countdown is on!

Apr 24,2017