At Auntie's, we believe that food is so much more than sustenance. Food is a way to bring people together, to experience new parts of the world through flavours, to savour and enjoy a good story through a meal. We also know how hard it can be to fit cooking into busy lives - especially in Dawson where there is always so much going on! That's why we want to cook for you - we'll spend the time in the kitchen so you don't have to. Our goal is to deliver delicious and easy-to-prepare frozen meals right to your door, so you can spend time with family, or working on that important project, or relaxing after a busy day. Comforting and cozy, nutritious and filling, our meals are packed with quality ingredients and made with love.
WHO WE ARE
Hi! I'm Kyla MacArthur - the owner/operator at Auntie's. I've lived in Dawson for almost 20 years and have a background in administration, service industry and event planning, but I have always felt most happy and at home in the kitchen. And, more than anything else, I LOVE food. I love eating it, I love looking at it, I love cooking it. No matter how busy or stressful my life has gotten, cooking has always been there, through it all - simmering on the back burner (pun intended) - a grounding force and creative outlet in my life. I love experimenting with exotic flavours as much as perfecting classic comfort food and love even more to share those flavours with my friends and family. Craving the freedom, excitement and challenges of working for myself, I took a plunge in fall 2018 and started Auntie's. The last time I took a chance like this, it was when I hopped on a Greyhound headed north, and that's worked out pretty good for me so far!
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
One of the best things about living in a small community is the sense of family here. I am so lucky to be surrounded by neighbours I call friends and friends I consider family. And like any big family, we all get to be aunties and uncles to all of the kids our big family has. An auntie gives the best advice, and auntie likes spoiling the kids, an auntie is the best person to call when you need a helping hand, and above all, an auntie makes sure your belly is full and your taste buds are happy. I know this because my life is full of them. I fill with joy when the little guys I know call me Auntie Kyla. Auntie is a label given to me by my Dawson family and one I wear with pride.