In the kitchen with Toni Jacobsen

Among many other credentials, Toni Jacobsen’s Dishes By Design catered a private dinner for past Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees and their families in August at downtown Canton’s Onesto Lofts.

In the kitchen with Jeff Hendershot

Jeff Hendershot, the owner/chef at Baker’s Cafe ’33, wasn’t bragging when he told me that on an average Wednesday, he had sold six lobster-tail dinners at $57.95 apiece. Nor was he gloating when he noted that on this Thursday night, he had reservations for parties of 39, 12, 10, 10 and 8.

Q&A with Ryan Miller

Deli Ohio has fast become a Canton grub favorite. Owner Ryan Miller uses fresh, local ingredients from 11 area businesses, offering gourmet sandwiches, soups, sides, salads and desserts, as well as a variety of breakfast items.

In the Kitchen with Chef Jon Schuster

Looking to share more than conversation at dinner this week? Grab a few of your best friends and head to Table Six Kitchen + Bar, where Executive Chef Jon Schuster has created a menu and dining experience new to North Canton, and meant for sharing.

Fired up over fresh food

While “farm to fork” has become a buzz phrase in today’s restaurant industry, Kent Welsh is as passionate about the concept as if it were new.

10 Must-try locally produced goods

Not as well known, but equally edible, are products from myriad small local businesses — some that are just one-person operations. On these pages, we will introduce you to 10 of our favorite treats from lesser-known producers.

Leave your cooking to a personal chef

Tired of your own cooking? Tired of going out to restaurants? Now there’s an alternative that brings gourmet cooking right to your own Stark County kitchen — and all you have to do is eat it.