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Norway Bay chip stand lives on with new owner

Chantal Labrie, owner of Norway Bay’s My Way chip stand, knew from a young age she would make a career out of working in restaurants.
When she was 13, her mom took her and her brother to an Aylmer chip stand. A bearded man inside asked what the youngsters wanted to eat.
The young girl approached the Santa Claus-looking fellow at the window and recited her pre-rehearsed line: “a pogo and fries, please!”
The food tasted so good and she loved the experience so much, she wanted to learn how to do it all herself.
“I wanted to make food,” Labrie told THE EQUITY. “I asked my mom, ‘Do you think maybe I can learn how to make some of that food that they serve here?’”
So she started to learn. Young Labrie started out making recipes from the big red cookbook her mom had given her – burgers, fries, tacos, wraps.
Soon enough, she wanted a taste of what it was like to work in the food industry.
At 18, she started waiting tables in Aylmer. She loved the energy of working the restaurant — and the tips, too.
She never looked back. During a career of over three decades, she’s worked as a . . .

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