Pür & Simple: Pushing for female empowerment in foodservice

COVID-19 has stunted progress in addressing foodservice’s gender imbalance, but Pür & Simple is on a continuing mission By Tom Nightingale The foodservice and restaurant industry has been thrust under a newly intense spotlight throughout COVID-19. During a pandemic that has devastated foodservice and hospitality to an extent felt by few other industries, there has […]

Remembering and recognizing the late Chef Divakar Raju

It is with great and profound sadness that everyone at Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News, RestoBiz, and MediaEdge Communications remembers our friend and leading Canadian culinary professional Chef Divakar Raju, who passed away in February at age 57. Chef Divakar was an esteemed member of Canada’s culinary community and had worked for Delmanor since 2011. […]

Foodservice mental health crisis sparks major support program

As prolonged COVID-19 related lockdowns continue across Canada, the restaurant and foodservice sector has reached a critical point when it comes to mental health. Survival of the industry as a whole may not be an option if viable widespread relief doesn’t arrive soon. A major casualty of this crisis is a growing mental health epidemic […]

Creating a new at-home culinary experience

In a time when ghost kitchens and meal kits are in vogue, Toronto’s Lavish focuses on unique quality. By Tom Nightingale For much of the last 12 months, eating at home has been the new dining out. The stark reality is that the physical dining experience as we knew it pre-COVID-19 may not be back […]

Ghost kitchens begin to arrive in Canadian big-box stores

The hot restaurant concept of ghost kitchens are spreading like wildfire. By Tom Nightingale It’s well-established by this stage that ghost kitchens are the new hot concept born out of — or at least accelerated by — the COVID-19 pandemic. The first ghost kitchen appeared in New York in 2013. It was already growing steadily […]

Restaurant & Bar Support Fund officially launches in Ontario

The Fund aims to raise $5 million to help a minimum of 1,000 food and beverage establishments across the province in 2021 The Ontario Restaurant and Bar Support Fund has officially launched with the aim of offering financial support to the province’s struggling foodservice operations. The Fund is a registered not-for-profit organization intent on saving […]

Bringing foodservice operations into the 2020s

Integrated POS solutions like Lightspeed offer success for operators in the current climate, but the ability to pivot is also vital.

All in the Family

There’s the family you’re born with, and the family you choose. With his now-international JOEY Restaurants brand, CEO Jeff Fuller has the best of both By Sara Burnside Menuck From afar, you might think it was inevitable for Jeff Fuller to make a career in the restaurant industry. The son of respected restaurateur Leroy Earl […]

Breaking with Tradition: Cineplex brings customers more than just a movie

By Gregory Furgala Pop, popcorn and candy: It wasn’t long ago that foodservice at movie theatres was limited to that simple holy trinity. It was tradition, and children who grew up pouring a box of Milk Duds into their popcorn and washing down the salty-sweet combination with a Coke became adults who did the same. […]