Connecting chefs in need with cooks of the future

The culinary industry has been struggling with staffing through the pandemic, but the Culinary Federation is doing all that it can to help ease the pain. The Federation’s Toronto branch recently held an exciting ice-breaker networking event at Shalit Foods Inc. in downtown Toronto with the goal of connecting chefs who are looking for more […]

Congratulations to Chef Tony Fernandes, recipient of the CF Lifetime Achievement Award

Chef Tony Fernandes, an executive chef and food and beverage director and a Canadian Culinary Federation Toronto branch member, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Culinary Federation’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the Central Region. The award was established by the Culinary Federation to honour and recognize those who have achieved excellence in […]

Canadian culinary progress promises a bright future

By Tom Nightingale After such a damaging and painful two years, how does the Canadian culinary and restaurant industry keep young and talented chefs motivated and keen to build a career in the industry? That just might be the million-dollar question amid the high-profile and lingering talk of a labour crisis and the magnified challenges […]

Bringing millennia of culinary history to life in the 21st century

By Tom Nightingale In the heart of Saskatchewan, three kilometres north of Saskatoon, sitting above Opimihaw Creek and not far off the Saskatchewan River, is a place that typifies Canada’s rich cultural history: Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Wanuskewin’s archeological resources represent 6,400 years of the Northern Plains peoples – twice the age of Egypt’s Pyramids of […]

Raising the bar: Chef Peter Keith

Chef Keith has tackled the pandemic head-on with his Meuwly’s brand and is making efforts to break down barriers around mental health. By Tom Nightingale It is fair to say that Peter Keith has thrown himself into the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Over the last 15 years, the experienced restaurateur has excelled in cooking […]

Chef Stephan Schulz nominated for Taste Award

The Mississauga, Ont. chef is a finalist in the “Best Instructional Web Series” category for his YouTube channel Mississauga resident Chef Stephan Schulz has been nominated for a Taste Award in the “Best Instructional Web Series” category. Chef Schulz is nominated for his YouTube channel, which provides free “How To” recipe guides for visitors to […]

Culinary Federation chefs do Canada proud at the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics

Highest praise is in order for the Canadian teams who competed in the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany. Thanks to their Olympian efforts, Canada retains its international reputation as a culinary leader, bringing home numerous medals. Held every four years, the IKA Culinary Olympics is the oldest, largest and most diverse culinary competition […]

An award-winning meal with Canada’s #IKA2020 Culinary Olympic Team

By Sara Burnside Menuck, managing editor, Restobiz.ca Cheers to the Culinary Federation of Canada and Canada’s national IKA Culinary Olympic Team for hosting the MediaEdge/Restobiz crew on Friday, Jan. 17, for one of their final rehearsals on Canadian soil before heading to Stuttgart, Germany. Held every four years, the IKA Culinary Olympics is the oldest, […]

Highlights from the Culinary Federation’s national conference in Niagara

By Kira Smith, President CF Oakville With its fertile soil, Ontario’s Niagara region is well known for growing a wide variety of produce in Canada. For the week of May 28, 2019, it was also a place of growth for chefs and young chefs as they gathered for the Culinary Federation’s 56th National Conference. The […]