“Grill”icious ideas

Smokin’ veggies:  Show your veggies some grill-love too. With the right preparation, they might even steal the show from grilled meats and seafood! Grilled vegetables, with their delicious smoky charred flavours, can add a whole new and premium flavour dimension to a meal, whether served as a side dish, as toppings for gourmet burgers and […]

Top types of sandwiches

By Kristin Menas Chicken sandwiches and wraps are the most popular type of sandwiches on Canadian menus, according to MenuMonitor data. Chicken is also a widely preferred type of sandwich protein among consumers. Technomic’s 2014 Canadian Sandwich Consumer Trend Report found that more than half of consumers prefer chicken breast for lunch and dinner sandwiches. […]

Ancient grains on the menu

By Aaron Jourden The emergence of quinoa as a near-mainstream ingredient has no doubt fueled chefs’ and diners’ desires to discover the many other types of ancient grains. Although many ancient grains are relatively unknown to consumers and are just now penetrating leading chain and independent menus in Canada, the latest data from Technomic’s MenuMonitor […]

Seven tips for a busy summer

By Diane Chiasson With the success of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada is becoming more of an international hotspot for travellers.  Tourists are increasingly realizing the draw of this beautiful country, from the scenery and mountains of the West Coast to the European flair of Quebec, the multicultural diversity of Ontario and the […]

Seven tips for healthy foodservice innovation

By Lucia Weiler “Innovation” is a word often used in restaurant circles, but what does it really mean, and how can you put it to use to grow your business and boost your bottom line? According to a recent report by consulting firm AlixPartners, “Innovation means re-engineering menus to better target today’s new consumer segments, […]

Watching the trends in sustainable seafood

Whether it’s succulent lobster from Prince Edward Island, scallops from Nova Scotia, mussels from Newfoundland or spot prawns from British Columbia, Canada is home to some of the world’s best shellfish and seafood. Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News recently asked several of Canada’s top seafood suppliers and experts to weigh in on the latest developments, […]