10 fun back-to-school promos for your restaurant

By Zach Williams Summer is a lively season for restaurants, overflowing with promotional possibilities. The daylight is long, the weather is fine, kids and teenagers are off school, and the revenue potential is huge. Now that the season is winding down, though, you might feel that you’re running low on marketing ideas. Have no fear, […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in August, from ice cream sandwiches to filet mignon

By Megan Prevost With the end of summer approaching, it’s time to take advantage of the heat while it’s still here, relishing in delicious summer faves like ice cream sandwiches and s’mores. If you’re looking for an excellent way to bring in some more customers on slower days, utilizing food holidays can bring both fun […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in July, from fried chicken to tequila

By Megan Prevost It’s time again to prepare for another month of food holidays! Celebrating these types of holidays consistently can bring a fun air to your restaurant. Customers may begin to look forward to the occasion you choose to celebrate each month or every few months. These holidays are a great way to incentivize […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in June, from cheese to smoothies

By Megan Prevost June has arrived and with it alluring thoughts of summer, long nights, and more outdoor dining in the sun. With the summer territory (no matter where you’re located) comes an increased popularity of frozen treats and refreshing snacks. While there are over 30 national food holidays to choose from this month (and […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in May, from Mexican cuisine to seafood

By Megan Prevost May brings welcome thoughts of summer menus and warmer patio dining. For restaurant operators, it’s time to start thinking about all the different ways you can market and advertise your restaurant for the month. May is a month packed full of food holidays, with Mother’s Day, Victoria Day, Cinco de Mayo, and […]

Toronto Taste celebrates 30 years this June in support of Second Harvest

The Toronto Taste festival, the city’s premier culinary event and largest prix fixe dinner, celebrates its 30th anniversary by returning in person in Toronto on Sunday, June 12 at the historic Evergreen Brickworks.  The event, presented by the Daniels Corporation, will bring together 50 of the most celebrated culinary and cocktail experts under one roof in support of Second […]

Promoting plant-based foods to protect our planet

By Riana Topan Earth Day, observed around the world on April 22, began as a celebration of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Today, it has become a global day of awareness and opportunity to learn about and take transformative action for the health of our planet. This year, the call to action centres […]

Introducing Plant Forward, the first Canada-led international conference on plant-based food

Protein Industries Canada, Pulse Canada, and Plant-Based Foods of Canada are launching the inaugural Plant Forward conference in Toronto this November. The event will be the first Canada-led international conference on accelerating the growth of the plant-based food, feed, and ingredients ecosystem. The inaugural two-day event will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle in […]

5 food holidays to celebrate this April, from tea to eggs

By Megan Prevost The culinary calendar is never empty, that’s for sure. For pretty much every day of the year, there are corresponding food holidays that could be celebrated. Most of them are super niche, such as National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day on April 21, but plenty of them celebrate larger categories. Food holidays are more […]

Finding Canada’s next rising star with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Regional Competition

After all the Canadian foodservice industry has gone through over the last two years, there has never been a better time to celebrate the country’s young chefs. The closures, restrictions, and other ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic have taken a damaging toll upon Canada’s culinary community and challenged the livelihoods of chefs nationwide. The pandemic […]