Eataly, the upscale Italian chain of food markets, to open in Toronto this November

By Gregory Furgala Eataly, the chain of high-end Italian food markets, is set to open its flagship Toronto location next month, which along with a massive selection of groceries includes four sit-down restaurants. The restaurants will run the gamut of Italian cuisine. A Pizza & La Pasta will, naturally, cover Italian staples; La Pescheria will feature a […]

The Fix is In: You don’t need to re-invent your patio to get the most out of dining outdoors

By Chris Hannah In Canada, patio season is very much a moving target. We are all anxious to embrace it and always want to be ready to take advantage when the good weather hits. Being ready means thinking about ever part of the patio and how to maximize the impact of each element without breaking […]

The New Influencers: Why Boomers are changing foodservice

By Divakar Raju While we tend to assume foodies are Instagramming Millennials, there are other important players leading the charge in the evolution of food culture. Boomers are huge influencers, and they lend their clout to different areas as they retire. According to StatCan, 5,000 Canadian Boomers are retiring each week. A boom that once represented […]

The Design Process: Where do we begin and how will it end?

From the spring 2018 issue of Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News By Chris Hannah In my early days of teaching design, I had to write a quiz for students learning the process for the first time. As it happens, I was sitting in a client’s restaurant composing the test, when he walked by and asked […]