How to support restaurant employees during COVID-19

We’re now several weeks into the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, which has had a singular and unprecedented impact on Canada’s food and beverage sector. Technomic predicts 2020 foodservice sales in Canada will be down 12 per cent to 27 per cent, with full-service restaurants and hotels being the hardest hit. From reduced services to full […]

Canadian tech companies Staffy and Spiffy form partnership to fill emergency hiring gap with displaced hospitality workers

Press Release As the COVID-19 crisis continues to cost hospitality workers their jobs and/or much of their income, two Canadian companies are joining forces to ensure they can quickly and efficiently be available and ready to work in other industries. Staffy (, an on-demand marketplace with 30,000 skilled hourly workers, has already shifted their focus […]

7shifts surveys 1,000 restaurateurs for 2020 restaurant labour management trends study

Press Release SASKATOON, Saskatchewan and NEW YORK, NY — 7shifts, the leading labour-management platform for restaurants, just released a comprehensive study covering key insights and statistics about the state of the restaurant labour management industry and where it’s headed. The survey was conducted with over 1,000 restaurant managers, owners, and executives across North America and […]

A rear-view reflection on foodservice trends for 2020

By Matt Rolfe For many foodservice operators and owners, 2019 brought more challenge and change to their options than ever before. A simple Google search about the health of our industry yields dozens of articles referencing the restaurant apocalypse. In times of extreme flux, some operators and leaders adapt and change, while others do their […]

Axing the Grind: The life of a chef is notoriously difficult, but it doesn’t have to be

By Divakar Raju Food culture is mainstream. Cooking and baking shows are standard television fare, and for better or for worse, Instagram has become the modern pre-meal ritual. People are ambitious and want to make a name for themselves in restaurants, but the reality is, very few people will become a celebrity chef or famous […]