Five reasons employee uniforms can impact your brand

Employee uniforms make a big first impression in the eyes of the customers. Not only do they easily identify staff members, but they also reflect your brand’s image. A uniform can also have a large impact on how smoothly your restaurant operates. Following are five benefits of employee uniforms: Build team spirit You want your […]

Prime cost and why it matters the most

By Ryan Karolak If you’re in the restaurant world then you are well aware that margins are slim and competition is fierce. High food quality, a great staff and a strong reputation are increasingly necessary to survive as a restaurant in a big city. Of course, all of these things independently cost a lot of […]

Creative science, space-driven concepts and robots: Food for thought for the future

Food scientists, beekeepers and even sanitary-minded robots are making waves in the restaurant and foodservice industry and impacting how the future of food will play out not just on Canada’s culinary stage, but on the global stage. Here’s an exciting round-up of some of the top industry disruptors and ideas transforming the restaurant and hospitality […]

A closer look at grocerants: A step towards a convenient and efficient future

Just when we thought we couldn’t reinvent the wheel, we see timeless concepts turned upside down to accommodate an ever-changing society. The food and hospitality industry is one realm that is leading the way with innovation, bringing concepts together to better serve customers. An exciting innovation that is emerging is grocerants – the combination of […]

Is having a cocktail or wine with dinner in danger?

By Jeni Marinucci There are some changes brewing in the Canadian restaurant industry and as of now, few owners seem happy about it. Come to think of it, many patrons aren’t going to like it either. What could make each group equally as frustrated? Yes, it’s regarding alcohol rules and regulations. This time around, it […]

Restaurant patrons need their space

By Jeni Marinucci Dining can be an intimate experience, but patrons usually like to limit that intimacy to their immediate parties. However, it’s becoming harder and harder to do so, with the new trend of restaurants creating closer-quarter dining areas. Some restaurants are now cramming as many tables physically possible into smaller dining areas, and the […]

Indigenous chefs bring cultural flavour to restaurant menus

By Jeni Marinucci With Canada’s 150th birthday barrelling towards us this July, restaurants are preparing themselves – and their menus – with a decidedly Canadian-flavoured bent. Of course, Canadian staples like Alberta beef, Quebec maple syrup and Maritime seafood will feature heavily, but diners seeking a more authentic Canadian cuisine are in luck; with a […]

Saskatoon restaurant owners become rooftop beekeepers

By Jeni Marinucci Edyta Sieminska co-owns Calories Restaurant with her husband, and the partners of this Saskatoon-area eatery believe in using local products whenever necessary. With their new rooftop beekeeping venture, “local” has become literally just a floor above. While sourcing local foods – or going “localvore” –  is something that’s been around since the […]