ORHMA on Impact of COVID-19 to SMEs in Hospitality Industry

On Tuesday August 18, 2020, Tony Elenis, President & CEO of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) spoke to the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs on the impact of COVID-19 to the small & medium-sized businesses of the hospitality industry. There is no doubt that the hospitality industry needs sector specific […]

Hide and Seek: Identifying the top 5 pest hiding spots in restaurants

By Alice Sinia, PhD As spring approaches, that means active pest season is right around the corner too. Before it gets here, you want to be sure that your pest management program is as effective as possible. Even with the best of programs focused on proactive, preventive maintenance, sanitation and ongoing monitoring, there are still […]

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 […]

PayFacto acquires Posera Ltd. and Resto Finances Inc.

Press Release MONTREAL – PayFacto Payments Inc. (“PayFacto”), a leading payment solution provider, announced the completion of the acquisition of Posera Ltd. (“Posera”), and Resto Finances Inc. (“Resto Finances”). With these acquisitions, PayFacto moves into a payments and technology leadership position in the hospitality industry across North America, Europe and the U.K. PayFacto acquired Posera, […]

Humber College culinary students cook up a storm at the 2019 Kraft Heinz Iron Chef Competition

Chef’s hats off to Humber College culinary students who, in December, 2019, showcased their burgeoning talents at their college’s Kraft Heinz Iron Chef Competition. Thirty-two competitors, representing the breadth of Humber’s program offerings, formed teams tasked with preparing a three-course meal for a panel of judges with this year’s “Canadian” theme. “Our goal with this […]

Industry forecasts you need to know for 2020

From Branding & Buzzing Each new year, it’s important to not only know what’s going on in our own business(es) but also the ongoing developments and predictions for the industries and platforms around us. To use as a guide for thinking outside the box, we looked to current industry leaders – including those in health […]

Trend watch: marine eats, wellness, and all things plant-based

By Sophie Mir Here are some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus. Marine Eats Offering savoury umami flavour complexity and a wide array of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, aquatic-based ingredients are emerging on menus in two ways. First, operators are shining a light on new seaweeds and other marine-based ingredients, […]

Recipe Club: Garam Masala Spiced Pear Potstickers

Sponsored by Club House for Chefs With a name that translates to “warming spices,” Club House Garam Marsala is the perfect spice to add to your homemade dishes this winter. The spice shines in this Garam Masala Spiced Pear Potsticker recipe, which incorporates sweet caramelized Asian pears, a crunch of pistachios and creamy vanilla ice […]