Industry Insights Archive

  • Championing the chefs of tomorrow with S.Pellegrino

    April 13, 2022
    After a very difficult two years for the Canadian culinary industry, it’s important to shine a light on the country’s talented and hardworking chefs. The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition does just that, giving centre stage to the culinarians of the future.    Now in its fifth year, the competition offers young chefs an inspiring and ...
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  • Bar Connect: Safer dining at full capacity

    March 23, 2022
    With the foodservice industry finally returning to full capacity in many provinces and other pandemic health measures such as mask mandates and proof of vaccination being dropped in many jurisdictions, restaurant operators, staff, and diners need to know they are in the safest environment possible. In a world in which the standards of health, safety, and ...
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  • Finding Canada’s next rising star with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Regional Competition

    March 21, 2022
    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 hit ...
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  • Bar Connect: Efficiency is the name of the game

    February 15, 2022
    The new world of foodservice needs a new solution. It’s clear that automation and increased efficiency have become more important than ever for restaurateurs over the last two years of the pandemic. In this context, tools like Bar Connect can be lifesavers for restaurants. Bar Connect offers an extensive range of efficiency benefits for foodservice operators, ...
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  • The perfect solution for the post-pandemic kitchen

    January 18, 2022
    An evolving world of foodservice requires an evolving kitchen. For many chefs, cooks, and restaurateurs, conventional appliances and equipment no longer cut the mustard. In an industry constantly facing new challenges, time and money are resources nobody can afford to waste. The wide range of commercial foodservice facilities may have different customers and different menus, but ...
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  • How 5 Canadian restaurateurs honour their roots while giving back

    November 30, 2021
    Getting a restaurant up and running can be challenging, especially when you’re far from home. Learn how these five Canadian restaurateurs found success by honouring their roots and giving back. Ask any restaurateur what keeps them going, and chances are, you’ll hear a few stories about where they come from.  Especially for restaurant owners who emigrated from ...
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  • The must-have mac & cheese for your menu

    November 30, 2021
    Chef Roy’s Green Curry Mac & Cheese This vegetarian recipe was created for Club House for Chefs by Roy Oh, Chef-Owner of Anju Restaurant in Calgary. Ingredients (serves 4) 200 grams chickpeas 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped 1 Tbsp Thai basil, chopped 1 Tsp olive oil 400 grams elbow macaroni 5 Tbsp butter 5 Tbsp all-purpose flour 8 Tbsp Thai Kitchen® Green Curry ...
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  • What’s cooking in Montreal?

    November 26, 2021
    With a diverse population and a rich and ingrained history and culture, one of the many things Montreal is famous for is its thriving food scene propagated by a variety of talented and innovative chefs from all backgrounds. Club House for Chefs was lucky enough to spend some time with four chefs who are helping to ...
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  • 2021 Canadian restaurant online ordering trends

    November 23, 2021
    After a challenging couple of years, restaurateurs have learned how to adapt to keep their doors open and their businesses thriving. The rise of off-premise dining and third-party delivery point to online ordering as a key component of engaging today’s customers with the convenient, fulfilling experiences they crave.  A new report by DoorDash, 2021 Restaurant Online ...
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  • Bar Connect: Automating restaurant operations for the new world

    November 15, 2021
    Restaurant and bar operators are faced with an increasing need to streamline their operations better than ever before. At a time when the margins have become thinner and the pressure has become more intense, let Bar Connect take some of the load. Bar Connect is a tool that helps operators create a safer space, reduce food ...
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  • How Roch Le Coq in Montreal doubled sales with delivery

    November 15, 2021
    Explore how Roch Le Coq introduced fried chicken to Montreal and grew their business with a delivery partnership.
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  • Bold BBQ flavours built for your back of house

    November 8, 2021
    No matter what your kitchen’s got on the ‘que each season, there’s a Cattlemen’s® BBQ Sauce for that. The world-class flavour standards and performance of Cattlemen’s® BBQ Sauce are unmatched. Each of our thick, tomato-based sauces offers better coverage and cling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOx9U7qAoH0 So, however you choose to use or customize your kitchen’s needs, we’ve got your back. Learn ...
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  • Mac ‘n’ cheese, but all grown up

    October 19, 2021
    A hot, comforting dish that guests won’t get enough of, your adult menu deserves this Red Hot new Buffalo Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe! Classic comfort food jazzed up with the addition of crunchy fried onions, bacon, peppers, and Frank’s RedHot® Sauce. Ingredients (serves 16) 5 lb dry elbow macaroni 4 Tbsp unsalted butter 8 oz button mushrooms, sliced 8 oz green ...
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  • Sysco’s Virtual Kitchen: Highlighting real people & real stories in Canada’s foodservice industry

    October 18, 2021
    In a time of unprecedented challenges for Canadian foodservice, Sysco’s Virtual Kitchen Show (SVK) has taken matters into its own hands with a mission to bring real-life stories of positivity, community, and innovation to the industry. SVK is a live and on-demand foodservice program that concentrates on serving up foodservice insights, tips, tools, and everything else ...
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  • Balance any flavour with Chef Nicolas Salinas’ must-try dry mustard methods

    October 6, 2021
    Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Naan, Mustard Yogurt and a Pomegranate and Cucumber Salad For an indulgent menu item that covers all the bases, you’ll want to try Barocco’s Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin recipe. Served with 10 pieces of naan bread, house-made mustard yogurt, confit mustard seeds and cucumber salad, this dish makes for a great appetizer ...
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