Industry Insights Archive

  • Add flavour and quality with Kraft Hazelnut Spread

    November 24, 2022
    As a chef, you’re constantly hunting for ways to add that extra layer of depth, quality, and taste to your menus to keep your customers satisfied and coming back for more. Leaning on proven and popular brands and products is one surefire way to stay ahead of the curve and stand out from the crowd. One ...
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  • Getting the facts about Canadian chicken

    November 9, 2022
    With so many ways to get information these days, it can be hard to know the truth about the journey our food takes before it gets to our plates. Consumers often rely on restaurants as a trusted source of information about the food they’re eating, and with less than half of Canadians knowing where their ...
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  • Are you using your dessert menu to boost takeout business?

    November 2, 2022
    In today’s crowded takeout and delivery market, adding delicious desserts to your off-premises menu could be just what you need to stand out from the crowd, improve your dining experience, and maximize those margins. Dining trends have shifted, with as many as 52 per cent of consumers ordering food to go online on a monthly basis. ...
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  • Nostalgic brands & iconic flavours for modern menus

    October 27, 2022
    As a chef, you know that taste is king. You also know the value of leaning on pantry staples to help you optimize your menus. You reap the rewards creatively and financially when you land on ingredients that can play the field, moving from savoury to sweet and bringing in rich, creamy texture, and when ...
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  • Restaurants need to tell the Canadian chicken story

    October 17, 2022
    Do you know where your chicken comes from? Unfortunately, less than half of Canadians know how their food gets to the table. With misleading and often unreliable information in the media, consumers are not always getting the truth about Canadian farmers. “We work really hard to help restaurants understand what’s different about Canadian chicken,” says Lisa ...
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  • Prepare your restaurant for colder weather

    October 11, 2022
    As a restaurateur, you will be well aware that the trials and tribulations never stop. The changing of the seasons through fall and into winter brings a new wave of challenges for you to face as the weather turns colder, air conditioning turns to heating, and different equipment is needed for different purposes. Ultimately, protecting your ...
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  • Consumers are looking to restaurants and chefs for the facts on Canadian chicken

    September 20, 2022
    These days, sustainability and animal welfare are often in the news, and it’s important that chefs and restaurateurs know the facts about Canadian chicken. Often, it’s false information and exaggeration that receive media coverage and industry professionals need to help consumers distinguish fact from fiction. Reports of chickens being kept in tiny cages or getting ...
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  • Keep your business running smoothly – and safely

    August 22, 2022
    As a restaurant or hospitality business owner, your livelihood depends on running a reliable and smooth operation, minimizing downtime, and – above all – meeting your customers’ needs. If guests aren’t treated to a comfortable and positive experience, they won’t return. Ensuring all your mechanical equipment is well-maintained and performing to the best of its ability ...
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  • Australian lamb takes a star turn in Toronto

    July 18, 2022
    The ability for Australian lamb to elevate the menu was on full display recently at two events hosted by MediaEdge Communications for the Canadian Gaming Summit. You’ve already read about Australian lamb’s grassy and mild flavour and tender and lean qualities; about the versatility and quality that it offers; and about its sustainable and ethical production, ...
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  • Competition & collaboration at the Humber College Iron Chef Competition

    July 8, 2022
    Chefs, as a general rule, are always striving to raise their ceiling, competing with themselves to achieve higher standards. It’s a trait that serves them well in their careers, and it all starts early. Competitions like the Humber College Iron Chef Competition, sponsored for 2022 by Kraft Heinz, help to foster this mindset, as well ...
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  • Elevate a menu with the quality and versatility of Australian lamb

    June 22, 2022
    Many chefs already know that incorporating Australian lamb as the star of a dish can breathe new life — and taste — into a menu. As lamb becomes more familiar to consumers and in higher demand, now is the perfect time for chefs and restaurants to start sourcing the best lamb product in the world. Australian ...
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  • Bar Connect’s Take In: redefining your dining operation

    June 21, 2022
    For so many operators in Canada’s foodservice industry in 2022, the future will be a hybrid of the pre-pandemic emphasis on the indoor dining experience and the increasingly digitized stream of off-premises consumption that surged in prominence during the pandemic. Balancing these two focuses will be a challenging task for restaurants, particularly alongside the perpetual tests ...
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  • Australian lamb’s versatility is the perfect tool for chefs

    June 8, 2022
    Lamb is an increasingly popular choice for chefs as well as consumers both dining out and eating in. Menu Matters reports that there’s been a 14 per cent increase in lamb in casual dining over the last 10 years and a 19 per cent increase in quick-service in just the last four years, demonstrating that lamb ...
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  • Canadian chefs look down under for sustainable lamb

    June 2, 2022
    If you’re looking for a way to incorporate the delicious and versatile taste of high-quality lamb into your menu, there’s no better choice than Australian lamb. Australian lamb sold in Canada and the U.S. is climate-neutral, pasture-raised, all-natural, and free of artificial additives. An unwavering commitment to quality and integrity, combined with the rich unspoiled environment ...
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  • 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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