Industry Insights Archive

  • As Aussie lamb headlines Canadian menus, sustainability takes centre stage

    May 26, 2023
    Australian lamb is gaining momentum on Canadian menus for its taste and versatility, but it’s also impressing diners and chefs with its commitment to sustainability. Many consumers are taking an interest in where their food comes from, aligning with restaurants that echo their values – and they’re willing to pay a premium for sustainable meals. As ...
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  • Australian lamb adds delicious versatility to restaurant menus

    March 29, 2023
    As diner demand continues to drive globally inspired dishes, chefs are turning to Australian lamb for its delicious taste and versatility. As Toronto chef Matt Rosen explains, it’s “a tasty new way to think about protein.”   Chef Matt Rosen As a 30-year industry professional, Rosen’s focus these last few years has been on catering, as he works ...
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  • Diner demand for Australian lamb: a growing trend in Canada

    January 16, 2023
    Canadian menus are going global, highlighting Australian lamb in some of their most popular restaurant dishes. It offers a clean, delicious taste and is also free from additives, humanely sourced, and pasture-raised, making it a powerful protein for restaurant menus.   Chef David Godsoe Australian lamb’s growing popularity is also thanks to the attention of people like ...
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  • Heinz Helps lifts Canadian restaurants to new heights

    December 19, 2022
    Heinz Helps lifts Canadian restaurants to new heights Canadian restaurant operators face many difficulties in their line of work, from maintaining thin margins on their bottom line to standing out in a crowded culinary field. These are extraordinary and challenging times in the foodservice world, with operators continuing to face strong headwinds brought on by labour shortages, ...
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  • Lactalis Canada Foodservice joins Canadian Culinary Federation as National Dairy Partner

    December 7, 2022
    Lactalis Canada Foodservice – a division of Canadian dairy leader Lactalis Canada – and the Canadian Culinary Federation, Canada’s national association of professional chefs and cooks, are pleased to announce a new national partnership aimed at delivering excellence in foodservice. As the exclusive National Dairy Partner for the Canadian Culinary Federation, Lactalis Canada Foodservice will ...
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  • Sweet-talk your customers with delicious holiday drinks

    December 5, 2022
    ‘Tis the season for holiday drinks and LTOs. If your restaurant is looking for a way to boost guest cheques and stand out from the crowd, you can hit that sweet spot with a new roster of hot and cold beverages. The specialty coffee industry alone brings in more than $12 billion in annual sales and ...
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  • 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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