Industry Insights Archive

  • Chili-Spiced Watermelon Rosé Granita

    September 17, 2019
    Sponsored by McCormick Canada This unique Chili-Spiced Watermelon Rosé Granita spices you up and cools you down with its perfect blend of watermelon, rosé wine sweetness and a hint of heat from Club House Crushed Red Pepper, Club House Ground Ancho Chili Pepper, and Club House Chili Powder. If you’re not quite ready for this season’s ...
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  • A ‘Food Guide’ to Kitchen-Customer Relationships

    September 6, 2019
    Sponsored by Club House for Chefs | Photos by Curtis Comeau Photography Having worked her way up from behind the counters of cafes in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chef Natalie Rosen is now Chef de Cuisine at Field Guide, an open concept kitchen restaurant in the city’s north end. Chef Rosen is also a member of the ...
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  • Leaping into Delivery this Holiday Season

    September 4, 2019
    Sponsored by McCain The way we eat is changing. We want our food to come to us or take it to go. Online food delivery and mobile ordering apps are drastically changing the business of foodservice and the meaning of convenience. More and more delivery options continue to make their way to market, and the desire ...
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  • Refresh. Replenish. Rehydrate

    August 19, 2019
    Sponsored by Club House for Chefs Keep cool with shaved ice craft cocktails! Explore new creamy creations inspired by subtropical destinations. Hydrate and nourish with pops, slushies and ices made from herbs, spices, fresh fruits and vegetables. Craft Cocktails on the Lighter Side Give your craft cocktails the big chill and enjoy shaved ice drinks served up ...
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  • Flavour First Approach: Ten Ways to Use Cardamom

    August 19, 2019
    Sponsored by Club House for Chefs There are very few spices that stack up to the sweet and exotic flavours of cardamom. Known as the “queen of spices” cardamom gives off citrus and floral aromatic notes that have the power to elevate dishes. The spice is versatile and can be added to sweet and savoury meals, ...
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  • Make your business sing with the right music

    August 1, 2019
    Sponsored by Entandem Imagine the customer experience in a restaurant without music. No ambiance to set the tone, no background music to fill the awkward silence on a first date, no live band at the bar. Music is an emotionally rooted medium that creates connections with customers. And when it’s not there, we notice. Matching your business ...
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  • Flavour Forecast: Mexicana Vegana

    July 10, 2019
    Sponsored by Club House for Chefs You may not have noticed, but this amazing duo has been suddenly appearing in restaurants and food halls in major cities across the globe. Now is the time to explore and discover a whole new side of Mexican food in your kitchen. Start with traditional antojitos (small bites) so everyone ...
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  • Bringing Authentic Pai Cooking to Toronto

    July 4, 2019
    By Club House for Chefs | Photos by Josh Tenn-Yuk, A former nurse in Thailand with a passion for food since learning to cook in her mother’s kitchen, Chef Nuit Regular came to Canada in early 2006 and has been introducing true Thai to Toronto’s taste buds ever since. Recognized for her signature Northern Thai street ...
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  • Flavour First Approach: Top 5 Facts About Cattlemen’s® BBQ Sauces

    June 20, 2019
    By McCormick Canada We can all remember the taste of mouth-watering, fall-off-the-bone ribs slathered in our favourite BBQ sauce. Whether you’re into smoky, spicy, tangy or all of the above, the options are endless and constantly evolving. Chefs, home cooks and BBQ sauce connoisseurs alike, work endlessly to elevate flavours by incorporating fresh ingredients into their ...
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  • Flavour Forecast : Need For Seed

    June 7, 2019
    By McCormick Canada Little package. Giant punch! We’re talking seeds of the crunchy, citrusy, nutty, buttery and pungent form. It’s time the whole world started sprinkling, cracking, crusting, toasting and of course eating them on everything — like overnight coconut guava basil seed pudding, Cajun puffed lotus seed snack mix and gomasio, a Japanese black and ...
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  • The Flavour First Approach: Meet McCormick Canada’s Juriaan Snellen

    April 24, 2019
    By McCormick Canada As executive corporate chef for McCormick Canada, Juriaan Snellen has a passion for flavour and a wealth of culinary experience. Juriaan is originally from Europe and has significant culinary experience in quick service, casual dining and fine dining environments. In addition to his chef de cuisine certification, he has a degree in hotel management ...
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  • Delivering on Delivery: Fries that go the distance

    March 27, 2019
    When it comes to dining, convenience continues to be top of mind for consumers. Online ordering, on-demand expectations and hectic schedules are changing the way people eat. They are increasingly looking for speed and ease without sacrificing quality, taste and variety. Last year, delivery and take out outperformed total traffic across full service, QSR and retail ...
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  • New, Novel and Spicy: Kraft Heinz condiments find new life in traditional dishes

    February 28, 2019
    By Thomas Heitz At Kraft Heinz, we’ve got you covered when it comes to condiments. For starters, Heinz Ketchup is a household name and foodservice staple that’s associated with time-tested tradition and taste. It’s the classic ketchup, and every BBQ, picnic, family outing and gathering reminds us of it. But we don’t just do ketchup: Heinz ...
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  • Capitalizing on Comfort

    December 13, 2018
    As the days shorten and the temperature begins to drop, Canadians have more than a few reasons to cosy up inside and share delicious comfort food with friends and family. It’s clear — comfort food season is upon us, so how can operators capitalize on this growing trend? Success Starts With Menu Selection Old is new again ...
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  • WTF: How to Max Out Underused Equipment

    November 22, 2018
    When was the last time you looked around your kitchen and focused only on the equipment. How frequently is it used? At what times of day? Are you using all of your equipment as efficiently as possible to share the load during peak service? Or, maybe you’re considering changing your apps and sides but don’t know what to ...
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