Holiday Ideas

  • 5 food holidays to celebrate in December, from comfort food to champagne

    December 1, 2022
    By Megan Prevost This month is jam-packed full of holiday cheer already, but just in case you’re looking for a little bit more to celebrate before the end of the year, we’ve got five more food holidays in December for you! Featuring a food holiday at your bar or restaurant is a great way to drive traffic ...
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  • How helping your community this season can boost sales

    November 30, 2022
    As the holidays draw nearer and gatherings become more popular, a sense of community becomes even more important for your customers and for your business. While December is often a busy month with catering and parties, you can limit any lulls by hosting an event that helps your community. 77 per cent of consumers say that ...
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  • 5 food holidays to celebrate in November, from nachos to French toast

    October 27, 2022
    By Megan Prevost With the end of the year approaching fast, it’s time to celebrate the last of the food holidays in November. Strap in for a sweet month because we’ve got lots of sugary holidays on the docket! Celebrating a food holiday is a great way to introduce new menu items and specials while also attracting ...
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  • 5 different Halloween events for your restaurant

    October 20, 2022
    By Megan Prevost As Halloween approaches, it’s easy to feel spoiled for choice when celebrating. If you want your guests to spend the spookiest night of the year with you, you’ll need a Halloween event of your own to draw them in. Dim the lights, crank up the Monster Mash, and plan an event to welcome ...
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  • 5 food holidays to celebrate in October, from tacos to chocolate

    September 29, 2022
    By Megan Prevost It’s almost October, so you know what that means: fall goodies, Halloween decorations and candy, and of course, pumpkin spice everything. But how do you choose what items to showcase or what specials to run? Sometimes there are just too many delicious foods to feature. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Every month is packed ...
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  • 5 food holidays to celebrate in September, from guacamole to cheeseburgers

    August 26, 2022
    By Megan Prevost It’s that time again! Time to start planning the next month’s events and specials for your restaurant menu. If you’re having a hard time brainstorming ways to increase revenue in the month of September, consider celebrating food holidays! These holidays are simple and easy to plan for and have the potential to draw ...
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  • ORHMA presents the first annual Ontario Hospitality Conference

    August 25, 2022
    The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) is presenting the first annual Ontario Hospitality Conference on November 1-2, 2022 at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel. As the largest provincial hospitality association, ORHMA will gather the province’s foodservice and accommodation owners and operators at this event that offers critical value, actionable information, and advice to ...
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  • 10 fun back-to-school promos for your restaurant

    August 3, 2022
    By Zach Williams Summer is a lively season for restaurants, overflowing with promotional possibilities. The daylight is long, the weather is fine, kids and teenagers are off school, and the revenue potential is huge. Now that the season is winding down, though, you might feel that you’re running low on marketing ideas. Have no fear, though, because the ...
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  • 5 food holidays to celebrate in August, from ice cream sandwiches to filet mignon

    July 22, 2022
    By Megan Prevost With the end of summer approaching, it’s time to take advantage of the heat while it’s still here, relishing in delicious summer faves like ice cream sandwiches and s’mores. If you’re looking for an excellent way to bring in some more customers on slower days, utilizing food holidays can bring both fun and ...
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  • 5 food holidays to celebrate in July, from fried chicken to tequila

    June 29, 2022
    By Megan Prevost It’s time again to prepare for another month of food holidays! Celebrating these types of holidays consistently can bring a fun air to your restaurant. Customers may begin to look forward to the occasion you choose to celebrate each month or every few months. These holidays are a great way to incentivize new ...
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  • 5 food holidays to celebrate in June, from cheese to smoothies

    May 27, 2022
    By Megan Prevost June has arrived and with it alluring thoughts of summer, long nights, and more outdoor dining in the sun. With the summer territory (no matter where you’re located) comes an increased popularity of frozen treats and refreshing snacks. While there are over 30 national food holidays to choose from this month (and every ...
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  • 5 food holidays to celebrate in May, from Mexican cuisine to seafood

    April 25, 2022
    By Megan Prevost May brings welcome thoughts of summer menus and warmer patio dining. For restaurant operators, it’s time to start thinking about all the different ways you can market and advertise your restaurant for the month. May is a month packed full of food holidays, with Mother’s Day, Victoria Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial ...
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  • Toronto Taste celebrates 30 years this June in support of Second Harvest

    April 21, 2022
    The Toronto Taste festival, the city’s premier culinary event and largest prix fixe dinner, celebrates its 30th anniversary by returning in person in Toronto on Sunday, June 12 at the historic Evergreen Brickworks.  The event, presented by the Daniels Corporation, will bring together 50 of the most celebrated culinary and cocktail experts under one roof in support of Second Harvest, ...
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  • Promoting plant-based foods to protect our planet

    April 12, 2022
    By Riana Topan Earth Day, observed around the world on April 22, began as a celebration of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Today, it has become a global day of awareness and opportunity to learn about and take transformative action for the health of our planet. This year, the call to action centres on ...
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  • Introducing Plant Forward, the first Canada-led international conference on plant-based food

    April 6, 2022
    Protein Industries Canada, Pulse Canada, and Plant-Based Foods of Canada are launching the inaugural Plant Forward conference in Toronto this November. The event will be the first Canada-led international conference on accelerating the growth of the plant-based food, feed, and ingredients ecosystem. The inaugural two-day event will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto ...
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