Holiday Ideas

  • 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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  • 5 food holidays to celebrate this April, from tea to eggs

    March 28, 2022
    By Megan Prevost The culinary calendar is never empty, that’s for sure. For pretty much every day of the year, there are corresponding food holidays that could be celebrated. Most of them are super niche, such as National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day on April 21, but plenty of them celebrate larger categories. Food holidays are more than ...
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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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  • The top 10 mood-boosting foods for your menu

    March 18, 2022
    With International Happiness Day landing on March 20, 2022, meal kit delivery company Chefs Plate has researched the best mood-boosting foods. By picking out exactly which healthy and mood-boosting foods to eat to improve both wellbeing and energy levels, these recipes have been carefully created to leave your diners with a smile on their faces. The secret? ...
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  • Celebrating ingredients for a healthier tomorrow with Nutrition Month

    March 15, 2022
    Canadians are looking for ways to promote healthier eating, a healthier planet, and affordable food. To celebrate the 40th annual Nutrition Month, dietitians are focusing on the connection between food, public health, and the environment. During Nutrition Month 2022, dietitians will explore the key “ingredients” needed to change our food systems for a healthier tomorrow, says ...
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  • Bringing millennia of culinary history to life in the 21st century

    March 7, 2022
    By Tom Nightingale In the heart of Saskatchewan, three kilometres north of Saskatoon, sitting above Opimihaw Creek and not far off the Saskatchewan River, is a place that typifies Canada’s rich cultural history: Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Wanuskewin’s archeological resources represent 6,400 years of the Northern Plains peoples – twice the age of Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza. Within ...
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  • Canada celebrates Food Waste Action Week March 7-13

    March 7, 2022
    Leading global zero waste organizations have come together to launch a first-of-its-kind campaign aimed to drive home the message that Food Waste Feeds Climate Change. Led by Love Food Hate Waste Canada and the National Zero Waste Council, Canada is joining the UK, US, New Zealand, and other nations for Food Waste Action Week running ...
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  • Presenting Canada’s most romantic restaurants for 2022

    February 11, 2022
    Another year, another Valentine’s Day and restaurants across Canada will have been doing their best to ensure that love is in the air and in the dining room. Some do it better than others, as the list of Canada’s most romantic restaurants for 2022 shows. OpenTable notes that many things come together to create a romantic ...
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  • Spice up your menu this Valentine’s Day

    February 7, 2022
    By Sydney Ahmadian Valentine’s Day is one of the most profitable days of the year for restaurants. But what are customers looking for this year? Platforms like TikTok and Instagram continually popularize specific ingredients and flavours, giving restaurants a golden opportunity to piggyback on large holidays. Marketing these trendy ingredients can be a great way to grab ...
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  • La Poutine Week goes supersize for 10th anniversary

    January 17, 2022
    La Poutine Week, the annual event that celebrates the most Canadian of meals, is going supersize for its 10th anniversary in 2022. In partnership with Saputo and Sysco, the La Poutine Week culinary festival will be extended to two weeks this year, running from February 1 to 14. For this year’s edition, the festival will bring together ...
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