Holiday Ideas

  • 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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  • OpenTable & Air Canada name Canada’s Best New Restaurants

    November 3, 2021
    On the 20th anniversary of the two companies’ collaboration on the annual pre-eminent list of top restaurants across the country, OpenTable and Air Canada have named Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2021. A press release says year’s list showcases culinary talent as inclusive and diverse as the Canadian community. It adds that Canada’s culinary talent has preserved ...
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  • Ontario launches Canada’s first-ever Upcycled Food Fest

    October 27, 2021
    Canada’s first-ever Upcycled Food Fest aims to launch a new way of reducing food waste in the country. Running through November, the Upcycled Food Fest will bring together an unprecedented group of chefs, restaurants, food and beverage companies, nutritionists, and grocery retailers. The festival aims to demonstrate how healthy, fully sustainable, and delicious meals can be ...
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  • Paul Gentile of Metro named Ontario’s Finest Butcher for 2021

    October 1, 2021
    Paul Gentile from Metro has claimed the title of Ontario’s Finest Butcher for 2021. Gentile, who works in Toronto as a meat specialist for Metro, came out on top in a battle of 17 of the province’s best butchers in this year’s edition of the competition held annually by Meat & Poultry Ontario. Gentile started his career working ...
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  • Le Burger Week celebrates record-breaking 10th anniversary

    September 27, 2021
    Le Burger Week, the annual celebration of Canada’s biggest and best burgers, held its milestone 10th anniversary earlier this month, adding a second week to the event for the first time ever. From September 1-14, Le Burger Week, presented by Saputo and Sysco and delivered with DoorDash, rolled out across the nation. Fittingly, the supersize 10th ...
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  • Food Day Canada celebrates Canadian food workers

    July 29, 2021
    Canadians are ready to celebrate Food Day Canada 2021 on Saturday, July 31. Across the country, people will be sharing good food and Canada will be lit up from coast to coast for this year’s celebrations. Almost 50 buildings and icons, from Government House in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Niagara Falls and the Fairmont Banff Springs ...
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  • Register for the Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News webinar series

    April 26, 2021
    Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News is proud to launch an educational and engaging Energy Efficiency webinar series for the Canadian foodservice industry. Proudly supported by the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA), ECNG Energy Group, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the Culinary Federation, and Flanagan Foodservice, these webinars will offer expert advice and insights ...
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  • SIAL Canada’s 17th edition presents the crossroads of innovative solutions to face the challenges of tomorrow

    March 3, 2020
    Press Release By 2030, the agri-food industry will need to feed nearly nine billion people while protecting the planet’s resources. As our production and consumption methods are put to the test, manufacturers and professionals must now innovate to produce differently, offering more sustainable agri-food alternatives, all of this in the context of a significant labour shortage. This is the main theme that ...
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  • With Planted, Chef Liana Robberecht turns her long-time love affair with vegetables into spectacular experience

    March 3, 2020
    By Sara Burnside Menuck Chef Liana Robberecht is firmly planted in Canada’s food scene. Trained in both culinary and visual arts, she led Calgary’s Petroleum Club for over 18 years before joining WinSport as executive chef in 2015. She’s won numerous industry awards, including being named 2011’s Chef of the Year by the Alberta Foodservice Expo ...
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  • Culinary Federation chefs do Canada proud at the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics

    February 21, 2020
    Highest praise is in order for the Canadian teams who competed in the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany. Thanks to their Olympian efforts, Canada retains its international reputation as a culinary leader, bringing home numerous medals. Held every four years, the IKA Culinary Olympics is the oldest, largest and most diverse culinary competition in ...
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  • It’s time to TURN UP the Heat for International Women’s Day

    February 19, 2020
    It’s a well-known fact that foodservice is a tough industry. It’s even tougher if you’re a woman – and yet, women across Canada continue to strive and succeed in culinary careers. On March 5, Canadian Women in Food (CWIF) is stirring things up for International Women’s Day with its TURN UP The Heat charity dinner ...
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  • Just in time for Valentine’s Day, OpenTable reveals Canada’s 100 most romantic restaurants

    January 30, 2020
    Press Release Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc., has announced the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada for 2020 according to OpenTable diners to help Canadians plan the perfect date. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 500,000 restaurant reviews submitted ...
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  • Tim Hortons announces limited edition, long-stemmed seasonal Timbits Bouquets for Mother’s Day

    May 7, 2018
    Tim Hortons is making Mother’s Day even sweeter with a new Timbits Bouquet! Guests can now celebrate Mother’s Day like never before with Timbits Bouquets available exclusively for Mother’s Day weekend at participating Tim Hortons Restaurants across Canada. The Timbits Bouquets are available for $12.99 plus tax at participating Tim Hortons restaurants only on Saturday, May 12th and ...
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  • Add a taste of Rio to your menu

    August 5, 2016
    Celebrate the Olympics foodie-style with Brazilian menu favourites By Kavita Sabharwal Although the opening ceremony is set to take place on the evening of August 5th, it’s not too late for your restaurant to get into the competitive spirit of the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games. The Games are taking place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, where food ...
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