June 21, 2018 From the winter 2017 issue of CRFN
Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News asked Phil Beauvais, market manager at Hobart Canada, and Rodney Yeung, professional division product manager at Miele Ltd., about the latest trends and developments in commercial ware and dish washing. Read on to hear what they had to say.
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June 14, 2018 From the winter 2017 issue of CRFN
By Alex Fraser
The Canadian foodservice industry continues to see innovating new technology that’s having a positive impact, creating efficiencies for restaurants across the country. As we quickly approach the new year, we’ll touch on some of the new technology that could impact restaurant operations in 2018 and beyond.
Table Location Systems
How many ... Read more about this post
May 2, 2018 By Merilee Kern
When British technologist Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” in 1999, referring to a network connecting not just people but the everyday objects around them, it was a concept both fantastical and futuristic. But with a new emphasis on food safety engendered by the sweeping reforms of the FDA Food Safety ... Read more about this post
April 5, 2018 By Jo-Ann McArthur
Last month I told you how Millennials are disrupting your business. This month I’m exploring the many ways new technology is causing its own disruption in our industry. From mobile apps to Virtual Reality, digital tech is changing the landscape for guests and owners alike.
So, what is the role of digital and technology ... Read more about this post
March 28, 2018 From blenders to sous vide equipment, more and more restaurant operators are discovering they can get a lot of innovative bang for their buck from small commercial kitchen appliances.
Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News recently spoke with leading manufacturers about their latest products and recent developments in small appliances. Read on to learn more about what’s ... Read more about this post
March 26, 2018 By Alice Sinia, Ph.D.
The combination of torrential rain and melting snow during springtime can overwhelm river and drainage systems in places throughout Canada. While some areas are hit harder than others, provinces across the country are all at risk for potential flooding. As those waters recede, accumulated debris begins to attract pests like flies and ... Read more about this post
March 14, 2018 By Donald Burns
Here you are managing a restaurant. Is it all you hoped it would be? Probably not. You might even say that it’s quite the challenge. Never fear. Becoming a fierce restaurant manager can be simpler than you realize – you just need to use the right tools.
If you had to narrow it down ... Read more about this post
February 7, 2018 By Matt Rolfe
Have you or your leadership team ever come up with a concept that you passionately agreed was the best idea or direction forward for your team or business, yet the idea failed or did not get implemented? This is commonplace for so many businesses and it is the difference between average and high-performing ... Read more about this post
December 6, 2017 By Alice Sinia, Ph.D.
As the weather cools, winter months can force unwanted pests inside to stay warm or to overwinter. Food, shelter and water attract pests, and your restaurant offers these resources. As these dirty, nuisance and destructive invaders seek relief from the cold, it’s important that you create a defense and prepare your restaurant ... Read more about this post
November 1, 2017 By Matt Maurer and Whitney Abrams
In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, (the “Act”) which will legalize the recreational use of cannabis nationwide. The Federal government has committed to a legal market taking effect by July 1, 2018, which will surely impact many Canada Day celebrations.
The Act sets out much ... Read more about this post
October 23, 2017 By Doug Radkey
One of the biggest mistakes an aspiring restaurateur makes is thinking a business plan is only needed if they require additional funding for their start-up. A business plan is much more than just paperwork to obtain funding from a bank or investor. It is the lifeline of your business and it is also ... Read more about this post
July 27, 2017 By Judy Henderson
By now your renovated restaurant is no longer just a dream and is getting close to becoming a reality. As the final touches are being completed, now is the time to make sure your relaunch plans are set for success.
Since my expertise is design, I’ve asked my communications guy, Michael Ford, owner of ... Read more about this post
July 24, 2017 By Alice Sinia, Ph.D.
To keep up with changing times and styles, every restaurant will need to undergo a renovation at some point. An upgraded dining room and kitchen can do wonders, from revitalizing the dining atmosphere to enhancing the chef’s ability to turn around delicious dishes. However, renovations can also welcome unwanted guests – pests. ... Read more about this post
July 13, 2017 When it comes to helping foodservice owners operate on an increasingly tight budget, maintain a commitment to energy efficiency and better manage food and labour costs, today’s high-tech, multi-tasking ovens and ranges are finding their way into more commercial kitchens than ever before. Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News recently spoke with leading manufacturers to hear ... Read more about this post
June 29, 2017 By Judy Henderson
We’ve already covered starting, planning and designing your restaurant’s renovation. The day will come during that process when the kitchen falls silent (hopefully your chefs are testing a new menu in another working kitchen) and construction starts. As the sledge hammer makes its mark on the walls, you’ll be glad you spent the ... Read more about this post