November 19, 2019 By Heritage Parts Cleaning any piece of equipment is crucial to getting maximum efficiency out of it. Food debris and char can build up on a commercial griddle and quickly affect the cooking process and can change flavour profiles. It can also cause uneven cooking on certain items and pose a health risk if the food ... Read more about this post
September 27, 2019 By Gregory Furgala, in partnership with Rational Canada Ovens, stoves, grills, planchas, fryers, refrigerators and innumerable small appliances make up a conventional restaurant kitchen. At peak hours they’re running full bore and using a prodigious amount of energy, eating into restaurant owners’ budgets and slim margins. With the exception of wood oven-only restaurants, a steep monthly ... Read more about this post
May 14, 2019 By Divakar Raju
While we tend to assume foodies are Instagramming Millennials, there are other important players leading the charge in the evolution of food culture. Boomers are huge influencers, and they lend their clout to different areas as they retire. According to StatCan, 5,000 Canadian Boomers are retiring each week. A boom that once represented birth ... Read more about this post
April 9, 2019 By Doug Radkey
Day after day, foodservice providers in hotels, schools, hospitals, convention centres, casinos and other large facilities prepare and serve hundreds, sometimes thousands, of meals to their unique guests. Managing those numbers requires a corresponding volume of human resources, sales data, inventory and multiple menus as well as the support of effective leaders and ... Read more about this post
September 21, 2018 By Alice Sinia
Outside may be buzzing with pest activity right now, but when temperatures begin to dip, restaurants will become even more enticing to pests seeking shelter from the cold — along with food and water — this fall. And if pests find safe harbour inside, they can breed and quickly become an infestation, posing ... Read more about this post
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.
What are some of the most ... Read more about this post
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