Serving food safely during COVID-19

Republished with permission from Nutrition for Non-Nutritionists, Since COVID19 arrived, you already know about the importance of hand washing. This is a great first step in handling food safely. Remember to use the WHO method to wash your hands every time before touching food or setting the table. When it comes to serving food safely, there […]

Shopping streets go virtual, with Streetify

Press Release Major private initiative supports government efforts to save local businesses Streetify startup transforms 5 million stores and every website into branded virtual stores Free app and website also biggest source of cashbacks, voucher codes and coupons in the world All store and restaurant advertising is FREE for 2020 Streetify (, a new global shopping […]

MaxTV Media offers free advertising to Ontario restaurants

Press Release With hundreds of Toronto restaurants and bars reduced to takeout/ deliveries and being beaten down by COVID-19, a Toronto media company is proactively pushing for the survival of small local businesses. MaxTV Media, a Canadian provider of condo-based digital notice boards, is offering restaurants and bars across Ontario access to free advertising on their network of 1,700 digital screens. […]

How to apply for federal COVID-19 small-business support measures

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian federal government released a number of initiatives to help small businesses, including those in foodservice. Here are the two most relevant federal programs available for restaurant and foodservice operators, as well as straightforward information on how to apply. Business Credit Availability Program Established on March 13, 2020, […]

La Prep serves up free coffee, pastries to healthcare workers at three hospital locations in the Greater Toronto Area

Press Release MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (March 20, 2020) –  La Prep is giving back to healthcare workers who are working hard to keep Canadians safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The bistro-style restaurant chain operates locations inside several hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area, so it has seen firsthand the exemplary dedication and professionalism of healthcare […]

The long view: How COVID-19 is reshaping the Canadian foodservice industry

By Sara Burnside Menuck Amid sweeping new measures aimed at containing the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, the foodservice industry is seeing unprecedented impacts. From Canadians being recommended to self-isolate, avoiding public spaces and gatherings of more than 50, and restaurants and bars being ordered to close dining rooms, offering delivery, takeout and drive-thru only, it’s […]

COVID-19 Portal

MediaEdge Communications is a leader in providing print and digital media products for foodservice professionals, such as Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News magazine, our weekly Restobiz Bytes E-Newsletter, our website, the @RestobizCRFN social channels, and our annual Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show. We are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 public-health situation very closely, and deeply […]

Rouxbe offers free food safety course for foodservice industries

Press Release March 17, 2020, Vancouver, British Columbia — Starting today, Rouxbe, the leading online culinary training program, is offering a free course on food safety to any foodservice organization. Learning about food safety is an important step in preventing illness from unsafe foods or through the transmission of disease from food handlers, including the coronavirus. The […]