Connecting chefs in need with cooks of the future

The culinary industry has been struggling with staffing through the pandemic, but the Culinary Federation is doing all that it can to help ease the pain. The Federation’s Toronto branch recently held an exciting ice-breaker networking event at Shalit Foods Inc. in downtown Toronto with the goal of connecting chefs who are looking for more […]

Congratulations to Chef Tony Fernandes, recipient of the CF Lifetime Achievement Award

Chef Tony Fernandes, an executive chef and food and beverage director and a Canadian Culinary Federation Toronto branch member, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Culinary Federation’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the Central Region. The award was established by the Culinary Federation to honour and recognize those who have achieved excellence in […]

Canadian culinary progress promises a bright future

By Tom Nightingale After such a damaging and painful two years, how does the Canadian culinary and restaurant industry keep young and talented chefs motivated and keen to build a career in the industry? That just might be the million-dollar question amid the high-profile and lingering talk of a labour crisis and the magnified challenges […]

Bringing millennia of culinary history to life in the 21st century

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 […]

Raising the bar: Chef Peter Keith

Chef Keith has tackled the pandemic head-on with his Meuwly’s brand and is making efforts to break down barriers around mental health. By Tom Nightingale It is fair to say that Peter Keith has thrown himself into the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Over the last 15 years, the experienced restaurateur has excelled in cooking […]

Remembering and recognizing the late Chef Divakar Raju

It is with great and profound sadness that everyone at Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News, RestoBiz, and MediaEdge Communications remembers our friend and leading Canadian culinary professional Chef Divakar Raju, who passed away in February at age 57. Chef Divakar was an esteemed member of Canada’s culinary community and had worked for Delmanor since 2011. […]

Raising the Bar: In its second year out, the CR&B Show met old expectations, and set new ones

The main goal of the CR&B Show is no secret: create the most unique and interactive trade show for Canadian foodservice industry professionals. And while launching a new trade show is a challenge, the first year always has one saving grace: there’s nothing to directly compare it to. There’s no getting better, but there’s no […]

Flavouring the Future

Windsor Salt gives young chefs the culinary experience of a lifetime! By Brittany Failler, sponsored by Windsor Salt and the Culinary Federation In early July, a dozen young chefs from across Canada had the opportunity to travel to Niagara for a five-day exchange sponsored by Windsor Salt, taking in the region’s restaurants, wineries and, of […]