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 […]

Highlights from the Culinary Federation’s national conference in Niagara

By Kira Smith, President CF Oakville With its fertile soil, Ontario’s Niagara region is well known for growing a wide variety of produce in Canada. For the week of May 28, 2019, it was also a place of growth for chefs and young chefs as they gathered for the Culinary Federation’s 56th National Conference. The […]

Sláinte! A night of Scotch pairings made for a rousing — and carousing — success

Wine pairings tend to get the most attention in hospitality, but what about Scotch? Members of CF Winnipeg were treated to a convincing seminar on the neglected pairing, tasting four rounds of whiskey, each one representative of a method, process and region that make it special. Gary Dawyduk, a product ambassador for the Grant Park […]

Dinner, Theatre: After 10 years, Saskatoon’s Chefs’ Gala is more glamorous than ever

By Jordan Rutherford When Anthony McCarthy, executive chef at the Saskatoon Club, organized Saskatoon’s first Chefs’ Gala and Showcase a little over 10 years ago, he had humble hopes, dreams and aspirations — a nice supper with some friends and family where the local culinary arts could be celebrated through fine dining and awards, courtesy […]

The Canadian Culinary Federation ramps up for its 2019 National Conference

Press Release Chefs and cooks from across the country are gathering for the 56th Annual Canadian Culinary Federation (CF) National Conference this coming May 26 to 30. When this dynamic group of professionals comes to town, the goal is to explore the Niagara region through the joint lenses of sustainability and taste by including wine […]

Q&A with chef Jeremy Luypen: “We’re a family”

Interview by Gregory Furgala In February, the Culinary Federation elected chef Jeremy Luypen as its new western regional vice president. Based in Kelowna, B.C., Luypen has built a career working in the Okanagan Valley, where he’s currently the executive winery chef at Summerhill Winery and an instructor in Okanagan College’s culinary arts program, his alma […]

Lobster, Mussels and Moonshine

By Sue Mercer Every year, chefs make the pilgrimage to a different Canadian city to explore and experience the culinary traditions of a different part of our great nation. In 2018, we gathered in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, known as Canada’s Food Island, where for four days we networked with one another, learned new […]