5 food holidays to celebrate in July, from fried chicken to tequila

By Megan Prevost It’s time again to prepare for another month of food holidays! Celebrating these types of holidays consistently can bring a fun air to your restaurant. Customers may begin to look forward to the occasion you choose to celebrate each month or every few months. These holidays are a great way to incentivize […]

3 tips for maximizing restaurant cross-promotion

By Megan Prevost There are many different strategies that can help to propel a new business to success, especially in the continually evolving world of digital marketing. Even in the digital age, one piece of old-school wisdom still holds true — word of mouth is one of the most consistently successful forms of advertising. The […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in June, from cheese to smoothies

By Megan Prevost June has arrived and with it alluring thoughts of summer, long nights, and more outdoor dining in the sun. With the summer territory (no matter where you’re located) comes an increased popularity of frozen treats and refreshing snacks. While there are over 30 national food holidays to choose from this month (and […]

What restaurants can gain from private dining

By Sylvia Tomczak It’s exclusive, it’s elusive, it’s underground dining — and it might just be happening in the most obvious of places. All across Canada (and the rest of the world), chefs and restaurateurs have been rethinking the concept of dining out through embracing elements of secret supper club culture. Welcoming social intimacy and […]

Upcoming events at Flanagan Foodservice

Press release Flanagan Foodservice will be hosting their annual food shows this spring on the following dates: Kitchener/Owen Sound Show – Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Lot42 (in Kitchener, Ontario) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sudbury Show – Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Garson Community Centre (in Garson, Ontario) between […]

Parq Vancouver celebration extends beyond opening weekend

International resort destination ushers in new entertainment era in British Columbia Press release The word is out: Parq Vancouver is the place to be. The opening weekend festivities are stretching into a full week of celebration and exploration, and with the Harvest Moon offering a show to visitors on the sixth-floor outdoor Parq, visitors are quickly discovering the […]

Chefs by 10tation welcomes Antler’s Chef Michael Hunter and more

Press release Within just a few months of the successful launch of 10tation Event Catering’s celebrity chef service, founder and owner David D’Aprile is proud to be partnering with Chef Michael Hunter (Antler) and, from Local Kitchen, Chef Fabio Bondi and Sommelier & Producer Michael Sangregorio. Chefs by 10tation provides clients, event managers and party […]

Managing customer emotions using touch points

By Doug Radkey The restaurant industry is driven by delivering exceptional (and memorable) customer experiences. As a restaurateur, you need to realize that you don’t just sell food and beverage, you sell emotions through experiences. Your concept, whether a restaurant, bar, cafe or food truck, lives or dies by the customer emotions it creates. To […]

10tation Event Catering partners with Canadian celebrity chefs

Press release Are you looking for star power at your next event? Are you interested in bringing the cuisine of a renowned chef to your guests at an upcoming gala and looking for somebody to make it happen? While chefs offering catering services outside their restaurants is not a new concept, their partnerships with popular […]

Seven tips to capitalize on spring events

By Diane Chiasson Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get started on plans for two of the restaurant industry’s busiest days – Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Children celebrate their parents by taking them out for lavish meals, and with a little bit of planning, you can easily use this […]