Antunes partners with A&W Canada on Egg Station

Manufacturer’s equipment enables chain to cook eggs consistently Press release Antunes, a family owned and operated company specializing in the manufacturing of foodservice equipment, partnered with A&W Food Services of Canada, Inc. (A&W Canada) on a chain wide roll-out of its Egg Stations to approximately 550 restaurant locations. The roll-out coincided with the leading Canadian […]

Foodservice applications and trends for whole grains

By Kelly Toups Grains used to function as the flavourless blank slate in recipes – a supporting actor, at best. But today, chefs are bringing this understudy into the spotlight, leveraging whole grains as a delightful source of flavours and textures in their own right. “America’s in a bread renaissance that’s whole-grain focused,” explained Greg […]

Food Service Operations program now available at Humber College

By Kavita Sabharwal Advancing your career in the foodservice industry can be difficult, especially if you’re currently working full time at a restaurant and find you have no time to tackle school, as well. With the introduction of Humber College’s new Food Service Operations Certificate program, however, it’s easier than ever to learn the skills necessary […]

Appetizers: Does Size Matter?

Whether savoured alone or shared with friends, appetizers are becoming a hot commodity among restaurant goers. What’s more, the popularity of bite-sized shareables has given rise to new innovations and fresh opportunities for foodservice providers. “The appetizer category presents an exciting opportunity for restaurant operators, who are often challenged to provide innovative menu items that […]

Ontario sets minimum wage at $15 – but wait; there’s more, and it’s worse

By Jeni Marinucci Many are celebrating Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s decision to push the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019. Smaller changes to pay will take place first, bumping the current general minimum wage of $11.40 to $14 at the opening of 2018, providing a year for small businesses to hopefully get […]

Flanagan Foodservice and Local Line partner to increase access to Ontario local food

Press release Flanagan Foodservice and local food e-commerce platform Local Line have partnered to create a local food program that revolutionizes access to Ontario products for foodservice operators. Proudly Canadian and family-owned, Flanagan’s is the largest Canadian owned, independent foodservice distributor in the country. Though Flanagan’s has grown to provide full service to more than […]

Keep pests away from your restaurant’s waste

By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. Nothing ruins a lunch quite like a cockroach scuttling across the table. Unfortunately, by offering an unlimited supply of food, water and shelter, restaurants can be an oasis for common pests like cockroaches and flies. What many restauranteurs fail to realize, however, is that a pest problem inside oftentimes originates from […]

Why food quality trumps service in driving business growth

By Tyler Baks Any restaurant owner knows there is a lot to think about when it comes to driving growth and staying relevant in today’s increasingly competitive foodservice landscape. In order to increase traffic and build loyalty, operators need to deliver on excellent service, value for money and great-tasting food, while ensuring the atmosphere is […]

Food allergies: New survey shines spotlight on shared responsibility

By Food Allergy Canada Food allergy is one of the leading causes of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. As a very small amount of a food allergen, when ingested, can cause a serious allergic reaction, avoidance is key to staying safe. Currently, there is no cure for food allergy. With more than 2.5 million Canadians impacted […]