The Great Resignation: How to attract, retain, and support your team

By Tom Nightingale COVID-19 has brought lasting change to the foodservice and hospitality industry, from the way restaurateurs and chefs manage and lead their business to the way they communicate and support their colleagues and staff. That evolution has been a necessary one, fueled in no small part by the ongoing labour crisis – “The […]

In foodservice and beyond, human connection cannot be an afterthought

By Tom Nightingale Foodservice has been going through something of a technological revolution in recent years, an apparent long-term shift that took another leap forward during the pandemic. Increased digitization and automation bring benefits, such as increased convenience and accessibility, but what it cannot and should not attempt to replace is human connection. Perhaps now, […]

The top 10 mood-boosting foods for your menu

With International Happiness Day landing on March 20, 2022, meal kit delivery company Chefs Plate has researched the best mood-boosting foods. By picking out exactly which healthy and mood-boosting foods to eat to improve both wellbeing and energy levels, these recipes have been carefully created to leave your diners with a smile on their faces. The […]

Keeping up with the need for health and well-being in the growing Better-For-You category

By Julie Istead Thanks to heightened attention from consumers to the quality of food, the ‘Better For You’ dining category is growing faster than the foodservice industry can keep up. Consumers drive the food and beverage markets, and the demand for products starts to increase well before they hit the mainstream. Take, for example, the […]

Trend Watch: Plant-based and healthy options continue to dominate foodservice

By Sophie Mir If there was any lingering doubt about plant-based meat mainstreaming, Beyond Meat’s recent IPO, the biggest of 2019, ought to have quelled them. Founded in 2009 with venture capital from Bill Gates and Tyson Foods, amongst other, Beyond Meat’s share price started the day at $25 and reached a high of $63.43, […]

A quarter of Canadians mistakenly drink red wine for the probiotics

Press Release Many Canadians are aware that probiotics, the “good bacteria” found in a variety of foods and natural health supplements, are an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but a recent survey conducted by Progressive Nutritional has revealed that consumers are confused about where probiotics come from, what their benefits are, and the amount they need […]

Trend Watch: Mediterranean flair, spicy condiments and coconut-flavoured sweets

By Sophie Mir Over the long term, Canadians have become more accepting of global fare and spicier dishes, prompting operators to explore the world for different menu ideas. While the specifics change from month to month, Technomic has identified Mediterranean flavours and spicy bowls as the latest popular iterations of those larger trends. On the sweet side […]

High-oleic canola oil eligible for new FDA-qualified health claim

Press Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized on Nov. 19 a qualified health claim that consuming edible oils containing at least 70 percent of the monounsaturated fat oleic acid per serving may reduce the risk of heart disease. High-oleic canola oil is primarily used in commercial foodservice operations and food manufacturing due to its higher heat […]