Nostalgic brands & iconic flavours for modern menus

As a chef, you know that taste is king. You also know the value of leaning on pantry staples to help you optimize your menus. You reap the rewards creatively and financially when you land on ingredients that can play the field, moving from savoury to sweet and bringing in rich, creamy texture, and when […]

Restaurants need to tell the Canadian chicken story

Do you know where your chicken comes from? Unfortunately, less than half of Canadians know how their food gets to the table. With misleading and often unreliable information in the media, consumers are not always getting the truth about Canadian farmers. “We work really hard to help restaurants understand what’s different about Canadian chicken,” says […]

Consumers are looking to restaurants and chefs for the facts on Canadian chicken

These days, sustainability and animal welfare are often in the news, and it’s important that chefs and restaurateurs know the facts about Canadian chicken. Often, it’s false information and exaggeration that receive media coverage and industry professionals need to help consumers distinguish fact from fiction. Reports of chickens being kept in tiny cages or getting […]

Australian lamb takes a star turn in Toronto

The ability for Australian lamb to elevate the menu was on full display recently at two events hosted by MediaEdge Communications for the Canadian Gaming Summit. You’ve already read about Australian lamb’s grassy and mild flavour and tender and lean qualities; about the versatility and quality that it offers; and about its sustainable and ethical […]

Competition & collaboration at the Humber College Iron Chef Competition

Chefs, as a general rule, are always striving to raise their ceiling, competing with themselves to achieve higher standards. It’s a trait that serves them well in their careers, and it all starts early. Competitions like the Humber College Iron Chef Competition, sponsored for 2022 by Kraft Heinz, help to foster this mindset, as well […]

Elevate a menu with the quality and versatility of Australian lamb

Many chefs already know that incorporating Australian lamb as the star of a dish can breathe new life — and taste — into a menu. As lamb becomes more familiar to consumers and in higher demand, now is the perfect time for chefs and restaurants to start sourcing the best lamb product in the world. […]

Bar Connect’s Take In: redefining your dining operation

For so many operators in Canada’s foodservice industry in 2022, the future will be a hybrid of the pre-pandemic emphasis on the indoor dining experience and the increasingly digitized stream of off-premises consumption that surged in prominence during the pandemic. Balancing these two focuses will be a challenging task for restaurants, particularly alongside the perpetual […]

Australian lamb’s versatility is the perfect tool for chefs

Lamb is an increasingly popular choice for chefs as well as consumers both dining out and eating in. Menu Matters reports that there’s been a 14 per cent increase in lamb in casual dining over the last 10 years and a 19 per cent increase in quick-service in just the last four years, demonstrating that […]

Canadian chefs look down under for sustainable lamb

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate the delicious and versatile taste of high-quality lamb into your menu, there’s no better choice than Australian lamb. Australian lamb sold in Canada and the U.S. is climate-neutral, pasture-raised, all-natural, and free of artificial additives. An unwavering commitment to quality and integrity, combined with the rich unspoiled environment […]