SIAL Canada’s 17th edition presents the crossroads of innovative solutions to face the challenges of tomorrow

Press Release By 2030, the agri-food industry will need to feed nearly nine billion people while protecting the planet’s resources. As our production and consumption methods are put to the test, manufacturers and professionals must now innovate to produce differently, offering more sustainable agri-food alternatives, all of this in the context of a significant labour […]

Pizza-vending machine has arrived to Ontario Shores

Press Release Food innovation has arrived in Whitby! On Dec. 9, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences as they welcomed their newest food offering, PizzaForno. A revolutionary automated pizza oven (a.k.a. pizza-vending machine), PizzaForno is located in the Lakeview Cafeteria, and will offer patients, guests and staff freshly […]

With retail sales flagging, innovation will be key for the Canadian sandwich category

Press Release Technomic’s newly released 2018 Canadian Sandwich Consumer Trend Report reveals a growing preference for making sandwiches at home rather than purchasing them from foodservice. While 61 per cent of Canadian consumers eat sandwiches on a weekly basis, the percentage of away-from-home sandwich purchases has declined since 2016. This is primarily due to the […]

Creative science, space-driven concepts and robots: Food for thought for the future

Food scientists, beekeepers and even sanitary-minded robots are making waves in the restaurant and foodservice industry and impacting how the future of food will play out not just on Canada’s culinary stage, but on the global stage. Here’s an exciting round-up of some of the top industry disruptors and ideas transforming the restaurant and hospitality […]

New additions to breakfast menus across Canada

By Laura McGuire and Aaron Jourden Opportunities for operators to boost traffic at breakfast are expanding. Growing consumer interest in around-the-clock foodservice options, as well as a greater emphasis on convenience and better-for-you attributes in the morning are leading to some breakfast movements gaining greater traction. Here’s a look at three trends operators can incorporate […]

Meat and poultry prove their worth as versatile proteins

By Sean Moon As centre-of-the-plate mainstays, meat and poultry have long held a prominent place on Canadian restaurant menus. But with chefs always trying to raise the creative bar and impress diners, many are reaching beyond international borders to develop inspired and innovative protein dishes, all while giving tradition its due respect. With the days […]

Food safety rapidly evolving in a digital world

Emerging digital innovation creates tremendous food safety opportunities according to speakers at the ninth annual Maple Leaf Foods Food Safety Symposium Press release Digital innovation and disruption spans most aspects of society, and food safety is benefiting from emerging new capabilities and developments, participants learned at the ninth annual Maple Leaf Foods Food Safety Symposium. According to symposium […]

Bake, roast, grill, steam, poach or sear — today’s cooking equipment can do it all

When it comes to helping foodservice owners operate on an increasingly tight budget, maintain a commitment to energy efficiency and better manage food and labour costs, today’s high-tech, multi-tasking ovens and ranges are finding their way into more commercial kitchens than ever before. Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News recently spoke with leading manufacturers to hear […]