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 […]

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 […]

Bakers use innovation to help Canadians make healthier choices

By Paul Hetherington There’s nothing we love more than the smell of fresh baked bread in the morning… except maybe the smell of fresh baked muffins or cinnamon buns or just baked goods in general. Almost every Canadian eats bakery foods in one form or another and regularly purchases the bulk of their baked products […]

High Liner Foods announces a repositioning of their Canadian foodservice business

Press release High Liner Foods (“the Company”) announces changes for its Canadian foodservice division. High Liner Foodservice in Canada has been repositioned and rebranded as High Liner Culinary, with a strong focus on culinary innovation and customer relationships to complement its strong sourcing and supply chain expertise. This repositioning and rebranding resulted from in-depth customer, […]

Are we meeting the needs for ethnic food in healthcare?

Press release HFS Healthcare Food Services to host three FoodCare Innovation Forums in Ontario this Spring to address this issue in collaboration with industry professionals. Canada’s aging population is growing significantly as boomers enter their senior years. Because of Canada’s ethnic diversity the need for more diverse healthcare food is more important than ever. To tackle […]