Air Canada partners with chef Antonio Park on meals for Asian and South American flights

Press Release Air Canada today announced a partnership with award-winning Canadian chef Antonio Park to design destination-inspired meals that will be exclusively featured on select Air Canada flights to Asia and South America. Chef Park’s designs will complement chef David Hawksworth’s and will guide Air Canada’s flight caterers in creating a selection of meal options […]

Cora breakfasts take flight aboard WestJet

Press Release Cora Breakfast and Lunch is proud to announce that the brand is now a valued partner of Canadian airline WestJet. The onboard breakfast meal, served in Premium cabin on morning flights, is now provided by Cora. It is a satisfying mark of confidence in the Canadian breakfast pioneer. WestJet has been offering Cora […]

Celebrity chef Corbin Tomaszeski launches new fall school menu items

Press Release Today, Food Network celebrity chef Corbin Tomaszeski unveiled his new signature menu items created specifically for Chartwells, the foodservice provider for schools in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Current, fun, sophisticated and anything but boring, these new menu items aren’t your parent’s school lunches! Students at Sacred Heart High School will assume the role of judge as they taste […]

How to navigate the big challenges of institutional foodservice

By Doug Radkey Day after day, foodservice providers in hotels, schools, hospitals, convention centres, casinos and other large facilities prepare and serve hundreds, sometimes thousands, of meals to their unique guests. Managing those numbers requires a corresponding volume of human resources, sales data, inventory and multiple menus as well as the support of effective leaders […]

Delmanor’s Sheldon Gould will change how you think about retirement home dining

By Gregory Furgala Sheldon Gould would probably forgive you if you think the food in retirement communities is boring, bland or just plain bad. It’s not that it’s well-deserved — it isn’t — it’s just all too common, so he’s used to it. Gould is the COO of Delmanor, a community of retirement residences in […]

Institutional foodservice: One-tenth of Canada’s foodservice industry

In its recently released 2017 Canadian Institutional Foodservice Market Report, fsSTRATEGY estimates total gross revenues in institutional foodservice in Canada in 2016 to be $8.5 billion or 10 per cent of total Canadian foodservice industry sales. Approximately 54 per cent of the institutional foodservice market is operated by management and staff directly employed by institutions. […]

The changing landscape of institutional foodservice in Canada

By Geoff Wilson Despite growth in healthcare and education, overall institutional foodservice sales in Canada declined in 2015, reflecting the significant influence that demographic, economic and even environmental factors can have on this major sector of the Canadian foodservice industry. According to fsSTRATEGY’s newly released 2016 Canadian Institutional Foodservice Market Report, total Canadian institutional foodservice […]