Protein Power: The latest on how to rev up your meat and poultry offerings

By Renee Lee Wege There’s no shortage of meaty Canadian classics. Montreal smoked meat, gravy-slathered cheese curds, tourtiere, wild game, donairs — the list goes on. While plant-based dishes are gaining traction throughout all dayparts, meat still holds pride of place on most menus, and chefs and restaurants operators are getting increasingly creative to keep […]

Reality check: How much meat do Canadians eat?

Press release A new analysis of Statistics Canada data shows Canadians are consuming moderate amounts of meat. On average, Canadians consume 41 grams of cooked fresh meat, such as beef, pork, lamb and veal, a day – that’s about half the size of the palm of your hand. They also consume prepared poultry and prepared red […]

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 […]

New data indicates that Canadians have increased their protein consumption

Consumption still lingers at the lower end of the acceptable range set by the Institute of Medicine Press release Results from the newest Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) report Canadians are consuming more of their calories from protein than they did over a decade ago. Fat consumption amongst adults increased slightly and there was a […]

Creating recipes with beer

By Roger Mittag Using beer in food recipes is yet another way to enhance the whole beer and food experience. Believe it or not, taken in moderation, beer is actually a very healthy food. It’s full of vitamins and minerals which are good for nerve production to help you concentrate, increase blood circulation and stimulate […]

Adding flair to meat and poultry dishes with ethnic elements

By Aaron Jourden Now, more than ever, ethnic cuisine is fueling menu trends, fads and innovations taking place in the restaurant world. While this can be seen across mealparts and dayparts, food and drink, and flavours and ingredients, global inspirations arguably have the most impact when applied to starters and centre-of-the-plate dishes. Here we look […]

Introducing Maple Leaf Foodservice’s new line-up of poultry and pork fresh and prepared meats.

No Antibiotics. No Hormones. Raised on Canadian Farms. 100% Vegetarian Fed. Introducing Maple Leaf Foodservice’s new line-up of poultry and pork fresh and prepared meats. Available across our branded and private label platforms, perfect for your consumers looking for better, sustainable meat. Contact Tabatha McIntyre 1-905-285-5370 for more information. Sans antibiotiques. Sans hormones. D’élevage canadien. […]