Positive future for plant proteins: More than half of Canadians eat meat alternatives

Press release It seems meat alternatives are increasingly making their way onto plates across the country as new research from Mintel reveals that more than half (53 per cent) of Canadians say they eat meat alternatives, including one in five (18 per cent) who claim to eat them at least a few times a week. Opportunity to […]

The future of food – Restaurant trends in 2018 and beyond

Giving diners some food for thought, RC Show 2018 – Canada’s largest foodservice and hospitality event – presents the top trends you can expect to see on restaurant tables this year. From Neuro-nutrition to floral flavours and even medicinal mushrooms, here’s what will be blooming all over menus: Coffee with a kick – Turmeric syrup […]

Crickets, anyone? Up-and-coming alternative proteins to add to your menu

A look at the new alternative proteins you can expect to see more often on restaurant menus By Kavita Sabharwal What protein means to consumers has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Restaurants have gone from offering only the basics (chicken, steak or pork chops) and maybe if they were lucky, one or two seafood […]

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 […]

Menu trends to watch: creative burgers and plant-based proteins

By Aaron Jourden Below we will highlight some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus in March 2017. Offbeat burgers About the trend: From over-the-top preparations to ultra-spicy flavours to ethnic inspirations, more and more operators are marching to the beat of their own drummer to stand out in the burger category. […]