Centennial College adopts It’s Your Shift sexual violence and intervention training

Press release Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts is integrating the industry’s “It’s Your Shift” Sexual Violence and Intervention Training program into its own curriculum to ensure its hospitality students are equipped to identify and intervene in instances of sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. It’s a timely issue. The hospitality […]

Keep pests off the menu this winter

By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. As the weather cools, winter months can force unwanted pests inside to stay warm or to overwinter. Food, shelter and water attract pests, and your restaurant offers these resources. As these dirty, nuisance and destructive invaders seek relief from the cold, it’s important that you create a defense and prepare your […]

Sirved launches world’s first menu-based search engine

App searches every menu from every restaurant filtered by dish, craving or dietary restriction Press release Sirved, the world’s first menu-based search engine, has launched its app that lets you search every menu from every restaurant — filtered by craving, dish, or dietary restrictions like gluten-free or vegetarian. The app rolled out on Dec. 5 across Canada, […]

85 per cent of Canadians purchase prepared/made-to-order foods from a retailer that sells groceries

Press release Today’s grocery stores are different from those of the past and it seems home meal replacement (HMR) is at the heart of this evolution. New research from Mintel reveals that 85 per cent of Canadians have purchased prepared/made-to-order foods from a retailer that sells groceries in the last three months*, with younger Canadians aged 18-34 […]

Ackroo adds 101 location restaurant franchise to growing list of hospitality clients

U.S.-based fast casual restaurant franchise chooses the Ackroo Anywhere platform Press release Ackroo Inc., a gift card, loyalty and rewards technology and services provider, has been selected by another multi-location restaurant franchise putting the total amount of hospitality merchant locations Ackroo supports at over 750. The company’s continued focus on enhancing their platform to better […]

NIC and McDonald’s create business degree pathway

Press release North Island College and McDonald’s Canada are celebrating a first-of-its kind agreement on Vancouver Island, creating new ways for McDonald’s restaurant managers to access a business degree. Students can now receive up to 20 per cent of their NIC Bachelor of Business Degree credits when they complete their McDonald’s Management Training Courses. “It benefits so […]

New Oceana Canada report finds alarming amounts of seafood fraud in Ottawa

Press release A report released from Oceana Canada, Mystery Fish: Seafood Fraud in Canada and How to Stop It, revealed alarming results of seafood fraud in the nation’s capital. Almost half of the samples tested — 45 out of 98 — were mislabelled. One-third (33) were considered species substitution, since the name on the menu or label […]

How restaurants can overcome the chef shortage

By Karen and Ross Horton The chef shortage in Canada is impacting restaurant owners from British Columbia to Newfoundland. Though, “shortage” might be the wrong term – there are many fiercely talented, hard-working chefs all across Canada wishing for change. The bigger problem is that with long hours and pay that is usually lower than […]

Pasqualino’s restaurant granted franchise for Milton’s Liaison College

Press release Pasqualino’s restaurant in Milton, Ontario has been approved for a franchise location of Liaison College, a private career college focused exclusively on career training in the culinary arts. “We believe that there are great career opportunities for chefs, sous chefs, sommeliers and restaurant managers in Canada, for those who have had professional training,” […]