Trend watch: marine eats, wellness, and all things plant-based

By Sophie Mir Here are some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus. Marine Eats Offering savoury umami flavour complexity and a wide array of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, aquatic-based ingredients are emerging on menus in two ways. First, operators are shining a light on new seaweeds and other marine-based ingredients, […]

Fish Trap: How poor labelling undermines efforts to make fisheries sustainable

By Scott Wallace When chefs become infatuated with an ingredient, it tends to filter down into our daily lives, and there’s no shortage of new trends. But with seafood, most diners know only a few highly valued and well-known species, like Atlantic lobster, halibut, sockeye salmon or Chilean seabass, while the true diversity of the […]

Wild Alaska salmon season officially underway

Press Release This year’s summer Alaska salmon harvest officially begins today, May 16th, bringing first of the season Alaska salmon from sea to table. Alaska king salmon is harvested in limited quantities throughout the year, and the summer season opening brings more king and sockeye salmon to grocery stores and restaurant menus nationwide, to be followed by pink, keta, then coho salmon […]

Next generation of the BC Seafood Festival announced

The 12th annual BC Seafood Festival held in the Comox Valley welcomes its most extensive list of chefs from British Columbia, Canada, and around the world to celebrate the bounty of BC Seafood Press release An award winning list of local, national and international celebrity chefs has now been announced for the 12th annual BC Seafood Festival, a 10-day celebration […]

Evolving trends spur demand for fish and seafood

By Laura McGuire Trending seafood and fish dishes are giving many Canadians cause to dine out. Some of these items, like poke bowls and seafood boils, hail from different U.S. regions, while others such as conservas originate from farther regions of the world. What’s driving fish and seafood innovation? One catalyst is consumers’ increasing need […]

September’s top restaurant menu trends to watch

By Aaron Jourden What are Canadians interested in eating this month? Here’s a hint: Mexican flavours are flourishing on menus, while vegetarian food has wide appeal and seafood is being presented in new and unique ways. Here’s a look at some of the leading menu trends to watch on Canadian menus this month. Mexico’s flavours […]

Ocean Wise seafood is on the menu at White Spot

Press release White Spot, Canada’s longest running restaurant chain, has officially joined the ranks of the national sustainable seafood program Ocean Wise. White Spot, along with their premium QSA brand Triple O’s began the journey of joining the Ocean Wise program earlier this year, and on June 19th, the legendary restaurant chain will roll out their inaugural Ocean Wise […]

New ways to highlight fish and seafood on your menu

By Laura McGuire Canada has a bounty of waters to fish from, but little has changed over the years with fish and seafood offerings at restaurants. The predictable plating of fish and seafood is partly due to chefs continuing to cook with the same traditional species like salmon and tuna, and running short of ideas […]

University of Ottawa achieves certified sustainable, traceable seafood standards

Press release The University of Ottawa is celebrating World Fisheries Day with the achievement of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, solidifying the University’s commitment to sourcing and serving wild seafood that meets the world’s most rigorous standards for sustainable fishing and traceability. “Aquatic ecosystems around the world are under tremendous pressure from a combination of […]