KFC Canada to test bamboo buckets

Press Release KFC Canada announced that they are exploring eco-friendly alternatives for their world-famous buckets. The sustainability commitment will have KFC testing new innovative materials that are both consumer-friendly and a win for the environment, starting with a bamboo fibre poutine bucket in early 2020. “The KFC bucket is one of the most iconic symbols […]

Saving Up: The right appliances can keep the high costs of running a kitchen in check

By Gregory Furgala, in partnership with Rational Canada Ovens, stoves, grills, planchas, fryers, refrigerators and innumerable small appliances make up a conventional restaurant kitchen. At peak hours they’re running full bore and using a prodigious amount of energy, eating into restaurant owners’ budgets and slim margins. With the exception of wood oven-only restaurants, a steep […]

Goodleaf brings vertical farm to Guelph

Press Release GoodLeaf Farms is revolutionizing farming in Canada. A state-of-the-art, fully automated 45,000 sq. ft. vertical farm is now operational in Guelph, Ontario, promising Ontarians a safe and steady supply of local, pesticide-free greens year-round. “Canadians are demanding better, safer, healthier food and are getting behind their local farmers,” says Juanita Moore, executive director […]

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 […]

Maple Leaf Foods 2018 Sustainability Report highlights nutrition and animal welfare

Press Release Maple Leaf Foods announced the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s key achievements over the past year and targets for the current year. Producing protein is essential in nourishing billions of people, but also utilizes significant resources. Becoming a sustainable protein company is a journey Maple Leaf Foods has […]

Concept Watch: Brands are building identities that extend beyond the menu

By Sophie Mir The emphasis on local, seasonal food has become de rigueur industry wide. What started as a trendy, nose-to-tail movement has been co-opted by giants like McDonald’s, which, amongst other things, touts its Canadian beef (from independent farmers, no less). It’s a good thing, but when everyone’s doing it, it ceases to differentiate […]