Recognizing her: Female representation in foodservice

By Sylvia Tomczak Throughout history, food has always been a marker of culture, making the ways in which we preserve it equally important. Though the media has changed — from character-laden tablets through ink-written scrolls, vellum-bound manuscripts, all the way to modern-day cookbooks, food radio, gastronomic television, and now social media — one idea has […]

Pür & Simple: Pushing for female empowerment in foodservice

COVID-19 has stunted progress in addressing foodservice’s gender imbalance, but Pür & Simple is on a continuing mission By Tom Nightingale The foodservice and restaurant industry has been thrust under a newly intense spotlight throughout COVID-19. During a pandemic that has devastated foodservice and hospitality to an extent felt by few other industries, there has […]

WCR announces impressive lineup for the inaugural CR&B show

The Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show (CR&B) runs October 28th and 29th at the International Centre in Mississauga, and what a show it will be! Among the prestigious lineup of confirmed presenters, the CR&B Show is thrilled to announce an impressive group of culinary professionals from The International Association of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) […]

Mentorship: A key ingredient in the kitchen

By Liana Robberecht My first unofficial mentorship began early on in my life. An elderly Japanese man took me under his wing and taught me how to use chopsticks and fight with a noble spirit. Mr. Miyagi didn’t know it at the time, but together, he and I would inspire millions. While it may have […]