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Cheers to National Drink Beer Day!

Happy Hump day… and happy National Drink Beer Day, too! As if we need a reason to have a nice, cool pint, right? Beer and craft beers have been gaining in popularity across Canada, with micro breweries opening up all over the country. Craft beer also nabbed the top spot in our 2016 Chef’s Survey, for the second year in a row – and is … Continue reading Cheers to National Drink Beer Day!

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The Duke of York Pub – Celebrating its 40th Birthday

Happy 40th Birthday, Duke of York Pub! The Duke of York, the first British pub in Toronto, has served and entertained thousands of guests since 1976. It is that warm, inviting place in the neighbourhood where everyone is welcome. Over the years, the Duke of York has hosted residents of The Annex, families, University of Toronto students, tourists and even the occasional celebrity looking for … Continue reading The Duke of York Pub – Celebrating its 40th Birthday

Counting the Cost: Need-to-Knows about renovating your restaurants

Renovating made easy From time to time, a restaurant’s design and décor might lose its fresh, new vibe and look tired and outdated. Giving it a facelift is a good idea, but not before reviewing the restaurant renovating costs involved and other helpful pointers below. Ready to Remodel? What’s trendy today is gone tomorrow, so knowing in advance that you want to renovate your restaurants gives you … Continue reading Counting the Cost: Need-to-Knows about renovating your restaurants

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Six tips to reduce food waste

Six tips to reduce food waste Restaurant operators are often consumed by the amount of food that must be thrown out at the end of each night. Food wastage is not only created by leftovers from customers, but also from pre-consumer kitchen waste created by spoiled food, trim waste, overproduction or food that was prepared incorrectly. Not only is this disturbing from the actual food … Continue reading Six tips to reduce food waste

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A.I. and its Role in the Future of Recruitment

How A.I. is shaping recruitment Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is the next major revolution. The technology is promising to make our lives easier with everything from answering customer service questions, to working in hospitals and even making meals. A.I. will have a huge effect on your life, whether you’re aware of it or not, and its influence is likely to grow in the coming years. So … Continue reading A.I. and its Role in the Future of Recruitment

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Inside the Culinary Crystal Ball

Inside the culinary crystal ball Pomegranate or Blueberry? Pulled pork or Brisket? Hummus or Salsa? What are the next tastes & trends that will be showing up on innovative menus or on fabulous gourmet retail shelves? Christine Couvelier is passionate about food. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for food with everyone she works with. Christine is a Global Culinary Trendologist, an Executive Chef and … Continue reading Inside the Culinary Crystal Ball

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The Changing Faces of Foodservice

Join us, this September 12th, 2016 at the Changing FACES of Foodservice event, presented by CAFP’s Toronto Branch! Our President and CEO, Shanna Munro will be participating in a specially selected foodservice panel, discussing the following topics: Food Trends: What will foodservice companies be doing differently both in production & service to keep ahead of the curve? Adapting to Change: What emerging technologies and procedures … Continue reading The Changing Faces of Foodservice

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8 steps to promoting your business by getting involved with your community

Build trust in your brand by getting involved in your community! As the holidays rapidly approach, people begin to get into the giving spirit. Now is the perfect time to for your restaurant to get into that spirit as well by offering to help fundraise for your local community. This is a great way for your restaurant to get some free publicity, increase your return … Continue reading 8 steps to promoting your business by getting involved with your community

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Low Canadian Dollar and “Trump Bump” Boost Travel to Canada

Low Canadian Dollar and “Trump Bump” Boost Travel to Canada Some of you may be feeling the pain of rising food costs due to a weak Canadian dollar. However, the benefits of a low Canadian dollar – and, as it turns out, of Donald Trump — may offer you some relief through an increase in tourists. In June 2016, there were 2.47 million international travellers … Continue reading Low Canadian Dollar and “Trump Bump” Boost Travel to Canada

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Growing Your Customer Base

8 Simple Ways to Attract and Retain Customers  Restaurants are among the most diverse businesses out there. There are franchises and chains both large and small, mom-and-pop breakfast joints, upscale casual bistros, late-night pubs, white linen fine-dining, fast food, take-away shops and everything in between. There isn’t a right way or a wrong way to get the word out about your business; in fact, there … Continue reading Growing Your Customer Base