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Craft beer named as top trend in chefs’ survey for third straight year

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More than 560 professional chefs across the country were asked to identify the menu items and cooking methods at the peak of popularity in the association's eighth annual survey. Read more

Farm to table: A bit tricky in winter, but in high demand

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Demand driven by the farm-to-table movement knows no seasons, so farmers in colder areas of the country increasingly use greenhouses and similar structures to meet wintertime demand for local produce. Read more

Humber College culinary students bring their A game to food-truck themed competition

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Humber College’s most promising culinary students competed on Dec. 1 in a live cook-off where they demonstrated their culinary chops creating food truck inspired dishes in front of hundreds of onlookers. Read more

Time to cozy up to comfort food on your menu

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It’s always comforting when an owner breathes life into an old restaurant. That’s the approach Jamie and Fran Rouse have used since relaunching Boondocks in March 2013, a venerable dockside eatery in scenic Fisherman’s Cove near Halifax, NS. Read more

What’s up with Canada’s full-service restaurants?

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Full-service restaurants are increasingly seeking to differentiate themselves by focusing on provenance. Read more

How Caplansky’s puts the social in media

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Zane Caplansky
Social media has always been a huge part of my business. Read more

The last time Will & Kate came to Canada

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Chef Katie Mitzel treats her guests like royalty – and some even are. Read more

Cafes and coffee shops are stealing coffee customers from restaurants

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Competition remains fierce in specialist coffee shops in Canada, with this channel also facing strong competition from fast food, with players such as Tim Hortons having a strong focus on quality. Read more

Making the most of your operator-distributor relationship

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By choosing distributors who offer exceptional customer service and then working closely with them, foodservice operators across the country are implementing ways to improve operations and enhance profitability. Read more

Tossing salads for guests’ favourite summer fare

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When Karen Williams thinks healthy menu choices, her mind naturally turns to salads. Read more