Get ready to unleash your taste buds and become inspired. The 2016 Restaurants Canada Show is back and will serve as a catalyst for what consumers can expect to see and experience within the foodservice and hospitality industry over the next 12 months.
Dubbed “Hospitality Unleashed,” this three-day show will run from February28 to March 1 at Toronto’s Enercare Centre, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and over 250,000 square feet dedicated to everything from the latest food, beverage, technology innovation and hospitality services. The Restaurants Canada Show is the largest show of its kind in the country and is the definitive event of the year for restaurateurs and hospitality professionals to network, exchange ideas, ignite new trends and create the platform for the industry to find the best way forward.
“The Restaurants Canada Show takes all the ingredients a hospitality provider needs to succeed in this competitive industry, and brings them under one roof, so they can try new and innovative things, and truly unleash the potential of hospitality in our country,” says Donna Dooher, President and CEO of Restaurants Canada.
Attendees will see how innovation is changing the face of hospitality. Including six dedicated pavilions focused on bar and beverage, coffee and tea, pizza, tech, eco and local. Operators will benefit from accessing the latest information and can attend more than 80 inspiring presentations, panel discussions, competitions and workshops including:
§ Hot topic stage discussions: Tipping and the alternatives; Kitchen Culture: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; Social Media trends; Impacts of Technology; and new Crowd sourcing opportunities
§ Canada’s 100 Best magazine will reveal the new top 100 restaurants in Canada and will celebrate the top 20 live at the show
§ $25,000 Top Shelf Bartending Competition in the Shake and Sling Pavilion
§ Top Chef Demonstrations
§ The release of the 2016 Canadian Chef Survey – Hot Trends for 2016
§ Industry and Economic Forecasts
§ Coffee and Tea Show’s Barista Latte Art Challenge
§ Canadian Culinary Federation Culinary Art Salon
§ Humber College Culinary School Iron Chef Competition
§ The Missed Opportunity with Coffee, Tea and Dessert
§ Gusto TV chef auditions
§ Future Food Studio on Multi Sensorial Eating
In addition, on Monday, February 29, 5-8p.m., Canada’s largest industry networking event will be hosted in Heritage Court at the Enercare Centre. On Tuesday, March 1 at Liberty Grand, the Breakfast with Champions event will take place where corporate executives, owners and senior managers are invited to attend a powerhouse panel discussion on the Future of Hospitality. The Canadian Restaurant Investment and Operators Summit will follow on March 1 and 2 at the Hilton Toronto Hotel.
The Restaurants Canada Show is open to anyone working within the hospitality industry. Register in advance via RestaurantShow.ca. Restaurants Canada members can visit for free.