• New High Liner CEO
    LUNENBURG, N.S. — After more than two decades at the helm of High Liner Foods, Henry Demone has stepped aside as CEO of High Liner Foods.

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  • CFA honours foodservice chains
    Niagara Falls, Ont. — The Canadian Franchise Association presented awards to members of the foodservice industry on April 13 at its national convention held at Sheraton on the Falls.

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  • Vancouver bartender to compete in Australia
    TORONTO — Vancouver Pac Rim’s Mike Shum competed against seven other Canadian bartenders in the Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition. His Ladies that Lunch cocktail earned him a spot in the global competition in Australia.

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  • Kevin Sinclair new Thompson Toronto chef
    TORONTO — The Thompson Toronto hotel announced the appointment of Kevin Sinclair as chef in late February. Sinclair will helm the culinary operations for the property’s array of venues, including The Lobby Bar, Thompson Diner, Screening Room, Rooftop

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  • Fueling sport

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  • Canadian wine
    A report on three major growing regions.

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  • REPORT: QSRs still on top
    Forget your fancy artisan cheese, craft beer and organic lettuce sandwiches — the country continues to opt for quick and easy fast food keeping quick service restaurants (QSRs) on top of the foodservice chain.

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  • Women in foodservice: success stories from the industry
    This month we profiled six successful women in the foodservice industry.

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  • Cook it Raw comes to Alberta

  • CALGARY — Cook It Raw, the annual, international gathering of culinary luminaries that explores possibilities of cuisine, has partnered with the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance of Alberta (ACTA) to announce its eighth edition, unrolling from May throu
  • FreshTAP gaining steam with Ontario restaurants

  • BEAMSVILLE, Ont. — After bringing Vancouver-based FreshTAP to Ontario about a year ago, partners Allan Schmidt, Brian Schmidt and Cameron West have expanded kegged options from their own Vineland Estates wines to eight Ontario wineries.
  • Hendrix opens flagship location in Toronto

  • TORONTO — Hendrix Restaurant Equipment & Supplies recently opened a flagship location in Toronto. The 10,000-square-food space is chock-full of products for foodservice professionals.
  • Arcade Fire to open restaurant

  • MONTREAL — Arcade Fire is teaming up with Toronto restaurant duo Jen Agg and Roland Jean to open a Haitian restaurant in Montreal this summer.
  • TFWP changes take effect

  • OTTAWA — Restaurateurs who use the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) can expect changes to cap definitions, median wage rates and the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application. All changes took effect on April 30.
  • Survey shows pessimism in Alberta

  • ORONTO — After years of strong gains, Alberta's restaurant industry is feeling the strain of a slowing economy, according to the Restaurant Outlook Survey released on April 28.
  • Sysco to buy Tannis

  • OTTAWA — Sysco Canada announced on April 27 that it has agreed to acquire Tannis Food Distributors, a broadline foodservice distributor in Ottawa.