• Starbucks announces new positions
    Starbucks recently announced new leaders for two key positions. Starbucks Canada executive vice-president and president Annie Young-Scrivner has been named executive vice-president and president, Teavana.

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  • Mirella Amato pens Beerology
    Mirella Amato recently published Beerology, a book aimed at understanding the world of beer.

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  • Michelle McAllen wins Pear Excellence competition
    Michelle McAllen, an 18-year-old student from the New Brunswick Community College St. Andrews, has won the national finals for the 2014 USA Pears “Pear Excellence” Canadian Culinary Student Recipe Competition.

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  • Canadian honoured by WFF
    Cathy Loblaw, senior director for McDonald’s Canada, was one of five honoured at the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Women Making Their Mark list.

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  • Packing Peaches
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  • A Saucy Tale
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  • New head for Imvescor

  • MONCTON, NB—Foodservice veteran Frank Hennessey is Imvescor Restaurant Group’s new president and chief executive officer, in a move announced Sept. 8.
  • Food, labour costs are top challenges for operators: survey

  • TORONTO—A majority of Canadian restaurant owners reported business is stable or growing, but they are being hit hard by rising costs of food, labour and credit card processing, according to a Restaurants Canada survey released Aug. 12.
  • Feds suspend TFWP for foodservice

  • OTTAWA—The federal minister of employment called for a moratorium on the foodservice sector’s access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) after reports the program was being abused.
  • GMP 2014 competition dates

  • TORONTO—The journey to the Canadian Culinary Championships has begun again now that Gold Medal Plates has announced the dates for its 2014 competition.
  • CCFCC making bid for 2018 WorldChefs Congress

  • VANCOUVER—The Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) announced in early February that Vancouver and the CCFCC have been shortlisted as one of the three cities and member countries to present a formal bid proposal to host the WorldChefs Congress in 2018.
  • Seagram’s Edgar Bronfman dies

  • NEW YORK–Montreal-born former Seagram Co. Ltd. CEO Edgar M. Bronfman Sr. died Saturday at his New York home, The Associate Press reported. He was 84.