• New VP for Rational
    John Ulrich joined the Rational USA team as of Oct. 1 as the vice-president of business unit key accounts in North America. Ulrich brings with him 18 years of experience within the foodservice industry.

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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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  • Seafood Stewardship
    Navigating the waters of sustainable fishing and farming.

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  • Packing Peaches
    A sneak peek at California’s cling peach industry.

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  • Brews without buzz: how operators can bolster non-alcoholic beverage profits
    Whether trying to appeal to customers such as pregnant women, designated drivers, children or anyone who may not wish to imbibe, a well thought out non-alcoholic beverage program is good practice and can also bolster the bottom line.

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  • A Saucy Tale
    From the intricacies of gels to the mechanics of using a duck press, nine chefs share their best tips, tricks and techniques when it comes to saucing.

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  • Kelowna gets Krafty

  • KELOWNA, BC—Chef Chris Shaften and sommelier and bartender Philippe Grandbois have expanded on their private dining business with the opening of a Krafty kitchen + bar in downtown Kelowna, BC, in late August.
  • Icon buys Free House

  • VANCOUVER—Icon Fine Wine & Spirits acquired Free House Wine + Spirits Ltd. in October, combining the two boutique wine and spirits import companies and increasing Icon’s portfolio to over 100 brands.
  • 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.
  • 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.