• PEI restaurateur new chair of Restaurants Canada
    TORONTO—Liam Dolan, chef and owner of three restaurants in Charlottetown, is the new chair of Restaurants Canada.

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  • Second Cup gets new CEO
    MISSISSAUGA, ON— The Second Cup announced the appointment of Alix Box as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Box will also serve on the board of directors effective Feb. 24.

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  • Toqué! chef Normand Laprise newest member of elite association
    MONTREAL—Toqué! chef Normand Laprise has been accepted into France’s Les Grandes Tables du Monde, an accolade that will take effect in January 2014.

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  • Digital Innovation
    From mobility to customer interaction, we asked experts what’s new and what’s next in point of sale technology.

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  • How corporate chefs work
    As the name implies, a corporate chef must have both the culinary chops and a mind for business to succeed in the role. While creativity and a passion for foodservice remains the anchor of the job, some companies are asking for more from their top cooks.

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  • A matter of waste
    Restaurants across the province use disposable products every day: straws, napkins, takeout containers, plastic cutlery, coffee cups and receipt paper are commonplace.

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  • Using your noodles
    From the ubiquitous bowl of steaming pho to a comfort food driven plate of mac and cheese resurgence, noodles and pasta are familiar sights on menus across the province.

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  • 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.
  • Applebee’s adding tabletop tablets

  • GLENDALE, CALIF.—Applebee’s plans to install tablets on every table and multiple bar positions at more than 1,800 restaurants by the end of next year.
  • CFIA joins health portfolio

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is now managed by the federal Ministry of Health joining Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • Macallan shows its true colors

  • TORONTO—A global plan to shift the focus of all Macallan single malt scotch 18 years and younger from age to colour has come to Canada.