• 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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  • The art of sandwiches: deconstructing the portable meal
    It’s simple: grab a couple slices of bread and literally sandwich your favorite ingredients between them.

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  • Hot topics
    Whether you’re ready to take the plunge into the trend pool, or just want to test the waters, Canadian Restaurant News takes a look at how operators are finding success with four of this year’s top trends.

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  • Setting the table
    Current trends in plating, menus, accessories and other key tabletop elements. When creating tabletops that pop, it’s crucial to remember one rule of thumb: the eye eats first.

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  • Raising the bar: How to manage a profitable alcoholic beverage program
    From culinary cocktails to local craft beer and local wines, bars have been serving up creative concoctions and using tried-and-true methods to captivate guests and boost sales.

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  • 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.
  • 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.