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Beth Pollock

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The experiential menu, services, equipment & ideas changing foodservice

The Experiential menu, services, equipment & ideas changing foodservice BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS as we approach a new year is about so much more than just replacing equipment. Experiential dining is hot, and it’s profitable. Build an experiential menu and your restaurant business by employing the latest services, equipment, ingredients and…

Top Ways to Make Money Now

Whether it comes to reining in expenses or bumping up revenues, there’s always something to learn by listening to advice from the insiders. I spoke to three restaurateurs who shine at running their businesses: Doug Townsend runs successful Dartmouth restaurant The Canteen with his wife, Chef Renée Lavallée. Townsend and Lavallée…

Food Day Canada and the Canada C3 voyage

Canada C3 is a project paying tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary, and the highlight is a 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. As the ship stops in its various ports, travellers will discover local heroes, innovative projects and close-knit communities from Atlantic to Arctic to…

Getting into the event market? Be sure to think outside the box

If you’re looking for creative new ways to make money, you may be thinking about getting into the event market — hosting private parties, weddings, grad celebrations, festivals and more. You might wonder how to get started, and what the key success factors are. I spoke to three restaurateurs to…

2017 Shellfish Excellence Award

Restaurants Canada will present the 2017 Shellfish Excellence Award at the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, Sept. 14-17, 2017. The award recognizes a restaurateur in Prince Edward Island who offers exceptional service and promotes local seafood. The winner will display superior shellfish quality standards, offer a variety of local…

Looking for food trends in Las Vegas

Shows, slot machines, shopping … that’s what you hear about trips to Las Vegas. But the food doesn’t take back seat to anything: on a recent visit to the city, I tasted more than a few trend-worthy bites. Here’s what I learned. * The buzz around The Impossible Burger is…

Bentwood box

O Canada! Want to know more about the original Canadian cooking vessel, the bentwood box? Check out the Food Day Canada post to find out more about this indigenous cooking method and what makes it unique!

East Side Mario’s and Barilla Pasta Challenge

East Side Mario’s and Barilla Pasta Challenge Ever wonder how restaurants choose the entrees on their menus? If you’re talented enough, you can get your entrée on the menu of East Side Mario’s by winning the annual Pasta Challenge. This event was created to inspire creativity among back-of-house employees at…