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Cannabis in Foodservice, the Next Big Thing: Edibles

The growing, production and retailing of two products are permitted today: dried cannabis for vaping and cannabis oil (mixed and diluted). In the future it is possible we’ll see more categories and classifications to be able to sell edibles in the market. Norman Wright, former senior executive of British American…

The Queen of Clean at RC Show 2018

“Any innovation has to be a global innovation customized to regions and customers, the internet of things is happening anywhere. Connectivity is global, touching the lives of people all over the world.” Ilham Kadri, president and CEO of Diversey, is known globally for her leadership in the not-for-profit sector, and…

Dispensing with the Notion of Us vs Them

We’re all in the same industry boat. Influencers like Trevor Lui show us how to help one another stay afloat—together—in turbulent waters. By Stacey Newman If there is a person who embodies the title of positive disruptor in foodservice, it’s Trevor Lui. Lui has spent his career over the last…

Behind the Bar: Beer and cheese

Beer and cheese, for holiday menu magic Michelle Tham is the head of education at Labatt Breweries of Canada and a certified cicerone. Afrim Pristine is the maître fromager of Toronto’s Cheese Boutique. Together they’ve created this tasting guide for pairing beer and cheese on your holiday menus! Align intensity.…

Succession planning for restaurants

PASSING THE TORCH AS A RESTAURATEUR Is your business ready for sale, today? Is your business firing on all cylinders? If you had to sell today, would you get top dollar for it? At some point, restaurant owners (or incumbents) are going to exit the business. The main questions are…

What do young people in foodservice jobs really think?

Young people in foodservice, in their own words: Aidan Fisher, 21 years old Fisher has worked as a customer service associate for a national foodservice retailer for over five years. He has spoken to peers about their experiences working in foodservice, and shares his take on what matters most to him…