Reinvention is hard work. The last two years have challenged the foodservice sector like never before.
But we’ve met the endless obstacles head-on, reworking menus, procedures and business models with ingenuity and dedication.
This year it’s time to REVIVE. Join us at the RC Show 2022, Canada’s leading foodservice and hospitality event May 9 – 11, 2022 at the Enercare Centre, Toronto.
Recharge your business at this world-class hybrid industry showcase. Along with a dynamic in-person trade show, replete with workshops, competitions and events, RC Show 2022 will also offer its outstanding conference programming on a broadcast-quality virtual platform so you can attend from anywhere. The brand new RC Show Flex Pass gives you the flexibility to attend in-person, virtually or a combination of both. And to further help the industry REVIVE, the Flex Pass includes access to the Leadership Conference programming, a $250 value.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
More than 150 national and global experts will discuss key issues, present the latest trends and share their accumulated wisdom and actionable insights that you can apply to your own business. Themed stages will feature interviews and panel discussions, practical workshops, education, training and demonstrations, and fireside chats with industry leaders – all of which will be broadcast live for online attendees. Hear from CEOs, segmented by category, about how they are addressing the hottest issues and trends in their sectors. See Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter and New York Times bestselling author, at his workshop on disruption and innovation. Explore the most pressing topics, like new profit avenues, innovative solutions to equity, inclusion and mental health, strategies for sustainability and more.
The dynamic trade show floor will feature top and emerging brands grouped in category-specific pavilions to simplify the shopping experience. Diversey, one of our health and safety partners, will launch new disinfection wipes. Watch serving and sanitizing robots developed by Smart Life Labs in action. Learn from new technologies like Tablz, a no-cost reservation system and Resto Vert, a platform to promote and sell unused products.
Add sustainability to your bottom line with Too Good to Go, an app that helps you reduce food waste and earn money at the same time and Waterwise, an environmentally friendly water purification system for your specific needs. It’s a showcase of the latest products and services for every segment of foodservice and hospitality.
A professionally designed, Pop Up Restaurant and Bar will bring trends, insights and sustainable practices to life while demonstrating the most innovative equipment, technology and post-COVID-19 revenue-generating concepts and ideas. Learn about pop-up solutions with Stackt, and hear how necessity led to innovation for businesses like Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, Chef Drop, Ascari and General Assembly. The Pop Up will also be home to Canada’s finest foods and supplies while featuring the best of Italy, Peru, Japan and Brazil.
Share new tastes with old friends and celebrate. The biggest networking event of the year, the Opening Night Reception, is complimentary to all RC Show 2022 attendees, but for health reasons space is limited so register early. The industry’s annual power event, Breakfast With Champions, will return, on May 11, 2022. RC is partnering with Trend Hunter, the world’s most powerful trend platform, to spark new ideas, unlock insights, and help revive our industry. Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter, is one of the keynote speakers. Discover the latest data-driven insights research results and consumer trends, curated specifically for the foodservice industry, all while enjoying a culinary experience.
The CHF Top to Top reception brings industry leaders together to network and honour the industry, recognize the Canadian Hospitality Foundation scholarship winners and raise funds to support the next generation of hospitality professionals.
Industry Night Out, the biggest party of the year, is back! Reconnect with industry peers and experience the latest bar trends while you celebrate in style at one of Toronto’s hottest spots.
Witness the rise of emerging talent at the annual Garland Canada Culinary Competition. This year’s contest includes both a virtual and a live component, during which participating chefs will demonstrate their creativity and skill for a panel of judges and compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes. In the past two years, bars and restaurants all over the world have not only had to find new ways to adapt and grow, but also to strengthen existing ties and create new bonds. With this in mind, the Beyond the Rail Competition, presented by Beam Suntory, will test competitors’ creative and technical skills, and also showcase their ability to work together. See the latest trends, products and processes come to life on stage as they compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes. Watch as six of Canada’s top sommeliers are put to the test in the Sommelier Service Competition. Competing for $3,000 in cash and an all-expenses-paid trip to renowned Champagne, France to visit the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne houses, sommeliers will prove their knowledge, poise and service skills to a team of judges.
Dairy Farmers of Canada are helping you up to your coffee game with the art and science of coffee contests. In addition to the Barista Qualifier rounds, the rigorous Cup Tasters Competition will take place on the Coffee stage across all three days.
Restaurants Canada is always proud to honour the passionate, innovative people who strive to make a difference in the industry. This year it seems particularly important to celebrate the creative hard work of those who give back to their community and the industry as a whole. The RC Leadership, Culinary Excellence and Innovation Awards will be presented throughout RC Show Past winners include Chef Billy Alexander, who spread his passion for Indigenous cuisine across the country, Chef Keith Hoare, who has taught and inspired generations of culinary students, and Gastronomous, a company at the forefront of technological transformation. We also shine a light on the companies who made outstanding and engaging contributions to the show floor with the RC Show Exhibitor Awards.
HEALTH & SAFETY
RC Show team is ready! Together with the Enercare Centre’s GBAC STAR Program accreditation and HVAC upgrades, following all Toronto Public Health guidelines, and making changes to ensure your safety, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome back the industry to re-engage in business event interactions. As we continue to work toward RC Show 2022, please check rcshow.com for updated Health & Safety policies.
NOW’S THE TIME
Registration for RC Show 2022 is open! This year’s new RC Show Flex Pass provides the flexibility to
attend in-person, virtually or a combination of both that suits you best. If you register before February 1, 2022, you’ll be entered in a draw to win an RC Show VIP Toronto Experience – a prize worth $1200. Ticket prices go up Jan 1 and Feb 27, 2022: buy now to save.
Restaurants Canada will launch their new RC 365 Digital Marketplace at the Show, a one-stop resource where suppliers and operators can do business, opening both to new possibilities all year long. Gain access to the latest research, training and events. Set up meetings and host events supported by Restaurants Canada media and partner promotion. Take advantage of special offers and shop the whole world from wherever you are.
Don’t miss the hospitality event of the year where you’ll hear from expert speakers, and be motivated by stories of success. All Show proceeds directly support the foodservice industry through education, events and government advocacy. Learn new tactics and strategies to revive your business and get the hard data you need to plot your course forward. Discover top brands, innovative products and special offers at the trade show. Reconnect with friends and colleagues and reignite your passion.
Attend in-person or virtually at RC Show 2022, May 9-11, 2022 to start an industry REVIVAL.