HALIFAX — Some 2,500 of Atlantic Canada’s restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, chefs and executives are preparing to check out the latest industry trends once again, from April 18 to 19, at the annual ApEx Show in Halifax.
“ApEx is a great opportunity to celebrate one of Atlantic Canada’s largest and most innovative industries,” says Garth Whyte, president and CEO of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, which puts on the show. “It’s also a chance to find out what’s new and exciting in the industry while networking with industry colleagues. Given the business challenges of the past year, this event is more important than ever for our industry.”
This year the Green Zone debuts, showcasing the latest in environmental solutions for the hospitality sector, including everything from biodegradable products to energy-efficient hoods.
Meanwhile, competition will heat up on the floor during the two-day Chef Wars challenge, that’s augmented by the kickoff of the first Culinary Salon where future chefs will test their knowledge and competition skills.
Back in the classroom, this year’s seminar series will feature foodservice consultant David Swanston on Marketing to Win and Dynamic Menus and industry expert Ron Yudd discussing Points of Profit and why No One Escapes Customer Service.