TORONTO — “Changing Perspectives” was the theme of the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals’ (CAFP) 39th annual conference, held May 29 to June 2, at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, where more than 100 delegates networked and attended educational seminars as well as award presentations during the four-day event.
Guests attended nine education sessions, including one led by Daniel Edward Craig, former GM of the Opus Hotel and founder of Vancouver-based Reknown, a social-media marketing and strategy agency. He presented on the evolution of social media, and described how to build an online presence while monitoring and analyzing reviews and commentary. Next, Dr. Susan Biali, a Vancouver-based life coach, gave a keynote presentation on how to increase health, happiness and passion. Other sessions included a talk on bottled water consumption by John B. Challinor, director of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Waters Canada and a presentation about Ocean Wise, by Mike McDermid, program manager of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.
The CAFP is a national association that promotes professional and personal growth in the foodservice and hospitality industry.