Highlights of the show include 14 expert seminars, the participation of 12 senior Canadian chefs and seven mixologists doing demonstrations and a new Centre for Sustainability area. For an additional fee, a Foodservice Trends and Directions conference is being held this morning, presented by Chicago-based research authority Technomic Inc. Some 12,000 delegates are expected to attend the three-day tradeshow. The CRFA Show is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA).
Also at the CRFA Show, chocolate works — including showpieces, wedding cakes and truffle making — are being highlighted in the Escoffier Society of Toronto’s Culinary Salon. On March 9, Barry Callebaut Canada Inc. will present “Passion for Chocolate” with a team of chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Lotte Andersson, Regional Gourmet Sales Manager (Ontario) for Barry Callebaut, commented, “We’re proud to be sponsoring the Escoffier Society of Toronto’s Culinary Salon, which showcases the artistic culinary talents of young and professional chefs, some of who will continue to compete on the world stage.”