Foodservice and Hospitality magazine assembled a group of 11 foodservice leaders from across Canada, as part of a Leadership Roundtable, to discuss an action plan of what the industry needs and how it can move forward. The panel included:
Mike Hancock, COO, Tim Hortons
Jason Brading, COO, QSR, MTY Group, Montreal
Ken Otto, CEO, Redberry
Nick Di Donato, President & CEO, Liberty Group Entertainment
Ryan Smolkin, Founder & CEO, Smokes Poutinerie
Alex Rechichi, President, Crave it Restaurant Group
Michael Doyle, President, Top Table Restaurants, Vancouver
Mohamad Fakih, CEO, Paramount Fine Foods
Charles Khabouth, CEO, INK Entertainment
Ramy Sallal, President, Arlington Estate, Vaughan, Ont.
Domenic Primucci, President, Pizza Nova
The panelists represent various segments of the foodservice industry ─ from QSRs to casual dining to delivery concepts and event venues. Each segment faces a distinct and unique set of challenges, perspectives and approaches, but their message is unified — more needs to be done and it needs to done NOW.