Letter from the Editor/Publisher

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Amid a flurry of changes that are occurring on a daily basis with regard to the COVID-19, Kostuch Media Ltd. has undertaken a variety of measures to protect our staff and comply with safety precautions from the government  Firstly, as of March 12, our employees have been working remotely and will continue to do so until the time government advisories tell us it is safe to return to work. The health and safety of everyone is of the utmost concern. Our hours of operation remain the same.

Due to the safety concerns and the extreme measures we have all been living under, we have had to cancel our annual Housekeeping Forum, which was scheduled for March 30, 2020 at the Chelsea Hotel. We have also had to make the tough decision to reschedule our inaugural VISION 2020 conference, which was set to take place on April 21, 2020, to a later date. We will be announcing that new date as soon as possible. Lastly, we have had to reschedule the presentation of our Top-30-under-30 Awards, which was scheduled to be presented during that inaugural VISON 2020 conference. We will keep readers informed as to the new date of this presentation in the coming months.

In an effort to keep the foodservice and hospitality industry informed about the daily changes being fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact on the industry, as of March 16th, we have been producing Hospitality Headlines, our weekly digital e-newsletter, daily. The newsletter is free to anyone working in the industry so you can sign up on any of our three websites in order to keep up with what is an extremely fluid and unprecedented situation. Beyond that, KML is committed to doing whatever it can to help the industry as we deal with the effects of this global pandemic.

For more than 50 years, KML has been dedicated to keeping the industry informed and educated through our portfolio of magazines, digital newsletters and websites as well as important events. And, we will continue to do so, even during challenging times. Please let us know how we can help during the difficult days ahead.  And, let us know how your business is coping during this crisis, and what you’re doing to deal with it, so we can share that information with our readers.

The days ahead will continue to be challenging and it will take time, strength, patience and faith to return to some semblance of normalcy. But remember, this is a resilient industry that has had to deal with many challenges over the years. The foodservice and hospitality industry is also home to many strong, amazing and passionate individuals. Together, we will get through this.

Please know that we are here to help in whatever ways we can, and together we will emerge stronger and more resilient than ever. Stay strong and stay safe.

Rosanna Caira

Foodservice and Hospitality magazine

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Rosanna Caira
Rosanna Caira is the editor and publisher of Kostuch Media’s Foodservice and Hospitality, and Hotelier magazines. In her capacity as editor of Canada’s two leading hospitality publications, Rosanna directs the editorial and graphic content of both publications, and is responsible for the editorial vision of the magazines, its five websites as well as the varied tertiary products including e-newsletters, supplements and special projects. In addition to her editorial duties, Rosanna also serves as publisher of the company, directing the strategic development of the Sales and Marketing, Production and Circulation departments. Rosanna is the face of the magazines, representing the publications at industry functions and speaking engagements. She serves on various committees and Boards, including the Board of Directors of the Canadian Hospitality Foundation. She is a recipient of the Ontario Hostelry’s Gold Award in the media category. In 2006, Rosanna was voted one of the 32 most successful women of Italian heritage in Canada. Rosanna is a graduate of Toronto’s York University, where she obtained a BA degree in English literature.

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