QUEBEC — Quebec finance minister Carlos Leitão has tabled a budget for the 2014/2015 year that will level the playing field between restaurants and liquor stores when it comes to tax rates on alcohol.
TORONTO — Canada’s foodservice consumers are setting new standards for menu innovation, according to insights from the annual Canadian Trends & Directions Conference, held yesterday at the Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto, where 160 operators and suppliers gathered for a day of learning and networking.
NEW YORK — Darden Restaurants shareholders say they aren’t happy with the Orlando, Fla.-based company’s deal with Golden Gate Capital to sell Red Lobster for $2.1 billion.
TORONTO — Monday’s Terroir Hospitality Industry Symposium became the stomping ground for a community of chefs and foodies from across the globe, who each shared how their career has been shaped by collaboration.
VICTORIA, B.C. — Smoke and Water is just weeks away from opening in the Pacific Shores Resort in Parksville, B.C., and it’s purported to be the first restaurant in Canada that will do away with tipping, reports Times Colonist.
TORONTO — Competition is creating new challenges in today’s restaurant industry, as owners fight for their share of traffic and react to emerging segments, reported experts at the fifth-annual Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (CRIS), held yesterday at the Eaton Chelsea hotel in Toronto.
MONTREAL — Chef Danny Smiles usually cooks in the kitchen of Montreal’s Le Bremner (sister restaurant to celebrity chef Chuck Hughes’ Garde Manger) but, come June, the chef de cuisine will be competing inside a racing sailboat in Italy during the S. Pellegrino Cooking Cup.