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8 MORE REASONS TO ATTEND THE 2018 CR&B SHOW

TORONTO, OCTOBER 26, 2018 - The Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show (CR&B) kicks-off in two days and promises to deliver a unique, interactive industry experience unlike any other trade event of its kind. Still looking for reasons to register before doors open on Sunday? Let us tempt you with the following eight reasons:

  1. THE SAMPLES – From mouthwatering appetizers prepared by some of North America’s leading chefs, to refreshing sample-sized cocktails mixed to perfection using the latest trending ingredients, the CR&B Show will be packed with opportunities to immerse yourself in the greatest taste sensations coming out of 2018.

  2. THE TALENT – With a host of celebrated food and drink experts on site to deliver live demos, compelling presentations, and dazzling performances as they compete for cash prizes, the Show is your chance to mingle, mix, and learn from the best.

  3. THE SESSIONS – Words can’t express how excited we are about our 2018 education program. From exploring the impact of local sourcing and tips for managing large facilities, to Cloud POS and the future of hospitality, there’s a whole lot to learn as we head into 2019, and we’ve got just the right panelists to show you the way.

  4. THE KEYNOTES – Tune in and discover what’s motivating the next generation as Don Mayo of IMI and Sarah Stovold of NextWave share proven techniques and global best practices for driving meaningful change among the highly coveted youth segment. This must-see presentation is sure to sell-out, so reserve your spot today.

  5. THE DEMOS – With butchery rising in popularity as part of the industry’s movement toward locally sourced ingredients, don’t miss the array of live demos that will be running throughout two-day event. More interested in plants than meats? We’ve got plenty on offer for vegetarians, too.

  6. THE GADGETS – Whether you’re in the market for a new blender or on the lookout for a high-tech refrigeration system, the showroom floor has it all. From the latest in industrial kitchen appliances to free knife sharpening right on-site, culinary and hospitality professionals will find no shortage of reasons to explore the amazing equipment featured by our proud exhibitors.

  7. THE NETWORKING – We all know nothing helps build or enhance a career quite like networking and spending time with peers. The CR&B show offers dozens of opportunities to mingle, meet and enjoy some quality face-time with colleagues—whether it’s at our epic opening reception Sunday night or Monday’s industry breakfast and awards, come one, come all!

  8. And last but not least, THE FREE REGISTRATION – Simply visit www.crbshow.ca/register and use the special promo code CRFN18 to confirm your attendance, and all this and more, is yours to explore…

About the CR&B Show

The CR&B Show is the most unique and interactive foodservice show in Canada, running October 28th and 29th at the International Centre in Mississauga. Proudly owned and operated by Mediaedge, a leading event management, B2B marketing and communications provider, the CR&B Show is supported in part by WCR, The Canadian Culinary Federation, The Ontario Hotel and Motel Association, and Nightclub & Bar Show.

Contact chuckn@mediaedge.ca for more details.

THE CR&B SHOW MIXES UP A DAZZLING BAR PROGRAM

TORONTO, OCTOBER 24, 2018 - The Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show (CR&B) has an exciting mix of activities planned for those in the bar and beverage sector. Attendees will be treated to some tasty drink samples as they tour the showroom floor, watch top mixologists and flair bartenders go head-to-head in live competitions and hear from knowledgeable professionals on the issues facing the service industry today.

Sure to be a highlight at the Show, the Flair & Mixology competitions — hosted by renowned flair bartender Zack Prohaska — will bring together some of Canada’s top bartenders as they put their skills to the test for cash prizes and the chance to compete in the final round. Representing our esteemed panel of judges are:

  • Andre Scherbina, master bartender and co-creator of the delicious Founders Original Old Fashioned;

  • Kristof Vandenabeele, a European flair bartending champion hailing from Belgium who’s known for his delicious mixes and delivering the impossible;

  • Derrick Turner Jr., star of TV’s “Bar Rescue” and famed New York City mixologist;

  • Rob Berry, a beloved senior instructor at Bartending School of Ontario and George Brown College.

In addition, the “What’s Next for the Bar and Beverage Industry” roundtable discussion is a must-see for all industry professionals. Led by Nightclub & Bar Show director Jeremiah Batucan, talks will address the key points of NC&B’s Bar and Beverage Report and shed some light on data-driven decision-making, the role of delivery, new-school marketing tactics and other trends shaping the industry. Afterwards, an impressive group of panelists — including Nick Nemeth from Boston Pizza and Dave Knight from The Citizen — will offer valuable insight into the state of bar and beverage service. Better still, Dean Serneels from ABM Cocktails will be creating unique samples just for the audience themed around some of the latest trends in bartending, like no- and low-alcohol, batched, craft and beer cocktails. Don’t miss it!

For a complete list of the exciting CR&B competitions, demos and education sessions aimed at bar and beverage professionals, click here. But first, be sure to register for the CR&B Show at NO CHARGE using the special promo code CRFN18 at www.crbshow.ca/register.

About the CR&B Show

The CR&B Show is the most unique and interactive foodservice show in Canada, running October 28th and 29th at the International Centre in Mississauga. Proudly owned and operated by Mediaedge, a leading event management, B2B marketing and communications provider, the CR&B Show is supported in part by WCR, The Canadian Culinary Federation, The Ontario Hotel and Motel Association, and Nightclub & Bar Show.

Contact chuckn@mediaedge.ca for more details.

SEE WHAT’S COOKING AT THE CR&B SHOW

TORONTO, OCTOBER 22, 2018 - The Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show (CR&B) is serving up a delectable menu of cooking demos and education sessions aimed at aspiring chefs, restaurant owners and everyone in between.

With cannabis now legal in Canada and locally-sourced foods a driving consideration for cooks and consumers alike, times have changed, and the culinary scene is budding with exciting opportunities that reflect this turning point in our history. Attendees at the show will be treated to a variety of cooking demos and education sessions designed to cover all the latest trends and movements as we forge ahead into an exciting new era.

Some highlights of our must-see cooking demos and seminars include:

  • Culinary School Roundtable, featuring Chef Michael Allemeier of the School of Hospitality and Tourism at SAIT; Chef Craig Youdale, Dean of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College; and Chef Rudi Fischbacher, Acting Dean of the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism at Humber College. Come hear from some of Canada’s leading instructors about what it takes to excel in foodservice today, the current state of culinary education (including Niagara College’s trailblazing cannabis-based curricula) and the essential role that youth play in the hospitality industry.

  • The Sysco Provincial Culinary Challenge, in which aspiring chefs go head-to-head in a live cook-off using supplied ingredients, their imaginations and unique cooking expertise.

  • Culinary Stage Demos, featuring a host of renowned chefs as they deliver step-by-step cooking demonstrations on the main cooking stage. Among the presenters are U.S.-based chef, educator and strategic planner Bonnie Moore; Calgary’s celebrated Kerry Bennett; McMaster University’s Chef Paul Hoag, and Little Back Dog Catering’s Kendra Smith.

  • Butchery Demos, providing tips and insights into the process of buying, preserving and storing whole animals from some of Canada’s leading butchers. Peter Baarda, Owner at J&G Quality Meats Ltd.; Brent Herrington, Owner at Herrington’s Quality Butchers; and Nicholas Matusiak, Head Butcher at Halenda’s in Oshawa are all primed to show off their impressive knowledge and techniques.

In addition, attendees can find out what it takes to become a Certified Master Chef, as three esteemed veterans — Chef Michael Allemeier, Chef Oliver Li and Chef Shawn Whalen — share their personal stories and detail the years of hard work they committed toward earning the highest accreditation in the Canadian culinary field.

For a complete list of the exciting CR&B cooking demos and education sessions click here.

 

But first, be sure to register for the CR&B Show at NO CHARGE using the special promo code CRFN18 at www.crbshow.ca/register.

About the CR&B Show

The CR&B Show is the most unique and interactive foodservice show in Canada, running October 28th and 29th at the International Centre in Mississauga. Proudly owned and operated by Mediaedge, a leading event management, B2B marketing and communications provider, the CR&B Show is supported in part by WCR, The Canadian Culinary Federation, The Ontario Hotel and Motel Association, and Nightclub & Bar Show.

Contact chuckn@mediaedge.ca for more details.

CR&B SHOW ANNOUNCES STELLAR EDUCATION PROGRAM

TORONTO, OCTOBER 18, 2018 - The Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show (CR&B) is excited to announce its confirmed lineup of must-see education sessions, beginning 12 p.m., Sunday October 28th. Aimed at a diverse range of foodservice and beverage professionals, each session will be led by qualified food and bar experts covering a gamut of pressing issues impacting business today. Show delegates are invited—and encouraged!—to attend as many of these valuable sessions as their schedules will allow.

Among the confirmed sessions and speakers are:

  • “Scaling Up” with Grant Van Gameren, Janet Zuccarini and Jason Cassis – a session addressing the challenges and opportunities of going from a single restaurant to several;

  • “How Today's Technology Impacts the Restaurant Space” – a must-see session featuring participants from UberEats, 7shifts, Lightspeed POS and Heritage Parts;

  • “Local Food and the Restaurant Industry” – a session offering timely insights from an esteemed panel of experts, including Darcy McDonnell, Owner/Operator at Farmhouse Tavern;

  • “Bar Roundtable: What’s Next for Bar and Beverage Service?” – a discussion looking ahead at the trends and issues affecting the bar and beverage industry, led by Nightclub & Bar Media Group’s Jeremiah Batucan.

In addition, there will be several topical sessions exploring the unique challenges and opportunities facing women foodservice professionals today. Attendees can hear firsthand accounts from numerous empowered females who found success and continue to flourish in a tough, competitive industry. Famed NYC-based chef and restaurateur Amanda Cohen will be part of the “Mentoring Women for Success” session – and even delivering a book signing of her acclaimed cookbook, “Dirt Candy” in the WCR Booth at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Don’t miss it!

For a complete list of session times, topics and presenters, click here. But first, be sure to register for the CR&B Show at NO CHARGE using the special promo code CRFN18 at www.crbshow.ca/register.

About the CR&B Show

The CR&B Show is the most unique and interactive foodservice show in Canada, running October 28th and 29th at the International Centre in Mississauga. Proudly owned and operated by Mediaedge, a leading event management, B2B marketing and communications provider, the CR&B Show is supported in part by WCR, The Canadian Culinary Federation, The Ontario Hotel and Motel Association, and Nightclub & Bar Show.

Contact chuckn@mediaedge.ca for more details.

WCR ANNOUNCES IMPRESSIVE LINEUP FOR THE INAUGURAL CR&B SHOW!

TORONTO, October 15, 2018 —The Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show (CR&B) runs October 28th and 29th at the International Centre in Mississauga, and what a show it will be!

 

Among the prestigious lineup of confirmed presenters, the CR&B Show is thrilled to announce an impressive group of culinary professionals from The International Association of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) who will be joining forces to share their passion, inspirational stories, industry insights, and even a few coveted trade secrets.

 

WCR speakers include: NYC-based Amanda Cohen, Iron Chef personality, leader of the vegetable-forward movement and owner of the highly-acclaimed Dirt Candy restaurant; Zena Polin, co-owner, pastry chef and lead bartender at the Daily Dish; and Kristen Lee-Charlson, executive director of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs.

 

Representing Canada’s flourishing cooking scene, Amy Turner, owner of the renowned Donna Mac restaurant in Calgary; Chopped Canada’s 2014 winner Shelley Robinson; co-owner of Little Black Dog Catering Kendra Smith; and WinSport’s own Liana Robberecht whose appearances on regular morning television Calgarians have come to adore, are only a handful of the inspiring chefs whose contributions are greatly anticipated.

 

See the complete list of participating WCR chefs and restaurateurs here.

 

The CR&B Show is a first-of-its kind interactive foodservice event featuring live kitchen demonstrations, must-see education seminars, exciting culinary and flair bartending competitions, and expositions of the latest equipment, trends and technology. Attendees will include a wide range of food and beverage professionals—from restaurant owners and suppliers to amateur cooks and chefs.

 

Please register today at NO CHARGE using the special promo code CRFN18 at www.crbshow.ca/register.

 

About the CR&B Show

 

The CR&B Show is the most unique and interactive foodservice show in Canada, running October 28th and 29th at the International Centre in Mississauga. Proudly owned and operated by MediaEdge, a leading event management, B2B marketing and communications provider, the CR&B Show is supported by WCR, The Canadian Culinary Federation, The Ontario Hotel and Motel Association, and Nightclub & Bar Show.

 

Contact Chuck Nervick at chuckn@mediaedge.ca for more details.

 
 
 

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