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Raising the Bar for 2020

The 2019 CR&B Show was truly an amazing event and we wanted to thank those that attended. The trade show floor was packed, the culinary and bartending competitions provided great entertainment, our education sessions were informative and inspiring. Furthermore, the food and beverage samples were off the charts with great energy and overall attendee and exhibitor interaction.

The bar has been set for 2020, but if history is any indication, the CR&B Show team is up to the task - and we hope to see old friends along with many new ones.


Please view the videos from the 2019 edition.

2019 CR&B Show: Mixology Competition

The CR&B Cocktails and Dreams Show was hosted by renowned flair bartender, Zack Prohaska. Some of Canada’s top bartenders put their skills to the test for the chance to claim some serious cash and prizes. Attendees watched and cheered on the competitors, sampled delicious cocktails created by our nation’s most creative mixologists, partook in live product demonstrations and more!

2019 CR&B Show: Flair Competition

The CR&B Cocktails and Dream Show was an exciting and important part of the 2019 CR&B Show.


The show delivered two exciting days of bartending and flair competitions, seminars, lessons, education sessions, product demonstrations and more.

Culinary Federation Demos

The CR&B Show Culinary Federation Demo was proud to present: Tony Fernandes, Executive Chef Crown Plaza Airport.


Chef Tony Fernandes presented his dish: South Asian influence Atlantic Salmon with Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Saffron Cream, drizzled with Garlic Cilantro Oil.

The CR&B Show Culinary Federation Demo was also proud to present: Chef Stephan Schulz.


Chef Stephan Schulz presented Trident Seafood’s Revolutionary New Noodle Demo.

Culinary Stage, CWIF - Canadian Women In Food

The 2019 Edition was proud to have the CWIF - Canadian Women In Food, offer their demonstrations on the CR&B Show's Culinary Stage. The stage was joined by:

  • Kailey Gilchrist, Sauce Boss of NONA Vegan Foods Ltd.

  • Carolyn Simon, Owner, Patty Queen, Choose Life Foods

  • Lauren Breuer, Holistic Nutritionist/Personal Trainer

Culinary Stage - Culinary Federation Demo



  • Ryan Marquis, Corporate Chef, Tabasco Foodservice Canada; Business Development and Team Leader, C.W. Shasky & Associates Ltd.

  • Carmelo Vadacchino, Corporate Chef and Brand Ambassador, Fornoteca Pizza Ovens, F. Dick Knives Canada and Food Supplies.

  • Paul Hoag, CCC, CEC.

Culinary Stage - Delmanor Culinary Team Demo

The Delmanor culinary team  wowed the CR&B Show audience with seafood, pasta and other impressive samples of food items that they prepare and serve on a daily basis at their retirement community facilities.


  • Chef Gaurav Saxena

  • Chef Jordan Bruce

  • Chef Sarah Wagner

  • Chef Rick Secko

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