Breaking Bread with Anna Pham on Women's Impact in Hospitality
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by Restaurants Canada & Sysco Canada
4M ago
In this enlightening episode of our podcast, we had the honour of featuring Anna Pham, Director of Content & Programming at Restaurants Canada, a formidable presence in the Canadian foodservice industry. Anna shared her personal journey, deeply interwoven with her Vietnamese heritage and the entrepreneurial spirit passed down from her grandparents and parents.  From her early days folding pizza boxes in her father's pizza shop to her current role at Restaurants Canada, Anna's life has been a testament to the passion, resilience, and innovation required to succeed in the dynamic world ..read more
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Navigating the Future: Advocacy in the Restaurant Industry
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by Restaurants Canada & Sysco Canada
5M ago
In our recent conversation, Richard Alexander from Restaurants Canada discusses how the restaurant industry connects with government affairs. With a mix of dedication and strategy, Richard explains the challenges our industry faces, like inflation and labour shortages, and the efforts to make the industry more sustainable. He shares stories of working with board members and making progress in shaping government policies, highlighting his passion for supporting our vibrant and thriving industry. The discussion then shifts to the impact of automation and immigration policies giving listeners a f ..read more
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Stirring the Pot of Entrepreneurship and Heritage with Trevor Lui
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by Restaurants Canada & Sysco Canada
5M ago
Pull up a seat at the kitchen table where Trevor Lui spices up our conversation with a mix of family traditions and his love for the industry. Revel in the comfort of North American Chinese food from the past where culture and cuisine dance a tango of taste and memory. This chat isn't just about food; it's a window into how recipes like ginger beef weave through the fabric of our diverse dining tapestry, creating a flavour-filled narrative that's uniquely Canadian. If you’ve ever wondered how the dining room table can become a forum for civil discourse, we get into the meat of it, examining h ..read more
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Shaking Up the Scene: Evelyn Chick's Mixology Journey and the Evolution of Cocktail Culture
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by Restaurants Canada & Sysco Canada
6M ago
From a young immigrant with a passion for hospitality to an internationally recognized cocktail virtuoso, Evelyn Chick's journey is as captivating as her drinks. In our recent conversation with the author of "For the Love of Cocktails," Evelyn opened up about her transition from the art world to mixology, leading her to create some of the most exceptional drinks we've ever tasted. Her story is a blend of ambition and creativity, inspiring bartenders and enthusiasts to pursue their dreams. The resilience of the bar industry showcases the adaptability and creativity of those who work in it. "Fo ..read more
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Revolutionizing Restaurant Finances: A Chat with Notch Financial
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by Restaurants Canada & Sysco Canada
7M ago
Join our conversation with Dylan Erlendson, Notch’s Vice President of Sales. Notch is a company at the forefront of revolutionizing financial processes for the restaurant and hospitality sector. With his background as a restaurant operator, Dylan brings a wealth of understanding to the challenges many businesses face. At Notch, he's spearheading a mission to eliminate paper invoices, transforming accounts payable and receivable into a hassle-free experience. This episode goes beyond just invoicing. We dive into strategies for enhancing efficiency and profitability in your business. Discover h ..read more
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Chris Elliott on the Foodservice Industry: Staying Ahead of Future Trends
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by Restaurants Canada & Sysco Canada
7M ago
Get ready for a deep dive into the 2023 Foodservice Facts report with our esteemed guest, Chris Elliott from Restaurants Canada. We've meticulously analyzed the latest trends, from changing consumer preferences to the surprising shift towards smaller restaurant spaces. As we unpack the report, you'll gain firsthand insights into the current realities of the foodservice industry, including the growing popularity of off-premise dining and the transformation of restaurant layouts. This session promises to shed light on how the pandemic has reshaped the way consumers interact with dining establish ..read more
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A New Path: Sonia Mondino's Journey on Helping to Heal Our Industry
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by Restaurants Canada & Sysco Canada
7M ago
Every morning, Sonia Mondino awakens with an unquenchable passion for health and wellness, a fire that has not only reshaped her life but has inspired countless others. Having immersed herself in the culinary world as a chef for 14 years, Sonia's profound connection with food took on a transformative twist. Recognizing the profound link between the meals she crafted and overall well-being, Sonia decided to transition into becoming an Integrated Nutrition Health Coach. But her philosophy of health extends far beyond the plate. While culinary arts remain central to her, Sonia underscores the im ..read more
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Local Foods Revolution: A Conversation with The Hon. Lisa M. Thompson Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, OMAFRA
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by Restaurants Canada & Sysco Canada
7M ago
Get ready to dive into the local food movement in this captivating conversation with The Hon. Lisa M. Thompson of Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Minister Thompson provides invaluable insights into the transformative role that local foods play in today's restaurant industry. She delves into the ever-evolving landscape of the food service sector in Ontario, influenced by discerning consumers who prioritize both sustainability and quality. Minister Thompson also discusses the financial ramifications of our dietary selections, emphasizing that the local food wave isn’t ..read more
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