Culinary celebrities sign on for CRFA Show

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Chefs Brad Long and Judson Simpson - two of Canada's culinary stars - will share their knowledge at the CRFA Show, the trade show of choice for leaders in Canada's hospitality industry. The show takes place March 2, 3 and 4, 2014 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.

Long, owner of Café Belong and chef-host of the TV series Restaurant Makeover, will bring his unique style to the demo stage. He was previously chef at the 360 restaurant at the CN Tower, and fed 20 million fans and athletes for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in Toronto. Long is passionate about fresh ingredients and is a sustainable farming advocate.

For the last 25 years, Judson Simpson has been both a competitor and recruiter at the World Culinary Olympics. Most recently he was a judge at this prestigious competition.

Simpson received one of the culinary world's highest honours this year as Canada's first and only Certified Master Chef.   He is a dedicated mentor and coach to many of the country's future chefs. His mission is to inspire other culinary professionals to succeed.

Tickets to the CRFA Show are just $40 (free for CRFA members) and can be purchased at www.crfashow.ca. Those who register before Jan. 15, 2014 will be entered in a draw to win an Elektra espresso machine valued at $1,500 from Zuccarini Imports.

About the CRFA Show: Now in its 70th year, the CRFA Show features over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events. The CRFA Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, executives and chefs a variety of fresh ideas to help promote, grow and manage their businesses. Please note that admission is restricted to industry personnel only.

The CRFA Show is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, one of the country's leading business associations with 30,000 members. Proceeds from the show go toward CRFA's advocacy, research and member services to support a growing and successful Canadian restaurant industry.

SOURCE: Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

For further information:

Media Contact : Prasanthi Vasanthakumar Communications Specialist T: 416-649-4254 or 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254. Email: pvasanthakumar@crfa.ca

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