Go West: BC Foodservice Expo boasts innovation and inspiration

VANCOUVER, April 15 /CNW/ - Western Canada's restaurant industry takes centre stage at the 2010 BC Foodservice Expo, April 25 - 26 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The West Coast's largest hospitality trade show will attract more than 5,000 industry professionals looking for new ways to improve their business.

"The BC Foodservice Expo is a unique opportunity to celebrate one of the largest industries in Western Canada," says Garth Whyte, President and CEO of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. "It's a chance to discover new products, ideas and innovations, as well as forge profitable, working relationships. Given today's tough business environment, this event couldn't come at a better time for our industry."

Western Canada's $21.5-billion foodservice industry is made up of 24,480 restaurants, bars and caterers that employ 358,700 people in communities across the region.

    
    What's on the menu?
    -  B.C.'s top chefs - live competitions and demos showcase culinary
       excellence;
    -  Sustainable products - created by Green Table, this special area
       features innovative green ideas, equipment, products and design;
    -  Free expert advice - popular speakers Ron Yudd of Points of Profits
       Leadership Inc., and Don Fisher of Fisher-Nickel Inc., serve up tips
       and tools on saving money, increasing profits and going green, while
       the International Caterers Association presents Sixty Catering Ideas
       in Sixty Minutes; and
    -  Microbreweries & wineries - the beer and wine industry offers unique
       flavours and options for food pairings.
    

The BC Foodservice Expo is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, one of the country's leading business associations. Through its trade shows, member savings, research and advocacy, CRFA works to create an environment that allows foodservice operators to grow and prosper.

SOURCE Restaurants Canada

For further information: For further information: Bruce Guerin, BC Foodservice Expo Show Manager at (604) 294-3833 or bguerin@crfa.ca; or Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, CRFA Communications at (416) 649-4254


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