Mexico a featured exhibitor at the CRFA Show 2011

TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Mexico to the CRFA Show, March 6 - 8 in Toronto. The Ministry of Agriculture of Mexico is participating for the first time with a large pavilion of delicious products ranging from chocolate to Tequila.  

With products from15 different companies, the pavilion will bring the tastiest and most innovative food from Mexico to excite the palates of Canadian restaurant-goers.The pavilion will feature Mexican chefs preparing fancy bites and beverages using all of the on-site products including:

  • organic vanilla-flavoured agave syrup for use on pancakes
  • frozen fruit and vegetables to prepare tasty snacks
  • organic Tequila to prepare the best margaritas
  • Mexican salsas to serve with tortilla chips
  • Mexican chocolate for cakes
  • Amaranth candies to offer healthy dessert options

Visitors will experience new flavours and learn how to incorporate them in menus at restaurants, hotels and kitchens. Fifteen producers from Mexico will be ready to discuss the benefits and advantages of their top-quality and healthy products.

"Come prepared to fall in love with the incredible food and flavours of Mexico," says Francisco Barrio Terrazas, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada.

"We're very pleased to welcome Mexico to the CRFA Show this year.  From eating local to international flavours, the CRFA Show has it all," says Garth Whyte, CRFA President and CEO.  

With over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events, the CRFA Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, chefs and executives a host of fresh ideas to help promote, grow and manage their business. The CRFA Show is a trade-only event.

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The CRFA Show 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 and advocacy, CRFA works to create an environment that allows foodservice operators to prosper and grow.

The Agricultural Office of the Ministry of Agriculture of Mexico (SAGARPA) in Canada facilitates the agricultural trade since its establishment in 1995, offering numerous opportunities to build business with Mexican producers and Canadian buyers. Among its main objectives are enhancing agricultural trade by providing market research, organizing direct buying programs, actively monitoring animal and plant sanitary issues and arranging trade missions.

NOTE:  Media wishing to cover the CRFA Show must register in advance for media accreditation.  Go to and click on "media" for criteria and registration form.

SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

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Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist, 1-800-387-5649 ext. 4254 or

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