TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Saputo Foodservice will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for fresh mozzarella-ball tearing at The Restaurants Canada Show, March 1-3 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.
Organizers need 300 people to make the attempt, using Fiorella Fior di Latte. Show attendees are invited to "tear it up" on day two of the Restaurants Canada Show.
When? Monday, March 2, 2015; 2:00 pm – Pizza Pavilion area
Authentic Italian Margherita pizza originated in Naples and was made using fresh mozzarella. Pizzaiolos would tear balls of fresh Bufala Mozzarella or Fior di Latte to top their pizzas before baking them to perfection in a wood-fired oven.
"The Neapolitan pizza trend has finally reached the shores of North America and has taken it by storm, and it's no wonder," says Glenda Taylor, Director of Marketing for Saputo Foodservice. "To taste authentic Neapolitan pizza is to discover a little slice of pizza heaven."
Following the world record attempt, the mozzarella will be collected by Second Harvest for distribution to its network of social service agencies.
The Restaurants Canada Show (formerly the CRFA Show) is open to members of the foodservice industry. It features hundreds of new products, along with chef demos, seminars and special events. Register by Feb. 28 at the early bird rate of $40 for all three days of the show. Admission is free for Restaurants Canada members.
The Restaurants Canada Show is owned and operated by Restaurants Canada (formerly the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association), a national association comprising 30,000 businesses in every segment of the foodservice industry. Proceeds from the show are directed to research and advocacy efforts to help the industry grow and prosper.
About Saputo: Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. We are one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest in Canada, the third in Argentina and the fourth in Australia. In the US, the Company ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. Our products are sold in more than 40 countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Dragone, DuVillage 1860, Friendship, Frigo Cheese Heads, Great Midwest, King's Choice, Kingsey, La Paulina, Milk2Go, Neilson, Nutrilait, Ricrem, Salemville, Scotsburn, Stella, Sungold and Treasure Cave. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SAP."
Media Registration: Members of the media who regularly cover the foodservice and hospitality industry are invited to apply for media accreditation at http://restaurantshow.ca/Newsroom/Media-Accreditation. Advance registration required.
SOURCE Restaurants Canada
For further information: Media Contact: Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist at 416-649-4254 or 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254, or [email protected]