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Feb 26, 2014, 16:56 ET CONNECT Show returns to Vancouver Convention Centre November 3-4, 2014

VANCOUVER, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - CONNECT - BC's Food, Drink and Lodging Expo, the premiere event for British Columbia's vibrant hospitality industry, returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West,...


Feb 26, 2014, 11:36 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Online media registration for CRFA Show 2014 closes Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Topic: Covering the CRFA Show 2014 Details: CRFA invites members of the media to sign up for a complimentary media pass to the CRFA Show 2014. A media pass gives you...


Feb 25, 2014, 12:05 ET HRM restaurants have had their fill of high costs for garbage removal

HALIFAX, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is urging the city of Halifax to drop a proposed 36% increase in garbage disposal fees that will unfairly...


Feb 24, 2014, 10:56 ET World Association of Chefs Societies comes back to Canadian soil at the CRFA Show; first time in Canada in 20 years

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - For the first time in 20 years, Canadian chefs and cooks will get the opportunity to compete in a World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)-endorsed competition on...


Feb 21, 2014, 10:10 ET Quebec budget shuts out restaurants

MONTREAL, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Despite a collaborative relationship, the Quebec government has nothing for the restaurant industry in yesterday's budget. "Our industry collaborated with government...


Feb 19, 2014, 10:56 ET Sports stars and culinary Olympians share secrets to gold at the CRFA Show March 2-4

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Some of Canada's Olympians and biggest sports stars will get a taste of culinary gold at the CRFA Show, Canada's premiere destination for the hospitality industry. The...


Feb 18, 2014, 17:53 ET Balanced budget good news for BC restaurants

VANCOUVER, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) and British Columbia's hospitality industry welcome today's balanced budget. This is good news for the...


Feb 11, 2014, 17:09 ET Budget shows government slow to act on credit card accountability

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) calls for action to cap merchant credit card fees now - not more consultation. "CRFA is pleased the...


Feb 04, 2014, 15:03 ET N.B. budget a mixed bag in election year

FREDERICTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has mixed feelings about the New Brunswick government's final budget, introduced today. CRFA is concerned ...


Jan 30, 2014, 11:06 ET Higher labour costs will result in fewer jobs for youth: CRFA

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) warns that the Ontario government's increase to the minimum wage will result in fewer jobs for youth, a...


Jan 28, 2014, 13:37 ET Survey: Extreme winter weather takes toll on restaurant sales

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The lingering polar vortex and continued economic uncertainty have dulled the business outlook for restaurateurs. In the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices...


Jan 15, 2014, 09:00 ET It's not just calories that count: Canadians hungry for more complete nutrition picture from restaurants

- The Informed Dining program provides the nutrition information Canadians want in an accessible, consistent manner across the country - TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - From the fat content to the...


Dec 17, 2013, 17:25 ET CRFA outraged by Canadian Dairy Commission decision to raise dairy prices yet again

OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Today's decision by the Canadian Dairy Commission to increase dairy prices by another 1 per cent as of Feb. 1, 2014 adds up to a $26-million hit to Canada's restaurant...


Dec 17, 2013, 15:38 ET Licensing changes good news for restaurants and their guests

VANCOUVER, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) and British Columbia's hospitality industry welcome the liquor licensing changes announced today. These...


Dec 13, 2013, 10:00 ET Top chefs will dazzle at CRFA Show

TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Celebrities, a Certified Master Chef, and a molecular cuisine guru are just some of the chefs that will show their sizzle on the demo stages at the CRFA Show in Toronto....


Dec 05, 2013, 10:56 ET Culinary stars share secrets at CRFA Show's "Breakfast with Champions"

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Celebrity chefs and high-powered restaurant executives will dish their secrets to success at the 70th annual CRFA Show, presented by the Canadian Restaurant and...


Nov 18, 2013, 14:00 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - CRFA to discuss setting dairy prices for greater market growth with Canadian Dairy Commission

OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Who: Representatives of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA), including Chair Susan Senecal and President and CEO Garth Whyte, will meet with the...


Nov 13, 2013, 10:19 ET William and Kate's cake baker brings royal touch to CRFA Show in Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian chefs will learn to make food fit for royalty from Chef Graham Tinsley at the CRFA Show -- an annual event for the hospitality industry -- presented by the...


Nov 05, 2013, 08:45 ET 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...


Nov 04, 2013, 14:23 ET CRFA concerned about Ontario-led initiative to increase CPP premiums

TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan that will increase the cost of hiring workers are worrisome for labour-intensive restaurant employers, says the Canadian...


Oct 24, 2013, 09:42 ET Outlook improves for Canada's restaurant sales in 2014

TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Growth in Western Canada and a rebound in sales in Central Canada will help push restaurants sales up a healthy 4.7% in 2014, according to a new report from the...


Oct 21, 2013, 10:21 ET Survey: 93% of restaurant owners "very concerned" about high credit card fees

OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The skyrocketing cost of accepting credit cards is giving Canadian restaurateurs a serious case of heartburn. A new survey by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices...


Oct 09, 2013, 12:02 ET CRFA disappointed in Ontario's choice of calorie posting over Informed Dining

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is disappointed by today's announcement that Ontario will ignore a national Informed Dining program and...


Sep 30, 2013, 17:11 ET CRFA ready to work with Competition Bureau to remedy skyrocketing credit card fees

OTTAWA, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is pleased the Competition Bureau will continue to pursue the issue of anti-competitive credit card...


Sep 30, 2013, 13:18 ET Informed Dining program coming to Ontario

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Over the next few months, Ontario restaurant guests will start to see the Informed Dining logo at their favourite chain restaurants. At an event today announcing the...