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Café Belong –  Local, Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing

Café Belong – Local, Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing

Cafe Belong is located in Evergreen Brickworks, Canada’s first ever large scale community environmental centre with farmers markets, hiking trails, day camps and an eclectic range of shops. This fully encompasses the sustainable business model Brad has developed for his restaurant.  Brad’s expertise, skills and passion in the industry have led him to other great accomplishments aside from Cafe Belong and Belong Catering, such as Co-hosting the Food Network smash hit Restaurant Makeover, and he is currently in post-production of a new provocative food documentary.

Environmentally Accountable Food Service at Gusto 54

Environmentally Accountable Food Service at Gusto 54

In the 1950s, Giacomo Zuccarini imported Canada’s first espresso machine and introduced Toronto’s first wood burning pizza oven and heated restaurant patio from Italy. 40 years later Giacomo’s daughter, Janet Zuccarini, Owner and CEO of the Gusto 54 group of restaurants, is making her sustainable food service mark in Toronto’s trendy downtown with her first LEAF [Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Food] certified restaurant in the Gusto 54 Catering and Commissary Kitchen. Janet’s professional accomplishments do not stop there, she is a judge on Canada’s hit show Top Chef Canada: All Stars, has begun to overtake Toronto’s and California’s restaurant scene. All this after obtaining her MBA in Rome, Italy.

RC Show 2018 Countdown

RC Show 2018 Countdown

The theme for RC Show 2018 show is “Innovation Unleashed”. This makes us very excited as there are many innovations out there that have not gotten the attention they deserve. We watch with anticipation as new innovators are registering for the show.

Diversity Food Services Setting a New Trend

Diversity Food Services Setting a New Trend

More awareness and attention is being given to the issues riddling the food-service industry: low wages, long hours, rising costs and low revenue margins. It has been an act of juggling different priorities, weighing of costs vs. revenue, with a heavy emphasis on profit.   The times have been changing and a new wave of businesses are coming in with a new approach to these difficult issues.

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