FEB 25-27, 2018



THANK YOU for being a part of this year's success!


Together, we did it!

RC Show 2017 celebrates the 72nd edition of the Hospitality Event of the Year:

  • 16,257 hospitality professionals, restaurateurs and buyers - a new record 
  • 1,000+ exhibits displaying over 700 brands
  • 8 pavilions, 3 competitions and 5 new feature areas
  • 146 presentations, demos and seminars right on the show floor
  • 100+ media coverage delivering over 50 million media impressions
  • 3 SOLD OUT off-site events
  • 2 half-day business builder sessions designed for independent and multi-unit operators


RC Leadership Conference presented by Pepsico Foodservice, KPMG and BUNN: 2 half-day business builder sessions for single-unit and multi-unit operators, featuring moderator and host Tony Chapman, an impressive panel of speakers, and keynote speaker Joe Jackman of Jackman Reinvents
RC Opening Night Reception presented by Enercare and Golo: Welcoming exhibitors, sponsors and attendees to network while enjoying food and drink
RC Nation’s Feast presented by Coca Cola with support of Tourism Toronto, Canada Beef, Pulse Canada, PEI Fishermen's Association, Canada Bread, Saputo, Canada Bread and Ontario Trout: Celebration of Canada 150, with dinner prepared by Todd Perrin, Jason Bangerter, Robert Belcham, and other top chefs from across Canada
Breakfast With Champions presented by Pepsico Foodservice with the support of Saputo, Sealed Air, Canada Bread, Maple Leaf, Kitchen Aid, Egg Farmers of Ontario and Faema: Keynote speakers Sara Monette and Darrell Bricker, and an industry expert panel discussion
Uniquely Canadian Food Experience presented by PEI Fishermen's Association and Graphic Packaging: 12 chefs served the ultimate culinary tribute to Canada's 150th birthday curated by chef Charlotte Langley
Hunt Camp presented by Blunt Roll and Industry Ink: Home to Chefs Derek Dammann, John Horne & Michael Hunter, Designer Tanya Kelly and Photographer Brilynn Ferguson who all hosted this Chef's club house offering game snacks, a space to sit or mingle
RC Excellence Awards: Leadership - Mohamad Fakih, President and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, Culinary - Chef Robert Belcham of Campagnolo, Vancouver and Innovation - Food Supplies was recognized for bringing the Fornoteca Duetto 90 second pizza oven
Iron Chef Competition presented by Gordon Food Service: 1st Place - Centennial College, Elif Doganay & Silvia Caputo. 2nd Place - Liaison College, Lakeshore West, Glen St. Jean & Darren Lue. 3rd Place - Humber College, Tina Pistarelli & Joe Way-White
RC Bartending Competition presented YouFlair and Jim Beam: 1st Place Winners are Adam Brańczyk for Flair, Dustin Costain for Speed, Adam Branczyk for Black Box and Colby Ashton for Beer Blading
The Great Canadian Cook-off Winners presented by CCFCC: 1st Place - Chef Darren Craddock, Riverside Golf & Country Club, Saskatoon. 2nd Place - Chef John Barreda, McMaster University, Hamilton. 3rd Place - Chef Trevor Ritchie, George Brown College, Toronto
Daily Bread Food Bank: Over 6,137lbs of food was donated

Restaurants Canada Awards of Excellence

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Mohamad Fakih, President and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, was recognized for his humanitarian efforts as well as his business success. Mr. Fakih committed to hire 100 Syrian refugees at his restaurants and is more than 80 per cent to that goal. He also donated funds to cover the cost of funerals for the six victims of the Jan. 29 shooting at a Quebec mosque, and to assist with refurbishing the mosque.

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Chef Robert Belcham of Campagnolo restaurant in Vancouver, was recognized for his outstanding culinary skills, pioneering restaurant concepts, commitment to local, sustainable Canadian ingredients, and mentorship of up-and-coming culinary talent.

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Food Supplies, a Canadian supplier of equipment and ingredients for food retail and foodservice, was recognized for bringing the Fornoteca Duetto pizza oven to the RC Show. The Fornoteca Duetto is a portable pizza oven made for outdoor patios, and it cooks delicious pizza in just 90 seconds – a true game-changer for foodservice operators.



It’s not too late to WIN a trip to the YUKON!


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Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in style with a "Yukon Unleashed" once in a lifetime adventure!

Share your restaurant moment for your chance to WIN an over the top Great Canadian North adventure Air North trip for two to the Yukon!

You’ll experience the history, landscapes, wildlife, Aurora Borealis with the best accommodation, food and drink.  


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