Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023
Enercare Centre, Toronto & VIRTUAL
An Industry Revival Event - RC Show 2022
Restaurants Canada was ecstatic to welcome back the industry to support its revival with three action-packed days of business-building sessions and innovative product solutions.
The 77th edition of RC Show was a dynamic hybrid event with 8 curated pavilions, hundreds of products and services, 250+ speakers across 5 stages, 6 competitions and 4 networking events alongside a virtual conference platform broadcasting the live stage programming while offering connection opportunities to buyers to our exhibiting suppliers through a robust online marketplace.
Reserve Your 2023 Booth and Plan your activation
Submit your RC Show 2023 application before December 31st for a chance to WIN a $5,000 Marketing Promotion Package!
Restaurants Canada 365 Marketplace
Restaurants Canada's NEW revolutionary 365 Marketplace is a digital hub that uses state-of-the-art technology to bring buyers and sellers together to do business all year.
RC associate members can tell their brand story, host meetings, training sessions and events to sell directly to qualified buyers. Buyers may search by category with the ability to purchase products from top industry suppliers.
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Explore Our Programming Tracks
Gather insights from must-attend sessions and discussions based on your interest and field.
If you're a hospitality executive or leader within your organization, don't miss the following sessions designed to help you navigate complex issues and discover what's next in foodservice.
Jeremy Gutsche, CEO, Trend Hunter - Keynote Speaker at Breakfast With Champions
Learn how chaos, disruption, data and trends can unlock innovation and revive your business. Get insights from the most sought after innovation leader and trend expert at our annual power breakfast.
Data & Insights from Canada’s Top Research Companies
Join Restaurants Canada, Technomic, Ipsos and NPD Group as they share the latest data in consumer and sales trends, where our industry is headed and what this means for your business.
7 Leadership Panels Featuring Top Brands
Leaders of top restaurant, beer, coffee, spirits and wine brands, including A&W, Pizza Nova, Recipe Unlimited, RBI, Chipotle, Cornbread, Labatt, Beam Suntory, Balzac's Coffee Roaster and more will discuss the biggest challenges the industry faces and how they're addressing them in their operations.
Ones to Watch: Leaders Making Waves & Advocating for Change
Check out this panel for inspiration and best practices on creating a culture that advocates for food security, diversity, inclusion and an overall safer industry.
Foodservice Future: Tech Trends That Will Fuel Growth for Canada’s Foodservice Industry
Canadian Food Innovation Network's Dana McCauley will delve into how you can turn your problems into profits and innovation resources to help you transform your operations.
Sessions on Industry Issues & Hot Topics
Gather insights and ideas on how to tackle some of the greatest obstacles our industry is currently facing, including labour shortages, supply chain, mental health, diversity, sustainability and more on the speaker stage.
From expanding into new markets to optimizing your day-to-day operations, find out how to take your business and profits to the next level.
Leveraging Online Ordering and Delivery
Discover how top restaurant and business leaders are leveraging online ordering, alcohol delivery and virtual kitchens to serve customers better and grow their business (Speaker Stage).
How to Franchise Your Business
Find out from a franchising expert, lawyer and franchisor whether franchising is the right model to expand your business and what to avoid for success (StudioEx).
From Kitchen to Retail: Turning Your Food Concept to a Successful Retail Product
Don't miss this interactive workshop featuring experts in marketing, development and distribution for a step-by-step guide to taking your concept from inspiration to store shelves (StudioEx).
The Art of Cannabis Retail: How to Make and Market Your Products
Join our panel of experts as they share how to enter the cannabis arena and learn how to make and sell cannabis products legally and effectively (Speaker Stage).
How to Make Hosting Events Easier for Restaurant Owners
Find out how to turn your restaurant into an event venue and the pros, cons and considerations to take into account for this alternative stream of revenue (Learning Lounge).
Exporting Your Business into the U.S. and Internationally
Learn about government services and funding programs available to your company to help you expand your business to the U.S. and international markets (StudioEx).
Boosting Profit Through Menu Optimization
Get the latest data on trends and take a deep dive into pricing, costing and positioning your menu items (StudioEx).
The End of "We've Just Always Done It That Way"
Discover a new strategy that could change the restaurant game, make hiring easier, inflation less painful, and improve the employee experience (StudioEx).
How to Legally Save Money on Taxes
Find out how to save on your taxes through your business' structure, insurance, succession plan and more from financial and accounting experts (Learning Lounge).
Hiring & Staffing
With our industry continuing to face labour shortages, learn how to cultivate employee experiences and develop retention strategies for long-term success.
Recruitment and Retention of Labour in Our Sector
Our panel of experts will discuss innovative solutions to attracting and retaining staff and the importance of establishing a clear path for advancement in the industry (Speaker Stage).
It’s Time to Walk the Walk: Mental Wellbeing in Restaurants
Learn best practices and harm reduction techniques from industry leaders including a Toronto restaurant that has made employee’s mental health a priority (Speaker Stage).
Food and Restaurant Industry Labour Challenge
This presentation by Trend Hunter will cover the history of the industry including resources, perceptions on careers within the industry, and the differences between the global and North American viewpoints (StudioEx)
What Foodservice Workers Want
Join Nudge COO Jordan Ekers and industry leaders as they unearth the real challenges facing foodservice organizations when it comes to hiring and retention (Learning Lounge).
Motivate and Retain Employees with Same Day Pay and Gratuity Access
Join us for insider knowledge and experience on how Same Day Pay and Gratuity Access can help your business attract and retain good employees (Learning Lounge).
Navigating the New Normal: Turning Stress & Adversity into Opportunity & Organizational Sustainability
We’re living through one of the most destabilizing and stressful crises of our time. This session discusses the physiology and psychology of stress responses and provides strategies for how we can lead through challenging times with compassion and human connection (Learning Lounge)
How to Build and Retain a Strong Team
As restaurateurs look to the future of restaurants, team management is going to be at the forefront. From hiring to training to scheduling and retaining, each piece plays a role in creating a better restaurant (Learning Lounge).
Learn from marketing and communication experts on how to use data, branding and storytelling to build relationships and attract new customers post-pandemic.
Marketing Your Business for Success
Hear from agencies, operators and social media platforms on how you can use data and analytics to effectively market and promote your business (Speaker Stage).
How to Leverage Digital Marketing Channels to Feed Your Business
This workshop will give you a deep dive into social media strategies you can adopt to grow your brand's presence and performance on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram (StudioEx).
Bar Marketing 201: On-Premise vs. Online
Learn how to balance and promote your to-go products with your on-site services to attract your ideal clientele for both (Bar & Beverage Stage).
Look Who's Coming to Dinner: Industry Demographics & Consumer Data
Get the latest data on what consumers want post-pandemic and how to position your business for success by meeting their needs (Speaker Stage).
Inspiring Consumer Confidence Through Safety
Get actionable advice from experts on how to inspire consumer confidence through communicating your health and safety measure and prevention protocols (Culinary Stage).
With sustainability still top of mind for consumers and operators alike, learn how you can develop practices that positively impact your profit, people and the planet.
A New Level of Sustainability with Douglas McMaster
Trailblazing Chef Douglas McMaster will share how he operates his 100% zero-waste restaurant Silo in London, U.K. and how to create a sustainability action plan for your establishment in partnership with LEAF (Speaker Stage)
Eco System Workshop
Get a deep dive into how to approach sustainability within foodservice, food waste solutions, developing a circular economy and more (StudioEx)
Tech Innovation in Food Waste
Hear from three innovative organizations using technology to tackle food waste and how their solutions might work for you and your business (Culinary Stage)
Less Waste, More Profit: How to Reduce Food Waste & Boost Revenue
Hear from the world's #1 marketplace for surplus food Too Good To Go, and their partners Fresh City Farms and Eataly, on how to implement food waste reduction and profit from it (StudioEx)
Vertical Farming the Future
Join Good Leaf Farms as they share how vertical farming supports the local economy while benefiting our planet and future (Culinary Stage)
Antithesis Provision: Circular Economy Approaches & Benefits
CEO of Anthesis Provision Cher Mereweather will unpack what food sustainability means for you and what you need to be focusing on (hint: food waste, climate and packaging) (StudioEx).
Bar & Beverage
Whether you're a bar manager or developing a beverage brand, get the latest insights on what's hot and notable in the beverage industry.
State of the Bar: Insights, Research & Trends
Tune in for an in-depth look at the latest data, consumer trends and COVID-19 pivots that are here to stay. Learn how alcohol delivery, retail products and cocktail kits transformed businesses.
Global Bar Check-In: Fireside Chat
Gain insights from top bar industry players from across the globe on how they've transformed their businesses and what you can embrace at home to recover and grow.
Leadership Panel: Coffee, Wine, Beer & Spirits
Hear from beverage leaders across all categories on how to meet new consumer demand, move more liquid to lips, best practices and improve profitability.
The Renaissance of Canada's Hotel Bar Culture
From new collaborations to going back to their roots, learn how iconic hotels like the Hyatt, Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Pacific Rim and The Drake Hotel adapted their bar programming to revive their business.
Bar & Beverage Workshops and Tastings
Join us in the Pop UP Experience Learning Bar for a series of tastings, demos and workshops led by Canada's best bartenders. Learn about sake, Pisco, Cachaca, beers, cocktail kits, shelf-stabilization, and more.
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Learn with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Learn about the benefits of WSET qualifications for wine, beer and sake. Take advantage of special show course rates and participate in daily taste challenges for a chance to win a level 1 course, located in the Bar & Beverage Pavilion.
Discover innovative flavours and gather inspiration for your menus to create memorable and profitable dining experiences.
Meet Chefs from Around the Globe
Chefs from Italy, Brazil, Japan and Peru will showcase how to incorporate their country's products and flavours onto your menus to stand out from the crowd.
Pandemic Inspirations in the Pop UP Experience Kitchens
Taste, learn and get inspiration from chefs and brands who were forced to innovate during the pandemic and how they found success. From Mildred's Temple Kitchen's "Brunch in a Box" to Chefdrop's elevated signature chef meal kits, explore ideas to take back to your businesses.
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Serving and Preparing Better Seafood
Chefs Philman George and Graham Schave of High Liner Foodservice will show you how to create customer loyalty by sharing best practices for seafood take-out and how to use one product in five unique ways.
Watch Fierce Culinary Competitions
Our Garland Canada Culinary Competition finalists will duke it out to compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Top chefs will also compete in the Ultimate Fish Sandwich Wars, a battle of flavour and freshness.
The Secret Recipe for Authentic Classic Italian Pizza
Learn how to craft an authentic Italian pizza from scratch, featuring Master Pizza Chef Molino Vigevano and the Bellavita Pizza Academy.
Canadian Plant-Based Startups on the Menu
Join three trailblazing companies for insights on how their plant protein food products can help meet growing consumer demand while being good for the planet and on the palette.
Grow Your Business With Canadian Chicken
Learn how using Canadian chicken can help you positively impact your bottom line while supporting our economy and planet.
What Comes Next? The Future of Food
From farming to food innovations, our panel of food futurists will share their insights, predictions and actions you can take to be at the forefront of our industry (StudioEx)
2022 SPEAKER LINE-UP
Founder, Silo - London
President & CFO, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group
MATT DEAN PETTIT
Chef, Television Personality & Entrepreneur
Co-owner & Chef, Vij's Restaurant
Chef, Television Host & Restaurateur
Executive Director, FoodShare
Chief People Officer, Recipe Unlimited
Owner & Operator, Beer. Diversity.
President, Ascari Hospitality Group
Director of Beverage Innovation, Restaurant Brands International
President, The Fifteen Group
National Coordinator, SCA Canada
SHOP OUR CURATED PAVILIONS
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 PARTNERS
Government of Canada
Skip the Dishes
Gordon Food Service
Feed it Forward
Good Leaf Farms
Farm Credit Canada FCC
Smart Life Solutions
Too Good To Go
Globe and Mail
Bar & Beverage Magazine
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Canadian Hospitality Foundation
The Canadian Hospitality Foundation is the registered charitable partner of Restaurants Canada. Help support the future leaders of our industry by making a donation during registration (tax receipts available).
Restaurants Canada is a not-for-profit organization. We reinvest funds towards advocacy, research and services that fuel the success of the industry at large. When you exhibit at the RC Show, you are supporting the sustainability of the foodservice industry.
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