CANADA'S LARGEST FOODSERVICE TRADE EVENT
RC Show 2018 showcased cutting-edge products, pioneering people and transformative ideas.
hospitality professionals, restaurateurs & buyers
exhibits representing over 700 brands
presentations, sessions & demonstrations
media impressions and 188 media in attendance
WATCH: 2018 RECAP VIDEO
DOWNLOAD THE 2018 POST-SHOW REPORT
Check out a full recap of the 2018 highlights in our full post-show report. Get in touch to discuss exhibitor and partnership opportunities for 2019!
OUR FAVOURITE MOMENTS
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2018 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
INDUSTRY EXPERT PANELS
Future of Cannabis
Restaurant CEO & President Panel Discussion
Leading Ladies of the Bar
How Technology is Changing the Game
Dr. Irwin Adam
RC HOSPITALITY WEEK EVENTS
Opening Night Reception
RC Leadership Conference
RC Show After-Party
Breakfast with Champions
2018 COMPETITION WINNERS
Garland Canada Culinary Competition
Congratulations to Hayden Johnston (Chef de Cuisine, Richmond Station) for his first-place finish in the Garland Canada Culinary Competition. Honourable mention to runner-up Dustin Gallagher (Executive Chef, 416 Snack Bar & People's Eatery) and all of our fierce competitors!
Beyond the Rail Cocktail Competition
Congratulations to Nick Incretolli (Bar Sazerac, Hamilton), our RC Show 2018 Innovative Bartender winner! Honourable mentions to Mike Birdsey (2nd place, The Broadview Hotel, Toronto) and Matt Conway (3rd plate, The Maverick, Toronto).
Speed Rack Cocktail Competition
Our formidable female bartenders shook up the stage at RC Show 2018, raising over $7,000 in Toronto for Rethink Breast Cancer. Congrats to Ana Wolkowski (Bar Raval), Jess Mili (Civil Liberties), Melanie Aumais (Bar Isabel), Katie Shewan (Royal Electric Bar & Public Eatery), Meg McCarthy (Annette Food & Market) and Morgan Beveridge (Belfast Love Public House), who will be moving onto the national finals!
2018 National Latte Art Winner: David Kim
David Kim of Phil & Sebastian came out with top honours in the 2018 National Latte Art competition. Congrats to Bruce Ly (2nd, De Mello Palheta) and Federico Duronio (3rd, The Big Cannoli) for their outstanding work as well.
Coffee in Good Spirits Competition
Graham Hayes of De Mello Palheta took home the grand prize in our coffee-themed cocktail competition. Congrats to David Kim of Phil & Sebastian and Stacey Lynden of Pallet Coffee Roasters for their strong showing as well.
With over 47 million media impressions, RC Show 2018 had the industry discussing the latest products and industry issues.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 PARTNERS
BECOME A 2019 PARTNER IN SUCCESS
RC Show and Restaurants Canada provide a full suite of media and customized sponsorship opportunities to reach potential customers and activate your brand beyond the booth. Get in touch with Brenda Halkiw to learn more.