Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023

Enercare Centre, Toronto & VIRTUAL

Breakfast With Champions


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

7:00am - 10:00AM ET - Liberty Grand & Virtually

Breakfast with Champions is Restaurants Canada’s annual power breakfast event where hospitality industry leaders gather to gain data-driven insights, the latest trends, research, inspiration and exclusive knowledge from industry innovators and world-class speakers. Empower yourself and your teams with the tools to innovate and emerge successfully from this period of chaos and change. This is two hours you can't afford to miss!

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2022 Agenda & Speakers


7:00am - 7:30am ET

Arrival & Breakfast Served

Enjoy a breakfast spread that will revive and delight, whether you're in the mood for decadence, light and refreshing, or something in between. Virtual attendees will receive breakfast delivery powered by Skip The Dishes.

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7:45am - 7:50am ET

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Noah Cappe - Host of Food Network Canada’s Wall of Chefs, Wall of Bakers and Carnival Eats (View Bio)

7:50am - 8:10am ET

Economic Forecast with Restaurants Canada & FCC

A deep-dive presentation with two economists who will discuss the current and forecasted future economic climate, inflation, food supply chain, labour situation and the specific impact of these variables on the industry and how to address them for future success.

Chris Elliott - Senior Economist, Restaurants Canada (View Bio)
Jean-Philippe Gervais - Vice President, Economics & Valuations and Chief Economist, Farm Credit Canada (View Bio)

8:10am - 8:30am ET

In Conversation with Mildred's Temple Kitchen and McDonald's

One of the world's leading chains and an independent foodservice operator will share insights on how they overcome challenges during these difficult times and changed direction to innovate, market and operate in this new norm.

Moderated by Roberto Sarjoo, Senior Director of Marketing, Smooth Commerce

Donna Dooher - Executive Chef & Owner, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen (View Bio)
Lara Skripitsky - Vice President, Chief Technology & Operations Support Officer, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd (View Bio)

8:30am - 8:55am ET

Marketing for Success in a Post Covid Climate

How do you market for success in a post pandemic environment, when the world’s media consumption habits have changed so dramatically? Learn how audiences consume media differently now, how influencer marketing has become mainstream, why traditional media is being replaced with data driven campaigns including examples, and how to amplify social through collaboration, talent, technology, audiences and partnerships.

David U.K. - CEO, Pros and Content


8:55am - 9:30am ET

Keynote: Jeremy Gutsche, Founder & CEO, Trend Hunter

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning innovation expert Jeremy Gutsche will share why he believes the Roaring 20’s are back. Throughout history, periods of crisis have consistently led to periods of chaos and opportunity because people start making up for lost time, taking risks, and trying new things. For you, this means that you could turn 2023 and beyond into the most significant career opportunity of your lifetime. This year's keynote will study 2023 trends and lessons from history to help you emerge successfully from this current period of chaos.

Jeremy Gutsche - Innovation Keynote Speaker, CEO & Award-Winning Author (View Bio)

9:30am - 9:45am ET

RC Leadership, Culinary & Social Advocate Awards Presentation

Canada’s foodservice industry is powered by passionate, innovative and creative people, from business owners and chefs to frontline staff and suppliers, and the many others who team up to serve more than 22 million customers every day who eat out daily. Join us as we present the RC Leadership, Culinary and Social Advocate awards to this year’s outstanding industry professionals.


9:45am - 10:00am ET

Closing Remarks & Networking

2019 Agenda & Speakers

Stay tuned for our 2020 line-up!


Breakfast & Networking

Tony Chapman<br>Media Personality

Welcome & Introduction

Presented by Breakfast With Champions Official Host & Moderator Tony Chapman

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Restaurants Canada State Of The Nation

Shanna Munro, President & CEO, Restaurants Canada

Jessica Cravero

Market Trends with Technomic

Jessica Cravero, Regional Vice President, Technomic


How to Influence Your Audience's Behaviour

David Allison, Valuegraphics Pioneer & Consumer Behaviour Expert


Gamechanger #1: Adam Corrin - COO, Freshii


Gamechanger #2: Chuck Muth - Chief Growth Officer, Beyond Meat


Game-Changer #3: Manjit Minhas - Beer Baroness & CBC Dragons' Den


Powering the Visitor Economy

David Goldstein, President & CEO, Destination Canada


RC Leadership Award Presentation

Tony Chapman, Media Personality

Closing Remarks

Tony Chapman, Host & Moderator


In-person attendees will receive the latest Trend Hunter report and a copy of Jeremy's book, Create the Future: Tactics for Disruptive thinking

This 360-page bestseller is loaded with the same tactics, tools and frameworks that Gutsche's team uses to accelerate 700 of the world's most powerful brands, billionaires, CEOs and NASA.

In short, you are capable of much more than you think, and our current period of chaos in presenting you with a unique window of opportunity. COVID-19 has entirely reshuffled the deck and changed consumer needs. Millions of businesses have already been disrupted, many more are about to fail, and yet new consumer needs are creating an opportunity that could reshape your future.

Winner of the Axiom Gold Medal Business Award.

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Tickets & Packages - Reserve Your Spot Today

Breakfast With Champions will enlighten you on how to embrace times of chaos and crisis to innovate, market for success and see new opportunities. Learn how leaders in the industry have done this and how you can embrace these ideas to win both personally and as an organization.

All prices listed exclude applicable taxes.

Breakfast With Champions

$129 $159
  • Price after May 8 - $159
  • ✓ Virtual Access to Live-Streamed Breakfast With Champions Programming
  • ✓ Breakfast delivery via Skip The Dishes
  • ✓ 3-Day RC Show Virtual Pass & Features
  • ✓ Virtual Access to RC's Digital 365 Marketplace

Breakfast With Champions

$149 $179
  • Table of 8 Available for $999
    Price after May 8 - $179
  • ✓ Breakfast With Champions Ticket
  • ✓ Breakfast Food & Drink Experience
  • ✓ Networking Sessions
  • ✓ 3-Day RC Show Flex Pass & Features
  • ✓ Parking Included

All-Access VIP Pass

$249 $399
  • Price increases after May 8
  • ✓ Breakfast With Champions Ticket
  • ✓ Industry Night Out Ticket
  • ✓ 3-Day Underground Parking Pass at Enercare Centre
  • ✓ VIP Lounge (Complimentary Coat Check, Snacks, Wi-Fi, Meeting Space)