Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023

Enercare Centre, Toronto

Breakfast With Champions


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

7:00am - 10:00am - Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place

A top-rated morning event where hospitality leaders gather to learn data-driven insights from industry research companies, gain exclusive knowledge from innovators and get inspired by world-class speakers. Purchase a table or bring your team to empower them with the inspiration and tools needed to move forward with heart and hustle.
Includes elevated breakfast offerings and parking.

2023 Agenda & Speakers

Hosted by Manjit Minhas, Co-owner & Founder, Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Arrival & Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious elevated breakfast spread and network with your fellow industry professionals.

7:30 am - 7:40 am

Opening Remarks

Introductions by Christian Buhagiar, President & CEO, Restaurants Canada

7:40 am - 7:45 am

Opening Ceremony

Introductions by Kim Wheatley, Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant

Kim Wheatley

7:45 am - 8:00 am

Where Are We Now?

Presenting the economic forecast and analyzing the trends and opportunities that will shape the future of the industry, including delivery, labour, supply chain and inflation.

Vince Sgabellone

Chris Elliott

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Checking On Your Team

Kris Hall shares front-line insights and tools to help leaders support their teams and exciting news from The Burnt Chef Project, which seeks to eradicate mental health stigma in the hospitality industry.

Kris Hall

8:15 am - 8:25 am

Healing the Industry

Coach Carey encourages guests to remember the space they hold within the hospitality industry and empowers leaders to recognize their power to heal, include and elevate talent to retain labour and build stronger teams.

Raia 'Coach' Carey

8:25 am - 8:45 am

Champions of Heart & Hustle - Leadership Panel

Industry champions share intimate stories of conscious innovation and the role emerging leaders and big ideas play in the future of hospitality and foodservice.
Moderated by Raia 'Coach' Carey.

Kate Longmire

Julie Denton

Juanita Dickson

Raia 'Coach' Carey

8:50 am - 9:25 am

In Conversation With Will Guidara

Hospitality luminary Will Guidara on “Unreasonable Hospitality” and why it’s important to create a hospitality-first culture and see it through. Lessons on how the art of hospitality can retain great talent, attract new talent and bring back raving customers—all of which will increase your profit margins.
Moderated by Renée Suen, Restaurant & Travel Writer, blogTO Food Editor

Renée Suen

William Guidara

9:25 am - 9:35 am

Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go, launched North American operations in October 2020 and their movement to eliminate waste by connecting customers to restaurants with unsold food via their mobile app is growing.

Sam Kashani

9:35 am - 9:50 am

Restaurants Canada Awards Presentation

Join us as Restaurants Canada announces the recipients of this year’s RC Awards for Culinary Excellence, Innovation and Leadership, and the 2023 RC Legacy Award.

Tickets & Tables - Reserve Your Spot Today

All prices listed exclude applicable taxes.

Breakfast With Champions - Individual

  • ✓ Breakfast With Champions Ticket
  • ✓ Breakfast Food & Drink Experience
  • ✓ Networking Sessions
  • ✓ Underground Parking at Enercare Centre

Breakfast With Champions - Table of 8

  • ✓ (8) Breakfast With Champions Tickets
  • ✓ Breakfast Food & Drink Experience
  • ✓ Networking Sessions
  • ✓ Underground Parking at Enercare Centre

All-Access VIP Pass

$269 $399
  • The Ultimate Insider Experience
  • ✓ 3-Day RC Show Attendee Pass
  • ✓ Breakfast With Champions Ticket
  • ✓ Industry Night Out Ticket
  • ✓ Underground Parking at Enercare Centre
  • ✓ VIP Lounge (Complimentary Coat Check, Snacks, Wi-Fi, Meeting Space)

Presented By


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